Cella Marketing Executive Named a Leader on Staffing Industry Analysts’ “40 Under 40” List

Kristin Valentine Recognized on SIA’s 2021 Annual Ranking of the Next Generation of Leaders in Staffing

July 21, 2021

ROCKVILLE, Md. – July 21, 2021 -- Cella, a nationwide staffing, consulting and managed solutions firm, announced that Kristin Valentine, Vice President of Marketing at Cella, has been honored as a “40 under 40” leader by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. The list is not a ranking, but a recognition of the next generation of leaders focused on placing people in jobs and contributing to progress.

“Congratulations to this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher at SIA in a press release. “These remarkable individuals hold varied roles in their organizations, from sales to operations, technology, recruiting and more, building trust, breaking down barriers and moving the industry forward each day.”

Valentine joined Cella in 2019 to lead marketing and help the company rebrand.  During her tenure, she helped launch a new website, build out a creative and marketing industry-specific content program, and is currently leading the company through a digital transformation. Last year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentine helped Cella achieve 7.5% revenue growth, compared to 2019 when the size of the staffing industry market as a whole was at its lowest level since 2013. Valentine was also instrumental in establishing Cella’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, which takes the firm’s commitment to DEI one step further by embedding it into all aspects of the organization.

“Cella believes in the power of helping people, as does SIA,” said Valentine. “While I’m extremely proud of this recognition and humbled to be listed among other leaders in the industry, I also believe that we’re rewarded every day by doing work that matters—helping people build meaningful careers and helping companies win. Cella believes in putting people first, and that is something which motivates me every day to continue what I’m doing and make a difference.”

In addition to SIA’s 40 Under 40 list, Cella has also been named to SIA’s Fastest Growing Staffing Firms list, SIA’s 2020 Largest Marketing/Creative Staffing Firms in the US list, and SIA’s 2021 U.S. and Canada Diversity Staffing Firms List for the third year in a row.

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

About Cella
Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our secret sauce? The Cella Trifecta: we have the right people, we understand our clients and we deliver results. Success requires a partner who offers all three. Together, we put passion to work. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for over a decade and is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit cellainc.com or contact [email protected].