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S.i. Systems CEO Derek Bullen Named to SIA Staffing 100 North America

Bullen joins 12th annual list of leaders who guided the industry to staggering growth in the midst of turbulent economic conditions

Calgary, Alberta – February 23, 2023 S.i. Systems ULC, Canada's largest provider of IT contract staffing, direct hire services, and outsourced contractor payroll services, announced today that CEO Derek Bullen has been named to the 2023 Staffing 100 North America list by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Bullen was recognized for leading S.i. Systems through significant growth in 2022 to help its progressive clientele meet their IT talent needs.

“I am honored to be included on the Staffing 100 North America list,” Bullen shared. “For more than three decades, this industry has been my home. While S.i. Systems has certainly evolved over the years to stay ahead of market conditions, what hasn’t changed is our unwavering commitment to helping both businesses and IT professionals make meaningful connections.”

In 2022, Bullen led S.i. Systems through two strategic acquisitions of IT staffing firms xiBoss Corp. and Eagle Professional Resources. Last November, he also steered S.i. Systems through its acquisition by private equity firms Cornell Capital and TorQuest Partners, to accelerate the company’s next phase of growth. S.i. Systems currently has more than 6,000 on-assignment consultants and is rapidly expanding beyond Canada into the U.S.

“It’s a privilege and an honor to work with Derek and to experience his commitment to the success of our clients, our consultants, and our team," said Leonie Tyler, President of S.i. Systems. “He lives by his and our company’s mantra to connect human potential to meaningful work. I’m constantly inspired by him, and this recognition by SIA is well-deserved.” 

Apart from continued business growth in the year ahead, Bullen plans to further the impact of S.i. Systems’ indigenous national charity, Indspire, which provides scholarships for indigenous students to invest in their education.

“Despite a devastating pandemic, war overseas, global inflation, and a constantly evolving world of work, the staffing industry not only recovered but grew substantially past pre-pandemic levels. Seeing how the industry achieved such success merely requires a look at the Staffing 100 North America, who faced and leapt high over those obstacles,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “As we look ahead to an uncertain period, we salute those who guided the industry through an often turbulent 2022. Congratulations 2023 honorees!”

About S.i. Systems

Founded in 1994, S.i. Systems leverages its robust database of IT professionals to quickly and professionally identify qualified candidates to fill critical positions in everything from entry-level technical support to senior leadership roles. The company, which serves more than a dozen industries with the most in-demand IT specialties, has a 99.23% success rate in matching candidates to contract and permanent assignments with more than 12,000 placements annually. Learn more about S.i. Systems at  www.sisystems.com