Bert Bean is living proof that hard work pays off. As Chief Executive Officer of Insight Global, he is responsible for a $3.3 billion staffing company with more than 4,000 employees working across 63 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Far from an overnight success, Bean's journey to the top started more than 17 years ago. In 2005, he joined the organization as an entry level recruiter. Ambitious from the start, he's since worked his way up the corporate ladder, which culminated in 2018 when it was announced that Bean would be taking the helm as CEO.
By all accounts, his appointment was a wise move. Under his leadership, Insight Global has already expanded with new business units, including Insight Global Health and Compass, an initiative which aids clients in company cultural transformation, leadership development, and talent management strategy. On top of that, he has transformed the company's vision and accelerated its commitment to social equity. During his tenure as boss, Insight Global hired its first director of DE&I to start a division that solely focuses on the implementation of diverse practices for employees and clients. He also founded Insight Global’s Family Fund, a pool of capital to grant up to $10,000 to workers facing hardship.
The success of Bean's stewardship is undeniable. The cultural shift he's responsible for has contributed to the company’s strong revenue position year over year, achieving over 80% growth since Bean's time as CEO. Furthermore, the company has greatly increased talent recruiter retention – the largest employee group at the company.
As a result of these achievements, for four years running, the company has been honored as a Best Place to Work for Women by Fortune. This is especially noteworthy because almost 70% of Insight Global’s workforce identify as women. Additionally, as an executive, Bean's work has received industry recognition. In 2018, he was ranked 7th on Comparably's 2018 "Best CEOs in the U.S." list.
Bean, who holds a degree in marketing from Auburn University, balances his time as a member of The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and Forbes Business Council. As a seasoned veteran in the industry, he has frequently been asked to share his perspective on the value of helping people be the best versions of themselves at work by numerous media outlets, including Fox Business Network, Fortune, and Authority Magazine.