Chad Koele Recognised by SIA’s 2021 Staffing 100 List

Actalent President cited among top leaders in staffing

Hanover, Md. – 18 February 2021 (updated 12 July 2021) – Chad Koele, president of Actalent, a leading engineering and sciences talent solution and services company, has been recognised by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Koele was originally included on SIA’s 2021 Staffing 100 list as president of Aerotek’s Engineering and Sciences business and EASi, now Actalent. Currently in its ninth year, SIA’s annual list recognises leaders across the industry whose vision and influence are changing the staffing ecosystem and charting a course into the future of workforce solutions.

“This past year has challenged the talent industry in many ways, from an economic recession to shifts in how we hire and work on a day-to-day basis,” said Koele. “Engineering and sciences professionals are in a position where their skills are still in high demand, but it is more important than ever to make sure we’re taking care of these talented people and ensuring their personal and professional goals are achieved through the right opportunities, even during an unprecedented pandemic year. At the same time, it’s been incredibly rewarding to guide and support our clients’ success with our talent solutions. Being a trusted partner through this uncertainty is what makes SIA’s recognition so gratifying and humbling.”

Koele started with Aerotek in 1993 as a technical recruiter. Over the past 28 years, he has served as director of business operations, divisional vice president, senior regional vice president, and senior vice president of operations. In his role as president of Actalent, Koele leads the company’s global growth, strategic development, and financial performance.

“Being an influencer within the workforce industry means being a force for positive change, from championing social equity to continuously bringing an innovative mindset to how we help clients and consultants achieve their strategic goals,” said Koele. “I’m honoured to be on SIA’s 2021 Staffing 100 list. It’s truly a reflection on our talented teams who make this work possible every day.”

At the start of 2020, Aerotek announced a strategic shift in its operations with the introduction of three specialised business units to better serve its customers and contractors, in which Koele played an integral part. In July 2021, Actalent was formed to support critical engineering and science initiatives that advance how companies serve the world.

In addition to his role at Actalent, Koele is a member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a CEO-driven commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

To learn more about the SIA Staffing 100 recognition and to view the full list of recipients, visit SIA’s website.

This announcement was originally released by Aerotek.

About Actalent (previously Aerotek Engineering and Sciences and EASi)

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We’re supporting critical engineering and sciences initiatives that advance how companies serve the world. With almost four decades of experience, our scalable talent solutions and technical services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Actalent’s global footprint and flexible delivery models ensure access to specialised talent where and when you need it. Follow us on LinkedIn and learn more at

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labour. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. They also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for their award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, they help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimise risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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