Sunny Ackerman

President, SThree

Sunny joined SThree in February 2021 as the newly appointed President where she oversees the growth strategy for the world’s largest staffing and consulting market within the life sciences, energy, and technology sectors. As a veteran in the human capital industry, Sunny brings a wealth of experience in executive leadership roles within the HR and technology space.  Sunny has a proven track record of driving change and delivering results, including architecting multiple turnarounds, and leading a $1.5 billion operating unit to sustained record-setting profits. 

Before her appointment as President for SThree, Sunny was the President of the Americas for Frank Recruitment Group where she was responsible for the company’s largest region, leading professional IT experts in developing specialty markets, new brands and client expansion in North America.  Sunny also spent over 14 years in a variety of executive positions with ManpowerGroup.  As Senior Vice President and General Manager for ManpowerGroup, Sunny led the most significant business in North America, with over 412 offices employing approximately 50,000 people every week. In this position, Sunny oversaw a diverse team of sales and talent experts who connected clients with workforce solutions and people with meaningful work.  Throughout her career, Sunny has worked with elite Fortune 500 clients and industry leaders as a strategic advisor and business partner, providing knowledge and experience, while keeping ahead of fast-moving market trends in a complex and ever-changing labor market.  Sunny has over two decades of industry experience and is recognized for conceptualizing and aligning talent and workforce strategies to business strategies.

Staffing Industry Analyst named Sunny to the “Global Power 100” – the most influential women in staffing the past three years.  Sunny is passionate about and often called upon to discuss industry topics such as women in STEM, careers, and workplace trends, and she Chaired ManpowerGroup’s global women’s employee resource group.  Sunny resides in Dallas, Texas.

Speaker Sessions

4:20 - 5:00

Future Forward: Growing Your Business Post-Pandemic

The pandemic has laid bare numerous easily disrupted workflows and processes and spurred companies to rapidly invest in solutions to advance their digital transformation efforts. Some sectors took an extreme hit during lockdown and others saw such spikes in demand that it was hard to keep up - either way, everyone was affected in some capacity. Now that the acute phase of the pandemic is hopefully behind us, how do staffing businesses plan for the future? What are the investments they should consider making given how the market has changed and the processes and resources they need to put in place to grow their business post-pandemic? In this session, Bullhorn's Kendra Cato will convene a panel of leaders to discuss how the market has shifted for large buyers of labor, and subsequently, for the staffing firms that deliver talent, and how they're navigating new business opportunities.