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Chandra Pappas

  • Position: Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of Nelson, Chandra's strategic leadership, deep industry knowledge, and operational excellence have been the catalyst for Nelson’s impressive success and consistent achievement of business goals. She joined the Nelson leadership team as Executive Vice President in 2017 and now oversees all operational, sales, and field teams, while building a collaborative team culture that champions operational excellence and strategic foresight.

A well-known staffing industry leader, Chandra has a proven track record of building, growing, and leading teams that consistently achieve business goals. Her over 20 years of experience in talent management focuses on developing and executing high-level insights, strategies, and plans that help companies gain market share, improve profitability, and elevate margin growth.

Chandra’s expertise has impacted staffing organizations ranging from boutique agencies to international firms. She utilizes her unique combination of specialized knowledge and enterprise operational insight to lead the teams and initiatives behind Nelson’s innovative client and candidate solutions.

Chandra holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and is the 2020 recipient of Nelson’s Chairman’s Choice Award. In addition, she recently was named to Staffing Industry Analyst’s prestigious 2021 Global Power 150 List, which recognizes women executives whose unique visions, influences, and achievements provide the catalyst for moving the staffing industry forward.