Jean-Pierre (JP) Sakey


Executive Chairman
Headway Workforce Solutions

JP Sakey joined our company in 2003 as President & CEO. JP has a passion for people businesses with over 30 years in executive leadership roles, including major stints in the human capital, investment banking and private equity sectors.  


In the late 1970’s, after college, JP began his career working and counseling with emotionally troubled youth before entering the private sector. In the 1980’s, after 10 years in Private Equity his foray into human capital and HR related businesses began in 1994 with the buyout of SPEC Group Holdings; a provider of technology based outsourcing solutions focused primarily in the energy sector.  Over 6 years JP and his team grew SPEC more than ten-fold before being acquired by TMP Worldwide, the parent company of JP became President of’s e-Resourcing Americas group and later worked in the Chairman’s office developing strategic initiatives, including the launch of a sector specific initiatives and targeted country sites.     


Sakey has been cited by numerous media outlets seeking his subject matter expertise about employment, hiring and human capital issues, and Human Resource Outsourcing Today magazine recognized Sakey with their prestigious HRO Super Star Provider Award, for having the “vision, influence, tenacity…while setting examples in building processes and organizational support structures, including IT, payroll and financial infrastructures” that benefit the human resources outsourcing and human capital industries. 


Sakey has served on the Governor of North Carolina’s Innovation Council, which was formed to advise the Governor on coordinating public and private investments and policies to promote innovation as well as moving innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace more efficiently while strengthening collaboration among business, academia, state, and local government. 


JP has a personal passion in working with Military Veterans in transitioning to the civilian world.  



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