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Kate Donovan

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President, Talent Solutions Strategy and Center of Excellence

Kate Donovan is the Senior Vice President for Talent Solutions in North America, which includes Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and TAPFIN (Managed Service Provider) divisions. She is also the Global RPO President.

RPO and TAPFIN are market-leading workforce solutions delivered to clients throughout ManpowerGroup’s 80 country footprint with unmatched expertise and efficiency. Donovan’s passion for product innovation and her focus on delivering workforce solutions enable Talent Solutions to mirror the growth of clients as they expand into new markets. Her insights help clients execute their workforce strategy and deliver on their business objectives.

Under Donovan’s leadership, Talent Solutions RPO earned the designation of global leader from industry analyst Everest Research Group and was ranked first in the industry by analyst NelsonHall for the past six consecutive years. TAPFIN won industry accolades as the largest vendor neutral MSP provider. Donovan was named an HRO Superstar by the Human Resources Outsourcing Association and was named to Staffing Industry Analyst's Global Power 100. She writes for industry publications and speaks frequently on the topic of global workforce trends and recruiting best practices. Since 2014, Donovan has been a sponsor on the CandE Council for the Candidate Experience Awards. In 2015 and 2016, she has been honored with a Stevie Award for Female Business Executive of the Year. Kate has also been named in Recruiting Daily's list of women in HR Technology you should know and follow.

Before joining ManpowerGroup in 2008, Donovan was a Senior Vice President at Veritude, a Fidelity Investments company specializing in recruiting and HR consulting, where she led its entree into recruitment process outsourcing. Prior to working with Veritude, Kate managed her own consulting firm, advising clients on ways to deliver HR services effectively through outsourcing strategies. Kate spent several years with BankBoston Financial Corp., ultimately leading HR for its investment and global banking business groups.

She is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for the New England College of Business, a private, online college located in Boston, MA. In 2013, she was appointed by Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts to serve on a task force led by the former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to address hiring and promotional processes within the state’s court system. Donovan earned degrees with academic distinction from Boston University (M.S.) and from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.). She resides in Boston, MA with her husband and two children.