TalentLaunch, a nationwide network of independently operated staffing and recruitment firms, recently announced that Debra Thorpe has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.  Deb brings deep industry expertise and extensive leadership experience to lead the TalentLaunch Services teams as they continue to grow their offerings and customer support.  With her industrial engineering background and a passion for problem-solving, Deb leverages data and analytics to help organizations make the most informed operational decisions.  

Prior to Talentlaunch, Deb worked for Kelly Professional & Industrial where she focused on driving profitable growth and increased specialization in the company’s largest, longest-standing portfolio that includes Kelly’s professional, industrial and commercial business in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  A hands-on leader focused on building diverse, high-performing teams, Deb had also served in other critical executive positions over her time at Kelly.

“We are thrilled to have Deb join our growing TalentLaunch executive lineup. Her experience is perfectly aligned with our vision and I am confident her strategic initiatives will propel the TalentLaunch Network to future growth,” said Doug Dandurand, President of TalentLaunch.

Deb has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list, as one of the most influential people in the staffing industry.  Deb holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.  She recently served on the Board of Directors for HAVEN, a nationally recognized nonprofit that promotes violence-free homes and communities and helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Deb embodies the TalentLaunch mission to unleash the power of potential and inspires operations excellence with every interaction.


About TalentLaunch

TalentLaunch is a nationwide network of independently-operated staffing and recruitment firms under common ownership. Our firms have deep roots in their communities and are focused on meeting companies’ talent demands by leveraging best-in-class tools & resources to elevate the overall experience. We are committed to a common purpose — inspiring the world to realize its potential. For more information, visit mytalentlaunch.com.