Mike Wachholz


As President of Pontoon, Mike Wachholz leads over 1,600 colleagues, in more than 40 countries, supporting clients in over 110 countries. Proudly part of The Adecco Group, Pontoon drives the acquisition of permanent talent and manages contingent and project workforce on behalf of an organization.

Mike began his career as a securities attorney where he gained extensive experience in complex merger, acquisition and capital raising transactions. He then moved into investment banking, advising growth stage companies in developing business plans, executing growth strategies, and raising capital.

Prior to joining Pontoon Mike helped launch and raise initial capital for a mobile workforce software and services company. He served as the company’s President and CEO until the sale of the company in 2006. Mike was also Chief Operating Officer of Beeline, until 2012 when he joined Pontoon.

During his tenure at Pontoon, Mike has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the 100 most influential figures in the world of contingent work, listed in the 2016 European Staffing 100; both the 2016 & 2017 North America Staffing 100; as well as by HRO Today in their annual list of HR “Superstars” which recognizes industry standouts for blazing their own trails.

Mike attended the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and his Juris Doctor with Honors from the UF College of Law.
Mike is based out of Pontoon’s Global Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.

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