Nelson CEO Joe Madigan Honored on Staffing Industry 100 List for 2019

Nelson, one of the largest independent staffing firms in the U.S., announces that its CEO, Joe Madigan, has been recognized on the Staffing Industry Analysts 2019 Staffing 100 List.

This annual list acknowledges and celebrates leaders who are driving growth and innovation in the staffing industry. The list includes CEOs, like Madigan, as well as entrepreneurs, technologists, workforce specialists, legal advisors, data scientists and more, from a range of different kinds of companies and niches–from traditional staffing to human cloud platforms to MSP/VMS to RPO.

“The 2019 Staffing 100 North America stand out as leaders, executives and visionaries and for their significant commitment to empowering people. From job-seekers and internal talent to partners and stakeholders across the ecosystem, the Staffing 100 honorees understand that people helping people is both a competitive advantage and a way to advance the world of work for all,” said Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher, Media Products, SIA. “Congratulations to those individuals named to this year’s list for their achievements and contributions and for making it, ultimately, about people.”

Madigan became the CEO of Nelson in January of 2018. He joined the company fourteen years ago as a Branch Manager and worked his way up to the top leadership position. Under his leadership, the company has grown, with 16% temp sales growth and 21% net income growth year-over-year respectively.

In addition, Madigan created the Nelson beCAUSE philanthropy program, which allows Nelson employees to support charitable causes in their communities. In 2018, the beCAUSE committee granted over $75,000 to local charities. Nelson was recognized as one of the top philanthropic companies in the Bay Area, ranking 18 out of 100 overall and fourth for most giving per employee.

“I am honored to be a part of the SIA Staffing 100 list for 2019 – helping this company grow, first as an individual contributor, and now as a leader, has been such a rewarding part of my career,” said Madigan. “In addition, this role has given me the opportunity to create rewarding careers for workers all over California and the U.S., including for those employed directly by Nelson. I look forward to continuing to make Nelson an integral part of the business communities across our state and the country.”

Nelson, which is based in Sonoma, California, has provided staffing, recruiting, and payrolling solutions to organizations of all sizes and across industries for nearly fifty years. For more information about Nelson, visit