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

Foster City, CA – TalentWave, the largest and most experienced independent workforce engagement solutions provider in the industry, today announced that Derek Sanders has been appointed as Vice President – Business Solutions. Based in San Francisco, he will be responsible for driving enterprise sales for the western region of the US.

This news follows the launch of the new TalentWave brand in March which was created when ICon Professional Services and Synergy Services merged last year. Teresa Creech, CEO of TalentWave, commented: “Derek is a proven business development executive with a long track record of sales success in the contingent workforce solutions space. Our ability to attract and hire professionals of Derek’s caliber is great validation 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 another awesome hire for our go-to-market team,” added Gary Cornick, Executive Vice President for TalentWave. “Derek has extensive business development experience selling workforce solutions to C-Level executives within Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies. His experience in the technology, professional services, financial, and life sciences industries will prove to be extremely valuable in the Bay Area and western region.”

Prior to joining TalentWave, Derek was the Practice Director – Sales & Marketing / Human Resources for Randstad. Earlier in his career Sanders also held senior business development roles at 24 Seven and Nelson Staffing Solutions. He has extensive cross-functional experience working with enterprise HR and procurement leaders to solve the most complex contingent workforce management challenges.

Sanders will be responsible for introducing a comprehensive solution-set to mid-market and enterprise clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and other business centers on the West Coast. 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: