President and Chief Executive Officer
As the first female President and Chief Executive Officer for Volt Information Sciences, Inc., a publicly-traded global organization, Linda Perneau brings over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the staffing industry. She is successfully leading Volt during a period of significant transformation, through a pandemic, and with successive quarters of improved financial results. Previously, she held a variety of senior executive sales and operational roles at numerous leading staffing companies. Ms. Perneau is a strategic leader who has built a reputation for building high-performance teams that meet and exceed financial goals and expectations. An early champion of women in the workforce and the driver behind the company’s renewed diversity initiatives, Ms. Perneau is proud to lead an organization that understands the benefits of increased diversity – not only for its people and our communities, but for its business.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Herb Mueller joined Volt in August 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and has over 30 years of finance expertise and leadership. Prior to joining Volt, Mr. Mueller served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Resources Global Professionals (“RGP”), the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc., a publicly traded NASDAQ-listed company. Prior to being appointed CFO at RGP, he successfully led a regional practice as Managing Director, and also served as Director of Client Services. Prior to RGP, Mr Mueller served as the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Accounting & Administration, and Treasurer of Delta Apparel, Inc., a publicly traded apparel manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Mueller has significant experience in the areas of finance, accounting, business operations, and risk and compliance management. His broad expertise and proven track record demonstrate his ability to successfully execute on both the financial and operational goals of the company.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Nancy Avedissian became our Chief Legal Officer in November 2019, after having served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since October 2016. Prior to joining Volt, Ms. Avedissian served as General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs at Worldwide Clinical Trials, where she served as the chief legal advisor to a leading contract research organization. Ms. Avedissian led a multi-jurisdictional team and focused on corporate law & governance, commercial transactions, corporate & regulatory compliance, policymaking and providing counsel to the company’s senior management team. Ms. Avedissian spent the first ten years of her career as a transactional attorney in the Global Corporate Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, a leading international law firm. At Milbank, she focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, restructurings, corporate governance and the general representation of corporate clients. Ms. Avedissian received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine, and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she served as the Executive Editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the California bar and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Chief Global Solutions Officer
An effective and strategic leader, Lori Schultz has over twenty-eight years of workforce management and staffing industry experience, and a proven track record of collaborating with industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement strategic workforce solutions that fuel growth. She has a proven track record leading business turn-arounds and transformations. Schultz has experience leading global operations across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Having built, mentored, and retained professional teams at industry-leading global workforce solutions firms, Ms. Schultz is a tireless and motivated leader. Prior to joining Volt, she served as Senior Vice President for Pontoon’s MSP and RPO group, running operations in excess of $5 billion. She has also served as Global President of Yoh, Senior Vice President for Ajilon IT Consulting and Senior Vice President for Adecco Engineering & Technical. Throughout her many years of workforce solutions leadership, she has continuously led and cultivated high-performing sales and operations teams, and developed and executed new growth strategies to sustain and increase revenue.
Ms. Schultz is a steward for the industry’s thought leadership, regularly speaking at industry events about the ever-evolving contingent workforce and the talent management strategies that will propel today’s companies’ future success. She is personally committed to mentoring and developing women and lends her time to provide insight and advice through women’s business panels and has served as a Board Member for the American Staffing Association and Senior Advisor for technology and consulting companies.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Ms. Kelly brings over 25 years of industry experience at high-performance companies, including Apple One, Spherion, Randstad, and most recently, Nelson, where she was Vice President, Strategic Sales, responsible primarily for enterprise-wide sales efforts. Before joining Nelson, Ms. Kelly was National Sales Director for the West at Spherion/Randstad, where she utilized her expertise to deliver successful and customized solutions to each client.
Senior Vice President, Specialty Solutions Group
Lauren Griffin joined Volt in August 2018 as Senior Vice President, Specialty Solutions Group, and has over 25 years of impactful experience leading sales and operations in the staffing industry.
Ms. Griffin is an expert in recruitment, sales and business operations within the staffing industry. She is committed to providing top talent and customized workforce solutions to companies and has a proven track record of successfully building and driving profitable business growth as well as developing and operating high performance teams.
Ms. Griffin began her career at TAD Resources International as a recruiter, where she earned successive roles with increasing responsibility in sales and operations. Following TAD’s acquisition by Adecco Staffing, she spent 20 years in multiple positions at Adecco, ten of which were spent as a Senior Vice President responsible for strategic direction and business operations.
Committed to giving back to the community, Ms. Griffin is on the Board of Directors of Career Collaborative, a non-profit that provides training for unemployed and underemployed adults.
Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Lenny Naujokas has been our Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since January 2017 and our Assistant Corporate Controller from August 2012 until January 2017. From January 2011 until August 2012, he was Senior Director of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting at Monster Worldwide, Inc. Prior to 2011 he was Controller - Enterprise Solutions Business at Motorola Solutions, Inc., Corporate Accounting Manager at Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Assurance Manager for KPMG, LLP. He is an active Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Naujokas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University.