Bert Miller joined MRINetwork in 1995 as co-founder of search and recruitment office, Protis Global. Eventually based in Miami, Protis Global consistently ranked as one of the Network’s largest and most honored offices and earned numerous national and international awards. The office, led by a tenured management team, continues to provide retained executive search and advisory services to clients in the food and beverage, consumer package goods, cannabis and hospitality industries.
In 2019, through MRINetwork Holdings LLC, Bert acquired Management Recruiters International, Inc. from CDI Corporation and became the organization’s President and CEO.
With an intimate understanding of the staffing and recruitment space and of challenges faced by independent firms in the rapidly changing industry Bert is leveraging MRI’s unique network-centric service model to support the growth of the Network’s existing members while expanding its membership ranks.
Bert is an active speaker globally on key issues facing the development and recruitment of talent such as diversity and inclusion, advisement, leadership and culture. Prior to joining the Network, Bert graduated from Ball State University and joined the E&J Gallo development program in 1985. He then moved on to Revlon N.A. in 1989 and held various leadership roles prior to starting Protis Global along with Laura A. Gonzalez in 1995.
With over 30 years of experience in staffing & recruiting and executive search, Nancy joined the organization in 2008 as VP, Learning & Talent Development to drive organizational training strategy, including the design, development and delivery all training tools and management programs. Her role expanded to VP of global operations and franchise recruitment in 2013 with a strong focus on franchise relations and owner engagement programs to enhance and energize the company’s culture. Her commitment to the franchise community and her success in delivering service excellence led to her appointment as general manager of the company in 2017. She continues to direct her efforts to providing enlightened leadership in today’s challenging environment and to developing programs for tenured franchisees. Prior to joining MRINetwork, Nancy honed her skills over 19 years with Spherion Corporation (now Randstad, NA), where she progressed rapidly from running a search practice and strategic sales to the ranks of upper management as VP of Strategic Accounts. Nancy holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Michigan State University.
As Vice President of Learning and Talent Development, Sherry is responsible for setting the strategic direction of learning by partnering with franchise owners to establish learning solutions that help them achieve their business goals and objectives. Sherry is a metrics-driven business professional with over 20 years’ experience tying learning strategy to human performance. Her unique background in learning and finance help to ensure a results focus for all learning initiatives. Sherry has extensive experience in leading learning initiatives using adult learning theory including learning solutions that leverage innovative technologies such as micro learning, social learning, gamification, and mobile learning. Sherry has served in strategic learning leadership roles for Santander Bank and Penn Medicine where she’s transformed the learning experiences at both organizations. She is a published author and has spoken at national conference on topics related to measurement of learning and innovative learning solutions. Sherry holds an undergraduate degree in Finance, with a Masters in Instructional Technology.
Marquis Parker serves as Vice President of Business Services for MRINetwork, where he is charged with leading the delivery of business-related services and support to affiliated executive search offices and the execution of initiatives focused on operational performance improvement and strategic growth for MRINetwork Corporate.
Before joining MRINetwork, Marquis spent six and a half years with Aon plc, a $12B provider of risk management and human capital advisory services, in a number of strategy and business operations leadership roles, most recently serving as a Divisional Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to Aon, Marquis worked for McKinsey & Company, the global management consultancy, where he advised both private and public sector clients in several industries, including financial services, public infrastructure, and education. His client engagements covered a range of topics, including post-merger management, organization design, performance transformation, and growth strategy.
Marquis holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Princeton University, M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, M.A. in Education from the Stanford University School of Education, and M.S. in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia.
Vince joined MRINetwork in 1994, in a newly created role for the organization, Vice President, Marketing. During his almost 10-year tenure in that role, he worked with the management team and the MRINetwork franchise community as the organization grew to span four continents, from its roots as a contingent recruiter of sales and management talent. Vince moved to parent company, CDI Corp., in 2003 directing the firm’s marketing, communications and investor relations functions. Recently Vince rejoined MRINetwork as Interim Vice President, Marketing.
Prior to joining MRINetwork and CDI, Vince spent most of his career in national marketing positions within Marriott.
With nearly 20 years of experience in recruiting and contract staffing, Colin leads operations and development for MRI Contract Staffing. Colin first joined MRINetwork in 2004 as a business consultant for the organization’s franchise operations, advising owners and training desk-level producers. He was then hired by a leading pharmaceutical/biotechnology recruiting firm to establish and grow their contract staffing division, which he grew to a $9M+ business in high-margin annual revenue during his 11 years with the firm. He was responsible for business development, market assessment, client identification, sales, delivery and account management, always focused on growing market share. Now back at MRINetwork, Colin is dedicated to helping both small and large offices succeed in growing their contract staffing business.
He holds a BA in Psychology from Millersville University.
Reagan has been a part of MRINetwork since June 1998, when he started with the Miller Resource Group franchise office as an Internet Researcher. There Reagan grew his skills rapidly, became the IT Manager responsible for the network and software infrastructure and support, and developed skills and software that attracted the notice of the corporate office. In January 2007, Reagan made the transition to the corporate office as Manager of Application Development where he was responsible for the design and development of the many applications MRINetwork provides its offices. Soon after, he made the jumps to Manager and then Director of Technology Operations to take on a larger strategic responsibility of the holistic technology approach for MRINetwork Offices. Today, as Director of Technology Operations, Reagan serves as the lead for all technology initiatives offered by Corporate to the MRINetwork offices globally. This includes designing, developing, and supporting the applications MRINetwork offices use to perform their recruiting efforts more efficiently, as well as designing and managing network and PC infrastructure services for the franchise offices. Ultimately Reagan acts as subject matter expert on staffing technology and their best practices for applicant tracking software, learning management systems, video interviewing, network infrastructure, voice communications, and more.
Tim joined MRINetwork in 2007 where he held several positions, leading to his role as Senior Director of Contract Staffing. After a four-year hiatus during which he gained further experience working for Adecco, he returned to MRINetwork to expand the contract staffing business offering. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Temporary Specialist.
A 25-year veteran of the staffing industry, Tim has a proven track record of success in a wide range of roles. He started his career with Placers and was instrumental in growing annual sales by landing major accounts such as JPMorgan, First USA, Astra Zeneca and Chase Bank. From there he moved to Spherion, where he worked for the franchise division as a regional director for seven years.
Tim holds a B.S. degree from Georgetown University, and proudly served in the Unites States Marine Corps.
As Sr. Director of Accounting & Financial Operations, Bud is responsible for all aspects of MRINetwork’s financial operations, including financial reporting & budgeting, general ledger accounting, payroll, payables, billing and collections. He also has oversight of vendor partnerships for the Network.
Prior to joining MRINetwork, Bud served as Accounting Manager for CDI Corporation, an engineering and technology services firm, where he managed general ledger processes, closing processes and the analysis of results in support of a $300 million business vertical. His previous roles include controller, financial consultant and accountant with several companies that provided him with extensive supervisory experience and knowledge of numerous system implementations.
Bud is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from La Salle University and an MBA in Finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.