Sam Cross recognised in SIA's 40 under 40 list

May 20, 2020

Houston, Texas — May 20, 2020
: Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has unveiled its annual 40 Under 40 list, recognizing an up-and-coming group of leaders making their mark on the workforce solutions ecosystem.

We are pleased to announce that Sam Cross, Senior VP, Americas, has been recognised in the 2020 40 Under 40 list.


StrategicInnovativeWanting to make a difference both for their communities and the world. Competitive, but not at the expense of their team. These are just a few of the admirable traits that describe the 2020 class of 40 Under 40.

One of Cross’s great personal drivers is to have an impact on the careers and lives of the people he works with. “Seeing people become better professionals is one thing, but seeing them becoming better people is the real reward,” he says.

Looking forward, Cross predicts digitalization and lower cost of service will be the future for staffing, and feels trusted strategic relationships will come back stronger after the recent market downturn. “It’s at hard times people value the relationships they have and delivery they can rely on versus commoditization.”

These are unprecedented times. The workforce has been impacted in ways not seen before. Yet as we brace ourselves to tackle what lies ahead for an industry that places people in jobs, one thing is crystal clear: We need leaders and innovators to navigate this crisis.

These 40 professionals exemplify passion, integrity, creativity and the perseverance that is needed to connect people to new opportunities amid Covid-19 and beyond. They have chosen varied career paths to get here; some started out right after college, while others came from other careers — sales, investment banking, law, nursing, software development — but what is striking is their commitment to putting people first.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)

SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Elevating the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

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.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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This post was written by: Rob Boyle