Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 11, 2003

Erik Vonk – Gevity Hr Inc (gvhr)

ERIK VONK is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gevity HR, Inc. Appointed in April 2002, Mr. Vonk led Gevity's successful transformation from a professional employer organization to a leader in the HR outsourcing industry. During this time, the company accelerated its profitability and experienced a fivefold increase in its stock price. Before joining Gevity, Mr. Vonk served as a member of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding NV, the third largest flexible staffing company in the world. He was President and CEO of Randstad North America, based in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure there, Mr. Vonk started the company's North American operations and built it into a profitable organization with $1.5 billion in revenues. Mr. Vonk also has extensive experience in the banking industry. He was a member of the executive board of Bank Cantrade AG and held senior management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and ABN-AMRO Bank. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a quick overview of what Gevity does?

Mr. Vonk: Gevity is an HR outsourcing company. That means that we

provide a full HR solution to primarily small and