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The Planet Group’s CEO, Michael Stomberg, Named to SIA’s Staffing 100 North America List for 2021

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (February 18, 2021) – Michael Stomberg, Chief Executive Officer of The Planet Group, has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, to its 2021 North American Staffing 100 list. In its tenth year, the annual list of North American staffing leaders honors 100 notable individuals who are elevating the industry and advancing the workforce solutions ecosystem through their accomplishments.

As CEO of The Planet Group, Stomberg has led the Planet companies to record organic growth, launching four new business lines and acquiring five firms. Fast approaching $500 million in revenue, Planet achieved 20% top and bottom line organic growth in 2020 and was ranked 60th on SIA’S fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms list. Additionally, Stomberg is heavily involved with the Ray Graham Association, a nonprofit organization that empowers adults with disabilities.

An acknowledgment of exceptional leadership, commitment and resilience, this year’s Staffing 100 list recognizes a group of professionals who, in unprecedented times, are unwavering in the support they have shown for their businesses, teams, talent, and clients.

“Congratulations to the 2021 Staffing 100 North America honorees. These leaders have displayed tremendous skill and resourcefulness amidst the uncertainty and volatility of the past year, meeting the moment with grace and agility,” said Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher, Media Products, SIA. “From the deployment of healthcare workers to needed allyship at a time when diversity matters most to launching new solutions, these leaders are helping the industry to reach greater heights.”

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Their proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling / compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. Learn more at


The Planet Group consists of nine related entities, including five renowned staffing brands, and has been purposefully built to address the professional services needs of leading companies in the Accounting & Finance, Technology, Life Sciences, Human Resources, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Healthcare and Digital Marketing areas. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the US and Europe.

Media Contacts

The Planet Group
Elizabeth Spayne, VP of Marketing
781.530.3191 |

Staffing Industry Analysts
Jennifer Arcuni, Communications Director
650.390.6171 |

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