SeatonCorp Co-Founder and Chairman Michael Miles Receives 2013 Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award

CHICAGO, IL – March 11 – SeatonCorp, a $500 million Chicago-based outsourcing and recruiting firm that operates under the Staff Management | SMX, PeopleScout, and StudentScout brands, today announced that Co-Founder and Chairman Michael Miles was honored with the 2013 Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award. The award was presented at the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum on February 28, 2013.

“Michael Miles has been a leader in pioneering unique and innovative approaches to deliver staffing services”, said Barry Asin, President of Staffing Industry Analysts, when announcing Miles as the 2013 award winner. “At Staff Management he was among the first to operate without branch offices, using a centralized operating center, proprietary software and client embedded management teams. For his continued leadership in innovation and his role in the development of VOP (Vendor on Premise) and MSP (Managed Service Provider) operating models since 1988, we are honored to recognize Michael as the recipient of the award.”

Miles was selected out of hundreds of highly-qualified nominees by a committee of analysts. Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes one individual across the $134 billion U.S. staffing industry for their contributions to the space. The Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award was created to honor Founder and former Chairman of Staffing Industry Analysts, Peter Yessne, and is an annual award for an individual who contributed a significant innovation that has had a positive impact on the staffing industry and has stood the test of time.

“We are gratified by this recognition and remain focused on helping our clients transform how they manage human capital in order to minimize risk, increase flexibility and spur business growth,” said Michael Miles. “Innovation at Seaton starts with understanding what our clients are trying to achieve and working our way backwards to the solution as opposed to starting with the solution in mind.”

About The Seaton Companies
SeatonCorp is a $500+ million outsourcing and recruiting company that operates under the Staff Management | SMX, StudentScout and PeopleScout brands. SeatonCorp was recently recognized as America’s #1 job creator among privately held companies by Inc. Magazine. SeatonCorp has delivered a compounded organic annual growth rate of 25% since 2009. Founded in 1988, the firm has over 25,000 employees and operates in over 60 countries. For more information, please visit

About Staff Management | SMX
Founded in 1988, Staff Management | SMX is a recognized global leader in innovative outsourced workforce management solutions that deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and build sustainable value. Staff Management | SMX solutions help clients optimize workforce mix, create a progressive employment offering and reduce employment costs. Winner of the 2012 American Business Award for Company of the Year, Staff Management | SMX is ranked one of the top MSP providers worldwide by buyers on HRO Today’s 2012 MSP Baker’s Dozen and among the Largest Global Staffing Providers by the Staffing Industry Analysts. Staff Management | SMX has been a charter member in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program since 2006 and holds Workers’ Compensation Risk Certification. Staff Management | SMX is one of The Seaton Companies which are ranked amongst Crain’s Largest Privately Held Companies in Chicago and on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. In 2013, Co-Founder and Chairman, Michael Miles, received the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award from the Staffing Industry Analysts for his contributions to the industry.

For More Information:
Caroline Storey-Sabetti
Executive Director of Business Solutions & Marketing
Staff Management | SMX
(413) 256-6959