Jorge Perez Izquierdo
Senior Vice President
Manpower, North America
Jorge Pérez Izquierdo is senior vice president of Manpower North America. In this role, he oversees ManpowerGroup’s staffing business in the United States and Canada. During his tenure with Manpower North America, Pérez Izquierdo has increased sales, productivity and profitability by redefining the business’ market strategy and delivery models and optimizing its operations.
Pérez Izquierdo joined ManpowerGroup in 1994 and was quickly promoted to managing director of the Manpower Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic region. During his seven-year tenure in this role, Manpower became the region’s largest staffing supplier and an industry leader. He also launched two additional brands –Manpower Professional (now Experis) and Right Management – in the region.
Pérez Izquierdo is an industry-leading expert in workforce trends and is passionate about equal employment opportunities. He founded the Mexican Staffing Association (AMECH) and the Manpower Mexico Foundation that sponsors programs to support equal employment opportunities, including Caminemos Juntos and Vinculacion Academica. He partnered with the Secretary of Labor of Mexico to create the Empresa Incluyente award, given to companies that support and create job opportunities for people with disabilities and aging workers.
In his current role, Pérez Izquierdo launched Project Ability. The program is focused on putting people with disabilities to work by creating partnerships with local governments, not-for-profit organizations and organizations that need skilled talent.
Active in the community, Pérez Izquierdo serves on the boards of several associations, including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, United Community Center (UCC) and Casa de la Esperanza Foundation. He is also a member of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Chicago United and serves on the Steering Committee of the Hispanic Integration Initiative of the Council of the Americas.
A resident of Mequon, Wis., Pérez Izquierdo earned a degree in electromechanical engineering from La Salle University in Mexico City, an AD Executive Direction Program from the IPADE business school in Mexico and an Executive Program from the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France. He has also completed advanced studies in finance and quality management.