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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.

Chris Batterham<

Chris Batterham


Chris is a commercially focussed finance leader with over twenty years experience in Australia and Europe in customer focused businesses across the retail, franchise, hospitality, manufacturing and retail property sectors.

His key focuses are: business partnering, transformation and high growth strategy development and execution.

Stoya Dukic

Stoya Dukic

EEP Healthcare Head of Product

Personally, I come from a large European family with 3 sisters and 7 nephews. We all live a 5-minute drive from each other meaning we are quite often together and too involved in each other’s lives lol. Meeting at our mum’s house (Parliament House affectionately nicknamed by one of my nephews) for a quick coffee most afternoons often leads to chaos with us all talking over each other and my mother often telling us to ‘keep it down, what will the neighbours say?’. Although this can sometimes be too much, I would not change them for the world. I enjoy traveling to new places and have travelled across quite a lot of Europe and on weekends enjoy shopping, lunch / dinner with friends and watching football (the real roundball game) & Formula1.

I have worked in the Healthcare sector for over 30 years, working in private practice, public and private hospital sectors, in operational management roles.During COVID I decided to move out of direct healthcare environment (like many at the time) and into healthcare recruitment taking on the rebuild of the NSW /ACT nursing workforce division at one of the largest workforce solutions companies in Australia. Establishing a team and repairing relationships with our clients as customer service as our primary focus enabled the successful rebuild and expansion of the business from 3 to 6 branches in the 2.5 years spent at the organization. The experience and knowledge gained during this time met my personal needs of professional development.

Brook Wise

Brook Wise

International Director of Franchising

With 25+ years of sales leadership and franchise development experience, Brook helps lead international expansion of the $4.6 billion industry giant Express Employment Professionals. With his help and leadership, Express is now the #1 temporary staffing 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.

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

Head of Learning and Development

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.

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