Every single member of our IMS Oneworld team approaches their work with a shared vision; to think outside the box, maintain a fresh perspective and help clients around the world build an authentic, diverse and driven workforce by harnessing the power of technology. We build solid, long-lasting relationships with our customers, by creating and delivering customized Workforce Solutions.

The strength behind our systematic, efficient approach is our skilled, highly qualified professionals. Our diverse team represents a rich mix of cultural and geographical backgrounds that flourish in our open and motivated environment.

IMS Oneworld Team

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Katie Bussey

President, IMS Oneworld

Katie Bussey is a passionate leader with more than 22 years’ experience in the staffing and consulting industry, dedicating the past 16 years to the MSP/VMS space. Katie specializes in working with large-scale organizations regarding their Human Capital Management strategies. She is innately aware of the value realized through robust workforce solutions while recognizing why some organizations are challenged with realizing the full value of the solutions they already have in place. Katie’s strength is understanding an organization’s current state and creating customized solutions to either replace or enhance their existing workforce solutions. She has one goal, to empower organizations to embrace technology and services and to build talent solutions that transform every aspect of the talent value chain. She works with velocity; she is highly strategic, and she gets results.

In her current role, Katie has responsibility over IMS Group’s newest division, IMS Oneworld. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, IMS Oneworld specializes in workforce solutions that result from the establishment of Branded Talent Community Solutions at enterprise organizations. Innovation is key to evolving existing workforce solutions in this new era which is why all IMS Oneworld solutions are designed to enhance an enterprise’s existing solutions with next-level offerings. Katie is dedicated to transformation and therefore has built a team of winners and a company culture of collaboration, accountability and the belief that creating an unprecedented experience for clients and candidates is not only the number 1 priority but the only priority.

Kris Kumar

Executive Vice President, IMS Oneworld

Kris Kumar is a talented and seasoned executive with years of experience in Manufacturing, Information Technology, Staffing Services, and Consulting. He brings a wealth of expertise within Recruiting, Business Operations, Onsite-Offshore Delivery Model, and in executing business objectives. He holds an abundance of international experience from small scale start-ups to mid and large size corporations, offering Operational, Sales and Delivery consultations.

Kris is responsible for spearheading several initiatives that have propelled the companies with whom he has worked to 15% – 70% annual growth, these company revenues varied from $10 million to $200 million. Kris has established himself as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in executing and implementing transformational programs for staffing companies and Enterprises.

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Samantha Barron

Sales Director, IMS Oneworld

With a client-facing career spanning 15 years, Samantha has spent 7 of those years identifying workforce solutions for large-scale organizations in the staffing industry. During this time, she felt privileged to have worked on-premise with her clients. This enabled her to comprehensively understand their business pains and requirements from an internal perspective. Through her hands-on approach, Samantha has successfully identified customized solutions spanning across onboarding, payroll, recruitment and sales. Her love for operations has seen Samantha support high-volume clients throughout the entire process by also leading the implementation and execution of these solutions.

With her wealth of experience in customer success, Samantha is perfectly poised to support our clients in establishing a tailor-made IMS Oneworld experience.

Rohan Soni

VP Operations, IMS Oneworld

Rohan is a self-driven, passionate individual with 14 years of experience in the staffing industry. Specifically, he has specialized in workforce management, client engagement, customer success and business operations across North America. He is a motivated achiever and proven bottom-line contributor with a solid record of driving teams by effective cost reductions through process redesign. As an enthusiastic problem-solver, Rohan has a keen ability to rapidly assess diverse challenges, develop action plans, and lead teams from the front. Rohan is a result-oriented leader with strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills. As one of the key players within IMS Oneworld, Rohan is responsible for executing strategic implementations.

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WorkLLama Team

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Sudhakar Maruvada

CEO, WorkLLama

Sudhakar Maruvada is founder and CEO of WorkLLama, IMS Oneworld’s technology partner and Talent Community Platform that helps companies build powerful employer brands that fuel their businesses. A serial entrepreneur, Maruvada has more than two decades of experience in corporate strategy, marketing and business development, as well as product strategy and development expertise in building multi-sided network platforms for industries including staffing, retail, CPG, transportation and healthcare.

Sudhakar co-founded nuVizz Inc. and nuVizz Consulting Services, creating multi-sided mobile network platforms for retail, CPG, transportation and healthcare. He began his career at supply chain solutions leader Manhattan Associates after earning his Master’s Degree in Statistics from Andhra University, India.

Saleem Khaja

COO & Co-Founder, WorkLLama

Saleem Khaja is a technology evangelist known for developing, implementing, and managing innovative products and services in talent acquisition and management, wireless telecom, logistics and retail industries. Saleem brings with him over 22 years of experience in launching startups, business development, product strategy, and operations.

Saleem has a Micro-Master’s degree in Digital Product Management from Boston University, an MBA from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, India.

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Our Promoters

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Amit Somaiya

Group CEO and Co-Founder

Amit Somaiya, our co-founder and CEO, consistently demonstrates an ability to understand and add value to a wide variety of business interests across various fields. His interest, experience and expertise in an assortment of different business specialisms has made a considerable impact through the course of his stay in the industry. A great deal of his 25 years’ experience has been spent planning and designing marketing strategies. Many modern day organizations and start ups can thank Amit for his skill in driving foreign direct investment into such firms. He also has rich experience in direct marketing, telemarketing, customer care and customer relationship management centers. Amit has trained more than 500 executives at middle and senior level management for leading companies and is highly skilled in core HR functions, especially the recruitment process.

Ashok Vithlani

Group Chairman and Co-Founder

Ashok Vithlani has spent an impressive 42 years in the industry, having climbed the career ladder to the very top as Director for the Polad Group of Companies. He started his career as a selling agent for a variety of products and through hard work and determination rose to the position of CEO for Rasna, a highly popular soft drink concentrate in India. Ashok successfully grew Rasna from a local product to a nationally and internationally recognised brand and has been instrumental in launching marketing communications plans for many consumer products and brands since. Today, he is an eminent business speaker and expert who sits on the board of several companies, consulting with various national and international organizations, whilst helping businesses and students learn the ropes of marketing communications and branding.

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Rhona Driggs

Director, IMS Group and CEO – Empresaria Group

Rhona was appointed as Director of IMS Group in November 2019 and Chief Executive Officer in June 2019 having previously served as Empresaria Group’s Chief Operating Officer. Rhona has over 28 years’ experience working in international companies within the staffing sector and has a proven record of delivering growth and driving innovation. She has been recognised for the past four consecutive years as one of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Global Power 150, a list of the Most Influential Women in Staffing”. Rhona’s most recent role prior to joining Empresaria was as President of Volt Global Solutions, with responsibility for the Managed Services division. Prior to that, Rhona was Executive Vice President for the commercial and technical staffing operations in North America where she ran a $1.2 billion staffing business and she brings with her an in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and operating models in the sector.

Tim Anderson

Director, IMS Group and CFO – Empresaria Group

Tim was appointed as the Director of IMS Group in August 2018. He has over 15 years’ experience working for listed and private equity backed businesses. Tim joined Empresaria from Cell Medica, a leading cellular immunotherapy company, where he was Group Finance Director. Prior to this Tim has held finance positions in three FTSE 100 businesses, most recently having spent six years at Intu Properties plc, the UK’s leading owner and manager of prime regional shopping centres, where he was Head of Financial Reporting and Control.

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