GEE Group Inc. Appoints Kim Thorpe Chief Financial Officer
NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GEE Group Inc. (NYSE American:JOB) (the “Company” or “GEE Group”), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, today announced that it has appointed Kim Thorpe as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GEE, effective June 15, 2018.
Mr. Thorpe joined the Company as Vice President of Finance on May 1, 2018. Prior to joining GEE, Mr. Thorpe served as a senior executive and chief financial officer of both publicly traded and privately-owned organizations. He has extensive knowledge of finance, treasury management, U.S. GAAP, IFRS, SEC reporting and compliance, tax planning and compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. Two of his past positions of note include having served as the CFO of a publicly traded specialty insurance group, and as the CFO and a senior leadership team member of a large insurance and financial services business unit of GE Capital. Mr. Thorpe also was a partner of the international accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Thorpe replaces Andrew J. Norstrud, who is resigning his position as the Company’s chief financial officer to pursue other interests. Mr. Norstrud also will continue to provide services to the company pursuant to a new consulting arrangement, through which he will provide assistance in the transition of his duties and focus on other projects including strategic acquisitions. Mr. Norstrud has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since March, 2013, and previously as GEE’s Chief Executive Officer from March, 2014 to April 2015.
Derek Dewan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Andrew Norstrud has been an important part of the significant progress GEE has made over the last several years. We very much appreciate his contributions to the Company and look forward to working with him as a consultant on future projects. Dewan commented further, “Kim Thorpe is an exceptional and accomplished finance executive with superb business acumen and extensive experience. He has been working closely with Andrew since joining GEE to insure a smooth transition. We are fortunate to have his talents available to us for this key position.”
About GEE Group
GEE Group Inc. is a provider of specialized staffing solutions and is the successor to employment offices doing business since 1893. The Company operates in two industry segments, providing professional staffing services and solutions in the information technology, engineering, finance and accounting specialties and commercial staffing services through the names of Access Data Consulting, Agile Resources, Ashley Ellis, General Employment, Omni-One, Paladin Consulting and Triad. Also, in the healthcare sector, GEE Group, through its Scribe Solutions brand, staffs medical scribes who assist physicians in emergency departments of hospitals and in medical practices by providing required documentation for patient care in connection with electronic medical records (EMR). Additionally, the Company provides contract and direct hire professional staffing services through the following SNI brands: Accounting Now®, SNI Technology®, Legal Now®, SNI Financial®, Staffing Now®, SNI Energy®, and SNI Certes.
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Released June 19, 2018