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The Planet Group’s CEO, Michael Stomberg, Named to SIA’s Staffing 100 North America List for 2023

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (February 15, 2023) – The Planet Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Stomberg, has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, to its 2023 North American Staffing 100 list. This marks the second time Stomberg has received the recognition. In its 12th year, SIA’s annual list honors bold industry leaders who are charting a course into the future of workforce solutions.Michael Stomberg, Chief Executive Officer of The Planet Group

As founder and CEO of The Planet Group, Stomberg has led the company to more than 20% year-over-year organic growth in the last year, achieving over $600 million in revenue and earning the company spots on SIA’s Largest US Staffing Firms and Largest Global Direct Hire Staffing Firms lists. Additionally, Stomberg was inducted into the MidOcean Partners (MOP) Hall of Fame in 2022. MOP was Planet’s private equity partner from 2018 to 2021, during which time the company’s revenue grew to over $600 million from $150 million and achieved an 8.5-times return on invested capital in three years.

“Despite a devastating pandemic, war overseas, global inflation and a constantly evolving world of work, the staffing industry not only recovered but grew substantially past pre-pandemic levels. Seeing how the industry achieved such success merely requires a look at the Staffing 100 North America, who faced and leapt high over those obstacles,” said Barry Asin, SIA president. “As we look ahead to an uncertain period, we salute those who guided the industry through an often turbulent 2022. Congratulations 2023 honorees!”

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our 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. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program. Learn more at


The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, consists of a group of related global consulting organizations and renowned staffing brands and has been purposefully built to address the professional services needs of leading companies in the Technology, Digital Marketing, Diversified Energy & Engineering, Infrastructure, Accounting & Finance and Human Resources areas. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices throughout the US and Europe.

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