The largest and most experienced independent workforce compliance and engagement company in the U.S. continues expansion with key sales hire in SE region.

Foster City, CA – TalentWave, the largest and most experienced independent workforce engagement solutions provider in the industry, today announced that AJ Atkinson has been appointed as Vice President – Business Solutions. In this role he will be responsible for driving enterprise sales in the southeastern region of the US.

This news follows the launch of the new TalentWave brand last month which was created when ICon Professional Services and Synergy Services merged last year. Teresa Creech, CEO of TalentWave, commented: “AJ is a proven business development executive with a long track record of leadership and sales success in the workforce solutions and contingent labor markets. Attracting and hiring proven professionals like AJ is just another indicator of our trajectory in the market. We are really pleased to have him join TalentWave, and we are looking forward to his contribution as we continue our rapid growth.”

“This is a great hire for TalentWave,” added Gary Cornick, Executive Vice President for TalentWave. “AJ has extensive business development experience selling workforce solutions to C-Level executives within Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies. His experience in the technology, medical, financial, energy and manufacturing industries will prove to be extremely valuable in the southeastern region.”

Atkinson has over 34 years of experience in the Human Capital Management industry with a focus on Vendor Management Systems, Talent Management, Workforce Management and HR Service Delivery. Prior to joining TalentWave, he was involved with HCM software and services solutions for two large ERP providers, the largest WFM vendors and the largest provider of outsourced payroll services. AJ has cross vertical experience working with enterprise companies in retail, financial services/banking, manufacturing, professional services and energy sectors.

Atkinson will be responsible for introducing a comprehensive solution set to mid-market and enterprise clients. TalentWave’s proven independent workforce engagement solutions, delivered through the company’s award-winning and proprietary iConnect® SaaS technology platform, include:

  • ICverify, for independent contractor vetting and validation
  • IC Engagement, Agent of Record (AOR) services
  • Professional Payrolling, Employer of Record (EOR) services
  • Vendor Qualification and Subcontracting services
  • Talent Community, talent re-engagement solution
  • Global Services


About TalentWave, Inc.

TalentWave is the largest and most experienced provider of independent workforce engagement solutions. TalentWave’s clients include many Fortune 1000 companies from diverse industries across the globe. They depend on TalentWave’s innovative technology, expertise, and unmatched customer experience to safely and effectively engage their independent workers. The award-winning iConnect® SaaS technology platform enables TalentWave to deliver a broad array of proven independent workforce engagement solutions including: independent contractor compliance, agent-of-record, employer-of-record professional payroll services, vendor qualification, subcontracting, talent re-engagement, global services, and advisory services. For additional information, visit: