Global Head of Human Resources Archives | Pontoon

Global Head of Human Resources

Christoph Niebel
President

Christoph has served as Global President of Pontoon Solutions since 2020, where he shares his passion for igniting the potential of individuals and organisations.  

Since joining Pontoon, Christoph has furthered the company’s transformation journey as an industry disrupter and market leader. His background in integrated HR solutions and consulting has brought a holistic approach to total talent beyond acquisition. This unique perspective of the full talent lifecycle advances Pontoon’s position as the architect of solutions within the Adecco Group and broader partner ecosystem.  

A native of Germany, Christoph first joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as part of LHH in Australia. Relocating to New York City in 2013, he held sales and P&L leadership roles at LHH before joining their Executive Committee as Chief Sales Officer in 2018. Under his leadership, LHH experienced market-leading growth and profitability, as well as history-making results, for two consecutive years.  
 
Christoph lives in New York City with his wife and competes in a local handball league in his free time.  

Christoph has served as Global President of Pontoon Solutions since 2020, where he shares his passion for igniting the potential of individuals and organisations.  

Since joining Pontoon, Christoph has furthered the company’s transformation journey as an industry disrupter and market leader. His background in integrated HR solutions and consulting has brought a holistic approach to total talent beyond acquisition. This unique perspective of the full talent lifecycle advances Pontoon’s position as the architect of solutions within the Adecco Group and broader partner ecosystem.  

A native of Germany, Christoph first joined the Adecco Group in 2009 as part of LHH in Australia. Relocating to New York City in 2013, he held sales and P&L leadership roles at LHH before joining their Executive Committee as Chief Sales Officer in 2018. Under his leadership, LHH experienced market-leading growth and profitability, as well as history-making results, for two consecutive years.  
 
Christoph lives in New York City with his wife and competes in a local handball league in his free time.  

Ben Diersing
Global CFO

Ben was promoted to Pontoon’s Senior Leadership Team in July 2022 to serve as Global Head of Finance for the organisation.

Ben’s remit includes financial planning and analysis, data governance, and financial partnership across the organisation’s business units.

Ben joined Pontoon in 2015 and has led the commercial finance team throughout his tenure, developing the go-to-market pricing and strategy for our products and services. This function is critical to the growth of our client base, and he partners closely across Pontoon to ensure we are delivering top service to our customers that will be competitive while enabling Pontoon to reach our financial goals.

Prior to joining the Adecco Group, Ben held roles in lending and commercial finance in the financial services and outsourcing industries. Ben lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife and two children.

Ben was promoted to Pontoon’s Senior Leadership Team in July 2022 to serve as Global Head of Finance for the organisation.

Ben’s remit includes financial planning and analysis, data governance, and financial partnership across the organisation’s business units.

Ben joined Pontoon in 2015 and has led the commercial finance team throughout his tenure, developing the go-to-market pricing and strategy for our products and services. This function is critical to the growth of our client base, and he partners closely across Pontoon to ensure we are delivering top service to our customers that will be competitive while enabling Pontoon to reach our financial goals.

Prior to joining the Adecco Group, Ben held roles in lending and commercial finance in the financial services and outsourcing industries. Ben lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife and two children.

Jenna Dobbins
Global Head of Human Resources

Jenna is passionate about cultivating a culture of learning and thought leadership in the human capital space. 

Since joining Pontoon, Jenna has developed and implemented innovative learning and development programmes to drive engagement across our global organisation. As a champion of our continuous learning culture, she has led the global deployment of our HR data system and the creation and roll-out of our performance management system. In 2021, HRO Today recognised Jenna as a Practitioner Superstar on their HR Superstars list. 

Having spent most of her career in the HR space, Jenna joined Pontoon in 2013 and has held HR Director and Global Head of People Operations roles. She encourages career development and internal mobility while instilling a growth mindset across Pontoon. 

Outside of work, Jenna can often be found at the flag football field cheering on one of her three kids – or practising her photography. She also enjoys travelling, exploring, being curious and exposing her kids to anything new. 

Jenna is passionate about cultivating a culture of learning and thought leadership in the human capital space. 

Since joining Pontoon, Jenna has developed and implemented innovative learning and development programmes to drive engagement across our global organisation. As a champion of our continuous learning culture, she has led the global deployment of our HR data system and the creation and roll-out of our performance management system. In 2021, HRO Today recognised Jenna as a Practitioner Superstar on their HR Superstars list. 

Having spent most of her career in the HR space, Jenna joined Pontoon in 2013 and has held HR Director and Global Head of People Operations roles. She encourages career development and internal mobility while instilling a growth mindset across Pontoon. 

Outside of work, Jenna can often be found at the flag football field cheering on one of her three kids – or practising her photography. She also enjoys travelling, exploring, being curious and exposing her kids to anything new. 

Lee Baldwin
Global Head of Client Success & Advisory & Global Head of Midmarkets

Lee accelerates our customer-centric initiatives leading our innovative product, operational excellence and solution design capabilities. His team is instrumental in achieving outcomes for our customers and growing Pontoon’s reach through new customer acquisitions and improved experience. Lee also leads our global implementation and business analytics teams.   

Lee’s tenure with the Adecco Group spans 13 years since he joined Pontoon in 2009 to support customers in our financial services segment. Over the years, he has held multiple leadership roles and successfully driven innovative global workforce strategies for some of our most complex customers. He serves with a passion for developing teams and creating career development opportunities. Lee has also been recognised as a 2020 and 2021 Provider Superstar by HRO Today and appeared on SIA’s 40 under 40 list in 2020. 

Originally from the UK, Lee moved to the US to play college soccer. He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three children. 

Lee accelerates our customer-centric initiatives leading our innovative product, operational excellence and solution design capabilities. His team is instrumental in achieving outcomes for our customers and growing Pontoon’s reach through new customer acquisitions and improved experience. Lee also leads our global implementation and business analytics teams.   

Lee’s tenure with the Adecco Group spans 13 years since he joined Pontoon in 2009 to support customers in our financial services segment. Over the years, he has held multiple leadership roles and successfully driven innovative global workforce strategies for some of our most complex customers. He serves with a passion for developing teams and creating career development opportunities. Lee has also been recognised as a 2020 and 2021 Provider Superstar by HRO Today and appeared on SIA’s 40 under 40 list in 2020. 

Originally from the UK, Lee moved to the US to play college soccer. He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three children. 

Karin Selfors
Global Segment Head of Consumer Products, Life Sciences & Industrials

Karin is recognised for her commitment to innovation and dedication to building strong and trusting relationships across the industry. 

She is an activist leader with a passion for driving diverse talent practices and architecting inclusive behaviours within Pontoon and across customer programmes. She also frequently participates in industry panels focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and other trends impacting the segments under her remit. 

A native Swiss and Canadian citizen, Karin started her career in Investment Banking before joining the Adecco Group to lead Global Investor Relations. She joined Pontoon in 2013 as Global Head of Business Development and has since transitioned into her current role. During her tenure, Karin has grown key customer accounts into premiere Total Talent programmes and launched the company’s first Recruiterless RXO and Pontoon’s Rapid Hire. She has also captured new wins and expansions to grow Pontoon’s reach and footprint in the market. 

With her husband and two children, Karin is based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a passionate downhill skier and enjoys playing tennis, her new favourite sport. 

Karin is recognised for her commitment to innovation and dedication to building strong and trusting relationships across the industry. 

She is an activist leader with a passion for driving diverse talent practices and architecting inclusive behaviours within Pontoon and across customer programmes. She also frequently participates in industry panels focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and other trends impacting the segments under her remit. 

A native Swiss and Canadian citizen, Karin started her career in Investment Banking before joining the Adecco Group to lead Global Investor Relations. She joined Pontoon in 2013 as Global Head of Business Development and has since transitioned into her current role. During her tenure, Karin has grown key customer accounts into premiere Total Talent programmes and launched the company’s first Recruiterless RXO and Pontoon’s Rapid Hire. She has also captured new wins and expansions to grow Pontoon’s reach and footprint in the market. 

With her husband and two children, Karin is based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a passionate downhill skier and enjoys playing tennis, her new favourite sport. 

Chris Harrington
Global Head of Sales

Chris leads as Global Head of Sales for Pontoon, where he deploys his passion for commercializing human capital solutions and helping clients to deploy the strategies to help them get the right work done. He brings years of experience to the table and has an impressive track record of helping clients reach their goals while making it easy to live with technology. 

He got his career started at Hay Group (later acquired by Korn Ferry), where his teams were responsible for developing commercial strategies for their productized services businesses. Chris then joined the Adecco Group as part of LHH. Soon after joining he was tapped to lead North American commercial activities for Ezra, Adecco’s virtual leadership development solution. Chris then spent one year as a general partner at venture capital firm Archetype before returning back to Adecco, in his current Pontoon role. 

Chris has a Bachelor’s in Business from Loyola University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Villanova University.  He lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two sons, where he spends his free time aspiring to play more golf. 

Chris leads as Global Head of Sales for Pontoon, where he deploys his passion for commercializing human capital solutions and helping clients to deploy the strategies to help them get the right work done. He brings years of experience to the table and has an impressive track record of helping clients reach their goals while making it easy to live with technology. 

He got his career started at Hay Group (later acquired by Korn Ferry), where his teams were responsible for developing commercial strategies for their productized services businesses. Chris then joined the Adecco Group as part of LHH. Soon after joining he was tapped to lead North American commercial activities for Ezra, Adecco’s virtual leadership development solution. Chris then spent one year as a general partner at venture capital firm Archetype before returning back to Adecco, in his current Pontoon role. 

Chris has a Bachelor’s in Business from Loyola University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Villanova University.  He lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two sons, where he spends his free time aspiring to play more golf. 

Shauzab Ladha
Global Segment Head of Technology & Consulting

Shauzab serves as the Global Segment Head of Technology & Consulting, demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of the technology sector coupled with consulting experience. He is client-centric in his approach, leading from an Industry point of view.

As a collaborative leader, Shauzab partners across the Adecco Group ecosystem to leverage the strength of the wider organisation. He is adept at breaking down the silos thereby constructing compelling and differentiated client value propositions. In the talent space, his experience span from advisory services in the workplace of the future to overseeing large scale RPO/RXO implementations.

Shauzab joined Pontoon in December of 2021 after 21 years at IBM, consulting Fortune 500 enterprises in the High-Tech industry. In this role, he partnered with his clients’ C-Suite team to architect and implement enterprise transformations. His strong interpersonal skills and focus on talent development have earned him a reputation for engaging and inspiring top-performing teams. 

Shauzab is based in Boston, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is active in his local community, mentoring young adults and serving as a board member on two not-for-profit organisations.

Shauzab serves as the Global Segment Head of Technology & Consulting, demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of the technology sector coupled with consulting experience. He is client-centric in his approach, leading from an Industry point of view.

As a collaborative leader, Shauzab partners across the Adecco Group ecosystem to leverage the strength of the wider organisation. He is adept at breaking down the silos thereby constructing compelling and differentiated client value propositions. In the talent space, his experience span from advisory services in the workplace of the future to overseeing large scale RPO/RXO implementations.

Shauzab joined Pontoon in December of 2021 after 21 years at IBM, consulting Fortune 500 enterprises in the High-Tech industry. In this role, he partnered with his clients’ C-Suite team to architect and implement enterprise transformations. His strong interpersonal skills and focus on talent development have earned him a reputation for engaging and inspiring top-performing teams. 

Shauzab is based in Boston, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is active in his local community, mentoring young adults and serving as a board member on two not-for-profit organisations.

Hannah Stirrett
Global Head of Marketing

Hannah Stirrett serves as Pontoon’s Vice President of Marketing, where she brings her passion for collaborative problem-solving and engagement with internal stakeholders and external partners.  

Hannah’s marketing approach for Pontoon combines strategic brand positioning, disruptive digital marketing, and inbound and outbound campaigns. Her unique ability to demonstrate Pontoon’s value and customer success drives tangible results through account-based marketing.  

Hannah joined the Adecco Group in 2013 and Pontoon in 2017 and has led multiple initiatives during her tenure, leading the Covid communication strategy and implementing an internal communications transformation.  

Joining Pontoon’s Senior Leadership Team in 2022, Hannah looks for ways to drive maximum value, with a focus on people and talent.  

Residing in London, England, with her husband and two children, Hannah is a keen swimmer and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family. 

Hannah Stirrett serves as Pontoon’s Vice President of Marketing, where she brings her passion for collaborative problem-solving and engagement with internal stakeholders and external partners.  

Hannah’s marketing approach for Pontoon combines strategic brand positioning, disruptive digital marketing, and inbound and outbound campaigns. Her unique ability to demonstrate Pontoon’s value and customer success drives tangible results through account-based marketing.  

Hannah joined the Adecco Group in 2013 and Pontoon in 2017 and has led multiple initiatives during her tenure, leading the Covid communication strategy and implementing an internal communications transformation.  

Joining Pontoon’s Senior Leadership Team in 2022, Hannah looks for ways to drive maximum value, with a focus on people and talent.  

Residing in London, England, with her husband and two children, Hannah is a keen swimmer and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family. 

Jay Eardly
Global Segment Head of Financial Services & Global Head of Customer Hubs

Jay leads as Global Segment Head of Pontoon’s Financial Services Segment, where he is customer-obsessed and passionate about collaborating with teams for creative solutions. He stops at nothing to find the right talent mix and solution for each of Pontoon’s Financial Services customers. Jay is also committed to developing the potential of future leaders, hosting leadership summits and sharing his expertise on various industry panels.  

Joining Pontoon in 2017, Jay brings 15 years of workforce consultation experience serving customers in the Financial Services industry. In his five years at Pontoon, Jay has held multiple roles, including VP of Programme Management for one of our largest financial services customers. In 2021, he joined our Senior Leadership Team to head our Financial Services Segment. Jay lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two children. A weekend warrior, Jay competes in marathons, ultra-relay races, and adventure races, all while coaching Little League Baseball.

Jay leads as Global Segment Head of Pontoon’s Financial Services Segment, where he is customer-obsessed and passionate about collaborating with teams for creative solutions. He stops at nothing to find the right talent mix and solution for each of Pontoon’s Financial Services customers. Jay is also committed to developing the potential of future leaders, hosting leadership summits and sharing his expertise on various industry panels.  

Joining Pontoon in 2017, Jay brings 15 years of workforce consultation experience serving customers in the Financial Services industry. In his five years at Pontoon, Jay has held multiple roles, including VP of Programme Management for one of our largest financial services customers. In 2021, he joined our Senior Leadership Team to head our Financial Services Segment. Jay lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two children. A weekend warrior, Jay competes in marathons, ultra-relay races, and adventure races, all while coaching Little League Baseball.

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