NelsonHall Appoints Former Aon Executive Scott Golas as Global HR Outsourcing Director; 16-year HR Veteran Tasked with Research and Consulting

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NelsonHall, the leading business process outsourcing research and consultancy, announced today that Scott Golas has joined the company as Global HR Outsourcing Director, reporting to CEO John Willmott. Golas will lead research and consulting for NelsonHall globally for human resources products and services.

Scott brings to NelsonHall more than 16 years of program, technology and outsourcing experience, and is responsible for developing the firm’s Human Resource Outsourcing research and analysis product and service line. Most recently, he led strategy development and portfolio management for Aon Human Resource Consulting and Outsourcing.

The executive hire is the latest in a series of moves that the growing company has made in the execution of its strategy, which includes developing highly targeted solutions and delivering them through a global network of highly skilled professionals and vertical practices.

"We are thrilled to welcome Scott to NelsonHall’s leadership team. His exceptional track record at building and growing businesses, architecting client-centric solutions, and executing a global delivery model will be invaluable to the organization as NelsonHall continues to grow," said John Willmott. "Scott will play a pivotal role in driving NelsonHall’s HR research and consulting ensuring that we develop and deliver compelling business solutions for our clients."

During his career, Scott has applied his experience to develop and implement a broad range of human capital solutions to support and accelerate companies’ business strategies. He was recently selected as one of HRO Today Magazine’s 2004 "Superstars of HR Outsourcing" and Human Resource Executive Magazine’s "Rising Stars of HR," and was a 2000 PricewaterhouseCoopers HR Innovation Award finalist. Before joining Aon, Scott was Managing Director at Talent divine a Chicago B2E company, and was the HRM (Human Resources Management) consulting practice leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ West Region.

Scott earned an MS in organizational development from Loyola University of Chicago, and a BS in manufacturing engineering and technology from Purdue University. He is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on human capital-related issues.

"NelsonHall has been a pioneer and thought leader in the research and consulting space for quite some time – from its approach to research and analysis to the unique way they interact with their clients," said Golas. "I believe NelsonHall is uniquely positioned to leverage unmatched capabilities, customer intimacy, and understanding of the intersection of outsourcing and technology to drive profound business benefit. I look forward to working with the entire NelsonHall team to further accelerate our clients’ growth and profitability."

About NelsonHall

NelsonHall specializes in researching, analyzing and advising on services markets worldwide. We help service buyers to assess the performance of their business processes, to optimize their sourcing strategy, to understand the capabilities of service vendors, and to learn from the experiences of other organizations within their industry. We also help service vendors to develop service strategies and offerings, target market opportunities, and appreciate service buyer requirements.

As part of its market-leading BPO research portfolio, NelsonHall has developed the HR Outsourcing (HRO) Program as a dedicated service for HRO professionals. The service tracks, monitors and analyses the activities of companies engaged in HRO, and delivers detailed market analyses, vendor assessments and case studies. Information on NelsonHall is available on the Internet at

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