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Mark Darby

President Professional Staffing UK


President, Professional Staffing (UK)
Mr. Darby is the President of Professional Staffing (UK), at Staffing 360
Solutions. He is responsible for leading the UK business and has over
20 years of experience in the professional staffing industry. Prior to
joining the company, Mr. Darby spent the past couple of years in the
M&A, change management & business integration
space working alongside a number of high net worth investors and
stakeholders to successfully deliver targeted acquisitions as part of a
wider buy and build strategy to create a £60m revenue, £2.5m
EBITDA Group. Between 2005 & 2015, Mr. Darby worked with the
Kellan Group Plc, an AIM-listed multi-sector professional staffing
business, in a number of leadership roles, taking the business from a
significant loss-making position through restructuring & growth into
profitability resulting in a £1.4m EBITDA turnaround resulting in his
appointment as Group COO and Executive Board appointment in
2015. After starting his own business, Professional IT Search &
Selection Limited in 1997, operating in the I.T and software sectors,
Mr. Darby built and sold to Parity Group Plc in May 2001, an
international staffing and software services business with £170m
revenues generated from I.T contracting and permanent resourcing
solutions. Joining the group operational board responsible for
permanent recruitment nationally and new business contractor
growth in London, he was responsible for £45m revenue and leading a
team of 120 consultants and business managers across six UK locations.
In addition to many years in senior leadership roles within the staffing
industry, Mr. Darby spent time with the Management Consultancy
Optima Group, delivering people related services and business
development, operating within the pre–IPO software sector and with
international technology clients.