NES Global Talent, the specialist engineering and technical human capital solutions provider, is delighted to announce that Tig Gilliam has been appointed as CEO to lead the company with plans to drive new business and grow its global footprint.

With a successful career spanning more than 25 years, Tig previously worked as operating partner at AEA Investors LP, which bought NES Global Talent in 2012. Prior to that he was CEO of Adecco Group North America and has previously held senior management roles at IBM, PwC and Price Waterhouse. Tig has been Interim CEO of NES Global Talent since May 2014.

NES Global Talent, which has a global network of more than 40 offices across 28 countries, has achieved record growth and profits again in its fiscal year ended 31st October 2014.  Axel Holtrup, partner of AEA Investors LP, said: “Whilst we at AEA are sad to lose Tig as a partner of the firm, we are extremely happy to have someone of his calibre and track record join the NES Global Talent team. This is an exceptional company and we firmly believe that under the leadership of Tig and the rest of the senior management, it can consolidate and build on its market leading franchise.”

Tig will focus on continuing to drive the company’s growth, organically and through acquisitions, with the goal of becoming the top human capital solutions provider in the energy sector worldwide and further improving the service it provides to clients, contractors and candidates. NES Global Talent will also focus on growing its global footprint and extending its range of contract, permanent placement and managed solutions services into new disciplines and sectors.

“Having had the opportunity to work with the NES Global Talent team in an interim capacity, I am very pleased to now be able to join the company fulltime,” he said. “The acute and growing skills shortage in many engineering and technical disciplines drives strong demand for our services. The NES global mobility platform offers a tailored, efficient and cost-effective solution to our client’s most challenging human capital needs. Our industry leading solutions give clients access to the best talent in the worldwide market, whether they are looking for a contract or permanent hire or a complete managed services solution.

“NES has always enjoyed a reputation for exceptional service to our contractors – offering the best career-developing opportunities with the best companies and ensuring that the unique skills and ambitions of our contractors align with our client’s needs. Personalised assignment support services, both globally and locally, allow our contractors to focus on their work and their personal life.

“I am proud to be leading NES Global Talent on the next stage of its journey and am excited about the company’s future.  In business services, the people and culture play a tremendous role in the success of the enterprise.  I am so pleased to join a quality, motivated and customer-focused team.”

NES Global Talent is proud to announce the strategic alignment between ourselves and the Fircroft Group to create NES Fircroft, one of the leading human capital solutions businesses for engineering and technical talent globally.