Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT ups ex-KRG VP to CEO

Middle market staffing firm Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT has promoted Howard Brill to executive chairman and Wayne Cavanaugh to CEO. Previously, Brill was CEO of the company while Cavanaugh was CFO, COO and president. Prior to joining the company, Cavanaugh worked at KRG Capital Partners where he served as a vice president.


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT (collectively, the “Company”), one of the nation’s leading staffing services companies, announced today that Howard Brill who has led the Company for the past 16 years is moving to the role of Executive Chairman and Wayne Cavanaugh who has served as the Company’s CFO, COO and President has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Under Mr. Brill’s leadership, the Company has become one of the largest in the professional staffing industry. In his role as Executive Chairman, Mr. Brill will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors, provide strategic insights and focus on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Brill remains the Company’s largest individual shareholder.

“Having worked closely with Howard at the company for the last five years in multiple leadership roles, I am incredibly appreciative of the opportunity to now lead the company as its President and CEO in its next phase of growth. Howard’s vision and leadership set a foundation for the company and his values and entrepreneurial spirit have become ingrained in all of our employees. It is my honor to continue down the same path by leading the Company’s continued expansion through organic growth and accretive acquisitions,” said Mr. Cavanaugh.

“Wayne has spent the last five years becoming fully immersed in our business. His track record in growing and driving operational and financial performance and building a great team around him allows me to take on the role of Executive Chairman. I look forward to seeing continued growth of the company under Wayne’s leadership,” said Mr. Brill.

Mr. Cavanaugh has significant experience in driving growth-oriented financial, operational and acquisition initiatives for companies with annual revenues between $100 million and $1 billion. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cavanaugh was a Vice President of KRG Capital Partners where he focused on investments in the healthcare services, business services and energy sectors and completed over $3 billion in merger and acquisition transactions. Early in his career, Mr. Cavanaugh was a private equity analyst with Svoboda Capital and an investment banking analyst with Merrill Lynch in Chicago and London.

Mr. Cavanaugh graduated with high honors from DePaul University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Accounting and received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

About Global Employment Solutions and Fahrenheit IT
As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing middle-market staffing companies, the Company specializes in information technology, engineering, creative and digital staffing through its Fahrenheit division, as well as clerical, administrative, call center and other non-technical staffing through its Global Employment Solutions division. Through its nationwide network of offices, the Company serves a diverse cross-section of companies and employees who demand the personal attention of a local business, while valuing access to a wide range of global resources from a single company. Learn more at and