Board of Directors

Derek Dewan

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Dewan possesses a wealth of experience in the staffing industry. Prior to GEE Group, Derek Dewan took AccuStaff Incorporated (which became MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS)) public (in 1994) and grew the company into a multi-billion dollar global staffing and solutions giant. In 2009, he was instrumental in the sale of MPS Group to Adecco Group, the largest staffing company in the world, for $1.3 billion. Previously, Mr. Dewan was a CPA and partner at what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

George A. Bajalia

President and Director

Mr. Bajalia has extensive experience in the higher-margin professional and specialty services staffing. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prolianz Division of staffing conglomerate MPS Group Inc. (NYSE:MPS), as well as its Chief Operating Officer.

Thomas C. Williams


Thomas Williams is Chief Executive Officer of Innova Insurance Ltd. Mr. Williams is also an acting Vice Chairman of Capital Management of Bermuda (previously Travelers of Bermuda).

Dr. Arthur B. Laffer


Dr. Arthur Laffer is a renowned economist who served in the Reagan Administration and is best known for creating the Laffer curve concept. Dr. Laffer is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Laffer Associates and Policy Co-Chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund. Dr. Laffer is also an author and contributor as an economic expert.

Peter J. Tanous


Peter Tanous is Founder and Chairman of Lynx Investment Advisory. Previously, Mr. Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Bank Audi (U.S.A.) in NYC and Chairman of Petra Capital Corporation, an international investment bank.

William M. Isaac


William Isaac served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Isaac founded regulatory consulting firm The Secura Group, now a part of FTI Consulting, Inc., in which he serves as Senior Managing Director-Global Head of Financial Institutions Corporate Finance.

Ronald R. Smith


Ronald Smith co-founded SNI and was the Chairman and CEO until March 31, 2017. Mr. Smith is a seasoned staffing executive with over 40 years' experience in the industry. Smith previously worked for a large international staffing and recruiting firm where he ultimately owned six franchises. After selling his franchises to a large international staffing and recruiting firm in 1988, Smith was promoted to Regional Manager and integrated 20 locations for a large international staffing and recruiting firm.