Mike Cleland is the founder of Charted Path, a performance consulting firm for staffing companies, with over 23 years in the industry. Over the last 8 years he has worked with more than 80 staffing firms in every major vertical ranging in size from start-up to $600 million focusing on leadership team development and organizational improvements. In addition, Cleland has worked with private equity firms to assist in the evaluation of potential investments and assisted in post-merger change management initiatives. His latest book Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines from Top Performing Staffing Firms was co-authored with Barry Asin, President of SIA and released in 2018 as a follow up to Behind the Wheel: Driving Excellence in Staffing Operations which was published in 2013. In addition to his extensive consulting experience, Cleland leverages his background as president of a $65M IT staffing firm to provide practical advice that minimizes disruption while implementing improvements that allow companies to achieve break through growth. He has also been named to SIA’s North American Staffing 100 for three years.