Leadership Team

John Wilson

Chief Executive Officer


John Wilson is the founder and CEO of WilsonHCG, a top global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and talent-consulting firm. He has spent more than a decade building WilsonHCG into the premier global RPO provider. John is redefining the RPO model, with a strong focus on building better companies and improving the bottom line through customizable recruitment services and value-added services. This revolutionary approach has allowed John to develop WilsonHCG into a true partner for clients’ talent acquisition programs.

John’s innovation and extensive experience in the RPO industry has made him a respected authority in the HR community. He consults business leaders on a range of human capital topics, including talent acquisition, diversity recruitment and leadership, employment branding, talent communities, strategic workforce planning, leadership development and succession management strategies. John is also an expert on hiring, motivating and retaining gen Y employees, and has advised Fortune 500 companies on their emergence in the workforce.

John’s hands-on leadership has been instrumental in driving growth every year since the company’s inception. His approach has enriched the company culture by inspiring employees to harness their own interests within the industry. WilsonHCG leads the way through its brand ambassador program, operation transition initiative, university recruiting and diversity subject matter experts (SMEs), the Leadership Exploration and Development program (LEAD) and employee engagement committee. The high level of engagement John sparks at WilsonHCG is one of the primary reasons the company has been named a top employer by multiple publications.

John has been recognized with multiple awards including Profiles in Diversity Journal’s CEO Leadership’s CEO Leadership in Action and HRO Today’s Superstars. He regularly participates in industry conferences and is a featured speaker at industry events. John has appeared on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, the CIPD podcast, HR Happy Hour and Drive Thru HR, and other programs and podcasts. He has also been featured in many publications, including Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing Stream, and “Staffing Industry Review," the London Business Journal, the American Management Association, The Global Recruiter, Recruiter Magazine, Workforce, The American Business Journal, CIO, and the Human Capital Institute blog.