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Brand History And Mission

Partners Committed To Growth

William H. Stoller and Robert A. Funk founded Express Employment International in 1983 and began franchising two years later. With 850+ locations throughout the U.S, Canada, South Africa and Australia, we are the #1 flexible recruitment franchise for people, communities and businesses.

“I am humbled by what we’ve accomplished together… putting people to work, giving them purpose, providing hope.”

Robert A. Funk, Founder & President of Express Employment Professionals

Express Founders Robert A. Funk and William H. Stoller

Our Milestones

From a humble storefront in Spokane, Washington to more than 850 global locations, we know that hard work earns great rewards.

Meet The Team


Australia Executive Team

Our experienced Sydney-based head office team works collaboratively with their U.S. colleagues to provide expert support to our Australia Franchise Owners.

Brook Wise

Brook Wise

International Director of Franchising

With 20+ years of sales leadership and franchise development experience, Brook helps lead domestic and international expansion of the $3.6 billion industry giant Express Employment Professionals. With his help and leadership, Express is now the #1 temporary recruitment franchise, globally. Brook holds a B.A. from West Virginia University, is an International Franchise Association Certified Franchise Executive and a member of several IFA committees. He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Valerie and their children Charlie and Clair.

Michelle Gamble

Michelle Gamble

Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle holds post-graduate certificate in management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has over 25 years marketing experience, including 20 years running her own marketing agency and consultancy working with a diverse range of small to medium-sized businesses nationwide.

During that period, Michelle worked with several franchise organisations including Hello World Travel (formerly Travelscene American Express), Telco In A Box, Mrs Fields Cookies and Frontline. Before starting Marketing Angels, Michelle worked for both Telstra and Optus in business development and marketing roles for Telstra’s Big Pond Internet business and Optus’ consumer Broadband business.

Arthur McColl

Arthur McColl

Chief Executive officer

Arthur is a high achieving and experienced Franchise Executive who was previously led Anytime Fitness Group Australia to win Franchise of the year in 2018 and who in 2019 was awarded the 5th top Australian Franchise Executive in Australia.

Before joining Express, Arthur was Group Chief Executive Officer of Collective Wellness Group (CWG) in 2017, the parent company and master franchise holder of US Brands Anytime Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness and Xtend Barre. In that role Arthur developed and drove the strategy to grow the group to 550 locations.

Arthur began his career with Stakis Hotels in 1987 in the UK, which was acquired by Hilton International in 1997, and he was involved in the acquisition and growth strategy of the company, contributing to the acquisition of both LivingWell UK & Viva Health clubs before relocating and becoming the Vice President of LivingWell Australia in 2002. In that role Arthur was involved in the rapid development schedule for the stand-alone, luxury full-service health clubs and spas located across Australia. Following the successful sale of the division, in 2006 Arthur returned to the UK as Operations Director of LA Fitness, UK, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer until 2015.

In late 2015 Arthur returned to Australia as the Chief Executive Officer of Anytime Fitness.

Mandy Jacobson

Mandy Jacobson

Group Learning and Development Manager

Mandy comes from a strong recruitment sales background, with 20 plus years of experience working across New Zealand and Internationally. She started her recruitment career with Kelly Services back in South Africa as a Permanent Consultant, but very quickly progressed to Agency Manager, then Business Development Manager and finally into the General Manager position, responsible for 50 plus staff across 6 locations.

In 2009 Mandy moved to New Zealand and joined Frontline Recruitment Group as a Recruitment Consultant, progressing to Agency Manager, then Multi Site Manager after opening 2 new industry sectors within New Zealand. She joined the Frontline Support Office Team in 2015 as Group Sales & Operations Manager and was involved in a number of Franchise Sales during this period.

Mandy is passionate about recruitment because it gives her the opportunity to make a difference, having been a recruiter, manager, trainer and coach, she works tirelessly to build teams and future recruiters within the industry.

Jodie Briede

Jodie Briede

Franchise Development & Compliance Officer

Jodie has significant experience in growing and developing a franchise organisation. Jodie has been involved in the development of Frontline Recruitment Group’s franchising systems across Australia and New Zealand, setting up franchisee policies and procedures for scale. Jodie has intimate knowledge of the Franchising code of conduct, the development of franchise agreements and best practice in maintaining Franchise compliance.

Jodie’s role is integral in building trust and respect between franchisee and franchisor through the development of franchising systems that foster transparency and promote successful relationships.

Colin Ongley

Colin Ongley

General Manager

Colin describes himself as a values-based leader who is motivated by his purpose; “to lead, coach, and serve others to help bring out their very best”.

With strong commercial acumen, Colin’s leadership style and experience align strategy, and culture to optimise business performance, deliver outstanding customer experience and superior results for all stakeholders.

First entering the sector in 1999, Colin brings more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment services and labour-hire. He has occupied and led frontline recruitment, sales, and operations management roles and has held multiple executive leadership positions.

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