The Changing American Workforce
The composition of the American workforce is rapidly becoming more mobile. Flexibility in one’s career and in a company’s resources, are now much more possible, and even preferable. Accounting and finance professionals, and the company’s they provide services to, are no exception. In fact, Accounting and Finance temporary labor is one of the largest sectors in the growing temporary labor market. And, in today’s competitive and technology aided environment, professionals and companies are demanding more and more flexibility, control, choice and transparency in their career and resource decisions.
Adaptiveprofessionals.com was launched in January 2014. Our goal is to provide a solution for our users' demand for a flexible, mobile and transparent online solution that enables them to adapt and succeed in this changing American accounting and finance labor market. New users of Adaptive will immediately realize the site’s core values of transparency and access. With no recruiters or middlemen involved in rate negotiation or restricting access to the best jobs and candidates, clients and professionals are free to deal directly with each other without the restrictions of traditional staffing companies, and without the risks of contracting or consulting directly.
Adaptive wants our clients and professionals to take control of their careers and staffing needs.
Adaptiveprofessionals.com is both a true online staffing company as well as a community of accounting and finance professionals. The site handles all phases of a temporary assignment, including the job posting, interviews, rate negotiation, timesheets, payroll and billing. And Adaptive’s professionals are OUR employees. So clients can staff up or down as needed without the employee compliance and paperwork headaches, and, unlike consulting or contracting, our professionals don’t have to worry about getting paid. Plus, regardless of the job or position, users always know the full breakdown of the rate, including Adaptive’s fee, which is always the same no matter what job or position.
Some of the site’s core features include: direct rate negotiation with full transparency, online video interviews (both live and recorded), detailed professional profiles with video resumes and client ratings, search and match using our exclusive algorithm built just for finance and accounting attributes, electronic references, online time entry and approval, online billing and payroll.
Users can also build networking lists and setup and join groups, making Adaptiveprofessionals.com a place to share and access other users’ knowledge and experience, and build valuable contacts, all while promoting your career, expertise and availability.
Stephen DelVecchia, CEO and Founder
Stephen DelVecchia is a CPA who worked his way up starting with public accounting, then as a financial analyst, controller and finally CFO. Before forming Adaptive, Stephen was the Chief Financial Officer and EVP for a large staffing company which he “took public” in 2008. Today, that staffing firm, Corporate Resource Services Inc., is an $800M+ publicly traded staffing company. By 2009 Stephen finally took his shot at entrepreneurialism, left his CFO job, and formed Adaptive as a combination consulting and staffing company providing flexible accounting and finance services. After two years of operations, Stephen realized that the traditional methods of staffing and consulting were highly inefficient, and not fulfilling clients and professionals’ growing needs for control, access and transparency. From there the concept for the new site adaptiveprofessionals.com was born, and development began in early 2012.
Stephen’s earliest career experience was in public accounting, having earning his CPA license while at Grant Thornton LLP, the sixth largest accounting firm in the U.S. From there Stephen joined Barnes & Noble as a Senior Financial Analyst. At the time Barnes & Noble was in the earliest stages of battling Amazon.com, and one of Stephen’s first assignments was helping take barnesandnoble.com public by researching accounting policies and contributing to the SEC registration statement. After the successful launch and registration of barnesandnoble.com Stephen became the Controller and later CFO of Cybershop.com, one of the earliest publicly traded internet retailers. Stephen also spent time working for Bill Gates’ Corbis Corp. as the COO of its media licensing research division and CFO of its digital media licensing division. Stephen graduated from CUNY Brooklyn College with a BA in Accounting.
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David C. Willen, CTO
David Willen is a proven technology rock star having served as the CTO of both start-ups and large companies. He has served as the CTO of Barnes & Noble, TheStreet.com and Tunecore. David also served as Chief Web Architect at Avon Cosmetics where he oversaw the company's Internet technology development including its over 60 international websites and global systems. David is an expert at the design and development of software, hardware, cloud architectures and distributed high transaction volume systems. He is the author of several books on microprocessor-based systems design and programming. He has consistent success at attracting, developing and retaining top talent and building, leading and motivating technology teams to deliver solutions on budget and on time. Earlier in his career David worked at Dun & Bradstreet and the first-generation Internet start-up SixDegrees.com. He has both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University.
Kevin M. Frain
Kevin Frain is a Partner in ek2 Solutions a NY-based boutique management consulting firm that specializes in assisting emerging brands with developing and executing their growth strategies. Kevin is a seasoned ecommerce executive with an extensive record of proven leadership in large well-known ecommerce companies as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. Kevin was the Executive VP of E-Commerce for Barnes & Noble after having previously held the title of CFO and VP of E-Commerce Operations. Kevin was responsible for all aspects of Operations including: Supply Chain, Finance, Program Management and Customer Service for the $750 million internet business. Kevin’s experience also includes leading the turnaround of an ecommerce apparel brand and managing the US retail and ecommerce roll out of a Hong Kong based handbag manufacturer.
Jeff Raymond has over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry in both a consultative capacity in the mergers and acquisitions and strategic and operational consulting fields, and has led the successful formation and roll-up of public and private staffing companies. Mr. Raymond currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Slate Professional Resources, Inc. a provider of professional and light industrial staffing services. Prior to Slate, Mr. Raymond founded Accountabilities, Inc., a publicly traded staffing company where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Raymond served as President of Pylon Management, Inc., a Mergers and Acquisition/Financial Consulting Firm that specializes in workouts, turnarounds, public offerings, valuations and corporate restructurings for both public and private firms. Mr. Raymond has been directly involved in the procurement buy and sell side of many acquisitions in the staffing field, representing over $700 million in revenue.