Michael Stomberg is the founder and CEO of The Planet Group which includes five renowned staffing companies and three global consulting organizations. Since founding Planet in 2009, Michael has led the organization to record organic growth while also leading the company through the launch of four new business lines and the acquisition of five firms. Fast approaching $500M in revenue, Planet has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Largest Staffing Firms in the US.
Michael has over 20 years of experience developing and leading global organizations focused on the Life Sciences, Technology and Energy industries. Michael is skilled in organizational development, leadership development, streamlining operations, technology integration, team development, and global business strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
As President of Planet Professional and Planet Technology, Scott Ragusa oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of these two impactful contract staffing and contingency search businesses. Scott joined Planet Professional’s predecessor, WinterWyman, in 1999 after more than five years with two national temporary staffing firms. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Staffing Association (MSA).
Tim Bauwens is the CFO of The Planet Group of Companies and is responsible for accounting and reporting, financial planning, cash management, human resources, and risk management. He has over 25 years of corporate accounting and finance experience, having spent the early part of his career focused on mergers & acquisitions, mostly in the service and utilities sectors. Tim has spent the last ten years in the professional services and construction industries working with publicly traded and privately held companies with an emphasis on accelerated topline growth, improved cashflow, and maximizing return on investment. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Augustana College and holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Carolyn Durham brings a unique blend of experience in account management, business development, and corporate operations to lead the direction of our client services, business development, and administrative functions. Carolyn brings over 17 years of experience in the professional staffing and consulting industries primarily supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device organizations. Her experience has encompassed sales, recruitment, business development, commercial operations, and project management. Carolyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Culture with a minor in Business and Sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
As EVP, Stuart Coleman oversees the strategy and operations of Planet Professional, formerly WinterWyman’s Professional division. Stu joined WinterWyman in 1999 and quickly helped the company expand its financial services contract and temporary offerings. He subsequently began directing all the firm’s Accounting & Finance, HR, and Professional recruitment services while managing and mentoring both recruiters and business development managers.
David Janowsky oversees the business development activities of Planet Professional. In addition to his work directly with clients, David leads a team of professional sales people while working closely with the group’s Recruiting team to support clients. Committed to success, David always strives to continuously provide the highest quality service to candidates and clients while leading his team to grow and fulfill their potential.
Sara Ferraioli is the SVP of Recruitment and oversees the strategic and day-to-day delivery activities of Planet Professional’s 40+ recruiters. She joined the firm in 2003 as a Staffing Manager before progressing to Manager of Recruiting and in 2012 to General Manager of our HR practice. Previously, Sara held recruiting roles at Interim Healthcare, Hall Kinion, and Bose Corporations.