OUR LEADERS

Bert Miller

President & CEO

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 talent access 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 talent access space (interim staffing and "perm" recruitment) 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, discussing key issues facing the development of and access to 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.

 

Joe Mullings

Chief Vision Officer

As CVO, Joe is leading the digital transformation of MRINetwork, bringing inbound video and storytelling techniques to focus while providing a new digital foundation to the analog-based business model perfected over the past five decades by MRI.

Joining MRI’s Corporate team in 2020, Joe’s primary role is to clearly articulate the future vision of the Network and drive the advancement of the organization to that North Star.

Since entering the recruiting industry in 1989, Joe has been at the cutting edge of innovation in the talent access business over the decades. He founded and is chairman & CEO of The Mullings Group, the world’s leading search firm in the medical device industry. Joe also leads Dragonfly Stories, the production firm behind the docu-series, TrueFuture. He holds an engineering degree from The University of Dayton.

 

Todd Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Joining MRINetwork in 2019, Todd brings a unique combination of financial, talent access and MRI-specific knowledge to his role as Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Vice President and CFO of CDI Corporation’s Talent & Technology Solutions division, which provided clients with staffing-related and technology outsourcing services. His 15-year career at CDI progressed from his initial role of Senior Financial Analyst through CFO, providing Todd with a deep understanding of the financial management of the interim staffing and direct hire business.

As CFO, Todd is responsible for maintaining a first-class finance and accounting organization to support all MRINetwork’s businesses. He is charged with implementing and sustaining a metrics-based approach to real-time business monitoring, assessment, forecasting and strategy planning as MRI rapidly expands its membership-based operating model.

Todd is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt issued by Purdue University.

 

Nancy Halverson

SVP, Global Operations

With over 30 years of experience in the talent access world, 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.

 

Mildred Munjanganja

VP, Product Development

Mildred joined MRINetwork in 2020 as Vice President Product Development. Her primary role is to ensure that all the MRINetwork clients receive premier/five-star value from the MRI’s products and services portfolio while fostering organization-wide business process efficiency. Mildred blends Lean Six Sigma business practices, product excellence and data-driven decision-making into all MRINetwork processes.

With over 15 years’ experience in leading B2B and B2C E-commerce organizations, Mildred has successfully facilitated double-digit growth among her businesses’ clients. Mildred has been a South Florida Business Leader Women Extraordinaire Honoree and a Ted Magazine Rising Star award recipient. She attributes her success to a disciplined application of constant improvement, a passion for helping to bring out the best in people, particularly fellow team members, and a commitment to identify strategic initiatives that can deliver exceptional business results.

Mildred believes that the future of MRINetwork is bright and is excited to be a part of a winning team.

Mildred holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Rhodes University, South Africa and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Nova Southeastern University.