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These excerpts taken from the GVHR 10-K filed Mar 16, 2009.

Executive Officers of the Registrant

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who is an executive officer of the Company as of March 11, 2009:

 

Name

 

Age

 

Position

Michael J. Lavington

 

62

 

Chief Executive Officer

Garry J. Welsh

 

45

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Paul E. Benz

 

49

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

James E. Hardee

 

53

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Edwin E. Hightower, Jr.

 

42

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

 

Michael J. Lavington, a citizen of the United Kingdom, has served as Chairman of Gevity since October of 2007 and as a director of Gevity since September 2006.  In October of 2007, the Company’s board of directors announced that Mr. Lavington was the board’s choice for appointment as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, subject to the obtainment of all necessary immigration approvals.  In September 2008, Mr. Lavington received his work authorization from the United States government and became the Chief Executive Officer of Gevity.  Prior to joining Gevity, Mr. Lavington acted as an independent business consultant serving clients

 

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in the United Kingdom and the United States since 2003.  From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Lavington served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Property for Global Telesystems, Inc.  From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Lavington served as a Senior Consultant with Garner International, an executive recruitment and business consultancy firm.  From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Lavington worked for the Rank Group, PLC, initially as the Group Human Resource Director and later as President and Chief Executive Officer of their US subsidiary, Resorts USA, Inc.

 

Garry J. Welsh joined Gevity as Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2007.  Mr. Welsh was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2007. Additionally, from November 2007 to September 2008, the board of directors appointed Mr. Welsh the Company’s Chief Executive Officer to serve on an interim basis. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welsh was managing director of Sheridan Blake Consulting Limited during 2006 and GJW Consulting during 2006 and 2007.  From September 2002 to March 2005, Mr. Welsh was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Private Bank in London.

 

Paul E. Benz joined Gevity in June 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the Company’s information technology and service center organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Benz held several executive information technology and finance positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Pepsico.  From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Southeast region of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Information Technology Effectiveness practice. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various executive roles with Pepsico including Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and Vice President, Merger Integration.

 

James E. Hardee joined Gevity in August 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Hardee held various sales, marketing, management and executive positions with IBM Corporation.  Among his positions at IBM were VP of Sales, VP of Services, VP of ibm.com, VP of Worldwide Sales, Director of Operations/Marketing and Business Unit Executive.

 

Edwin E. Hightower, Jr. became Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Gevity in July 2008. Mr. Hightower has been with Gevity since 2002. Mr. Hightower focuses on the Company’s legal and compliance affairs. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Hightower’s career before joining Gevity included having his own solo law practice as well as serving as litigation counsel for Carnival Cruise Lines.  Mr. Hightower earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

 

Executive
Officers of the Registrant



 



The
following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who
is an executive officer of the Company as of March 11, 2009:



 















































Name



 



Age



 



Position



Michael J.
Lavington



 



62



 



Chief Executive
Officer



Garry J. Welsh



 



45



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer



Paul E. Benz



 



49



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Information Officer



James E. Hardee



 



53



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer



Edwin E.
Hightower, Jr.



 



42



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Legal Officer




 



Michael J. Lavington, a citizen of the United Kingdom, has served
as Chairman of Gevity since October of 2007 and as a director of Gevity
since September 2006.  In October of
2007, the Company’s board of directors announced that Mr. Lavington was
the board’s choice for appointment as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer,
subject to the obtainment of all necessary immigration approvals.  In September 2008, Mr. Lavington
received his work authorization from the United States government and became
the Chief Executive Officer of Gevity. 
Prior to joining Gevity, Mr. Lavington acted as an independent
business consultant serving clients



 



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in the United Kingdom and
the United States since 2003.  From 2000
to 2002, Mr. Lavington served as the Senior Vice President of Human
Resources and Property for Global Telesystems, Inc.  From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Lavington served
as a Senior Consultant with Garner International, an executive recruitment and
business consultancy firm.  From 1991 to
1999, Mr. Lavington worked for the Rank Group, PLC, initially as the Group
Human Resource Director and later as President and Chief Executive Officer of
their US subsidiary, Resorts USA, Inc.



 



Garry J. Welsh joined Gevity as Interim
Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. 
Mr. Welsh was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer in August 2007. Additionally, from November 2007 to September 2008,
the board of directors appointed Mr. Welsh the Company’s Chief Executive
Officer to serve on an interim basis. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welsh
was managing director of Sheridan Blake Consulting Limited during 2006 and GJW
Consulting during 2006 and 2007.  From September 2002
to March 2005, Mr. Welsh was the Global Chief Operating Officer of
Barclays Private Bank in London.



 



Paul E. Benz joined Gevity in June 2006
as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for
the Company’s information technology and service center organization. Prior to
joining the Company, Mr. Benz held several executive information
technology and finance positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Pepsico.  From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Southeast
region of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Information Technology Effectiveness
practice. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various executive roles
with Pepsico including Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and
Vice President, Merger Integration.



 



James E. Hardee joined Gevity in August 2007
as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Hardee
held various sales, marketing, management and executive positions with IBM
Corporation.  Among his positions at IBM
were VP of Sales, VP of Services, VP of ibm.com, VP of Worldwide Sales,
Director of Operations/Marketing and Business Unit Executive.



 



Edwin E. Hightower, Jr. became Senior Vice President and Chief Legal
Officer of Gevity in July 2008. Mr. Hightower has been with Gevity
since 2002. Mr. Hightower focuses on the Company’s legal and compliance
affairs. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Hightower’s career before joining
Gevity included having his own solo law practice as well as serving as
litigation counsel for Carnival Cruise Lines. 
Mr. Hightower earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School
of Law.



 



Executive
Officers of the Registrant



 



The
following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who
is an executive officer of the Company as of March 11, 2009:



 















































Name



 



Age



 



Position



Michael J.
Lavington



 



62



 



Chief Executive
Officer



Garry J. Welsh



 



45



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer



Paul E. Benz



 



49



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Information Officer



James E. Hardee



 



53



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer



Edwin E.
Hightower, Jr.



 



42



 



Senior Vice
President and Chief Legal Officer




 



Michael J. Lavington, a citizen of the United Kingdom, has served
as Chairman of Gevity since October of 2007 and as a director of Gevity
since September 2006.  In October of
2007, the Company’s board of directors announced that Mr. Lavington was
the board’s choice for appointment as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer,
subject to the obtainment of all necessary immigration approvals.  In September 2008, Mr. Lavington
received his work authorization from the United States government and became
the Chief Executive Officer of Gevity. 
Prior to joining Gevity, Mr. Lavington acted as an independent
business consultant serving clients



 



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in the United Kingdom and
the United States since 2003.  From 2000
to 2002, Mr. Lavington served as the Senior Vice President of Human
Resources and Property for Global Telesystems, Inc.  From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Lavington served
as a Senior Consultant with Garner International, an executive recruitment and
business consultancy firm.  From 1991 to
1999, Mr. Lavington worked for the Rank Group, PLC, initially as the Group
Human Resource Director and later as President and Chief Executive Officer of
their US subsidiary, Resorts USA, Inc.



 



Garry J. Welsh joined Gevity as Interim
Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. 
Mr. Welsh was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer in August 2007. Additionally, from November 2007 to September 2008,
the board of directors appointed Mr. Welsh the Company’s Chief Executive
Officer to serve on an interim basis. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welsh
was managing director of Sheridan Blake Consulting Limited during 2006 and GJW
Consulting during 2006 and 2007.  From September 2002
to March 2005, Mr. Welsh was the Global Chief Operating Officer of
Barclays Private Bank in London.



 



Paul E. Benz joined Gevity in June 2006
as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for
the Company’s information technology and service center organization. Prior to
joining the Company, Mr. Benz held several executive information
technology and finance positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Pepsico.  From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Southeast
region of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Information Technology Effectiveness
practice. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various executive roles
with Pepsico including Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and
Vice President, Merger Integration.



 



James E. Hardee joined Gevity in August 2007
as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Hardee
held various sales, marketing, management and executive positions with IBM
Corporation.  Among his positions at IBM
were VP of Sales, VP of Services, VP of ibm.com, VP of Worldwide Sales,
Director of Operations/Marketing and Business Unit Executive.



 



Edwin E. Hightower, Jr. became Senior Vice President and Chief Legal
Officer of Gevity in July 2008. Mr. Hightower has been with Gevity
since 2002. Mr. Hightower focuses on the Company’s legal and compliance
affairs. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Hightower’s career before joining
Gevity included having his own solo law practice as well as serving as
litigation counsel for Carnival Cruise Lines. 
Mr. Hightower earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School
of Law.



 



These excerpts taken from the GVHR 10-K filed Mar 17, 2008.

Executive Officers of the Registrant

        The following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who is an executive officer of the Company as of March 13, 2008:

Name

  Age
  Position
Garry Welsh   44   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Paul Benz   48   Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
James Hardee   52   Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Clifford M. Sladnick   51   Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

        Garry Welsh joined Gevity as Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. Mr. Welsh was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in August 2007. Additionally, in November 2007 the board of directors appointed Mr. Welsh the Company's Chief Executive Officer to serve on an interim basis. The board has designated Mr. Welsh to act in this capacity where required, including in connection with the filing of the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Welsh was managing director of Sheridan Blake Consulting Limited during 2006 and GJW Consulting during 2006 and 2007. From September 2002 to March 2005, Mr. Welsh was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Private Bank in London.

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        Paul Benz joined Gevity in June 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the Company's information technology and service center organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Benz held several executive information technology and finance positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Pepsico. From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Southeast region of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Information Technology Effectiveness practice. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various executive roles with Pepsico including Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and Vice President, Merger Integration.

        James Hardee joined Gevity in August 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Hardee held various sales, marketing, management and executive positions with IBM Corporation. Among his positions at IBM were VP of Sales, VP of Services, VP of ibm.com, VP of Worldwide Sales, Director of Operations/Marketing and Business Unit Executive.

        Clifford M. Sladnick has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since July 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sladnick served as Managing Director and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader for Dresner Companies from June 2004 to July 2005. From November 2003 to June 2004 Mr. Sladnick was co-owner of Hampden Partners. From February 2000 to November 2003, Mr. Sladnick served as Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, for the Brunswick Corporation, and from 1990 to 1999, he held positions of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of St. Paul Bancorp, Inc. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Sladnick was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. On February 26, 2008, Mr. Sladnick resigned his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company effective July 31, 2008.

Executive Officers of the Registrant



        The following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who is an executive officer of the Company as of March 13, 2008:








































Name

 Age
 Position
Garry Welsh 44 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Paul Benz 48 Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
James Hardee 52 Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Clifford M. Sladnick 51 Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer




        SIZE=2>Garry Welsh joined Gevity as Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. Mr. Welsh was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer in August 2007. Additionally, in November 2007 the board of directors appointed Mr. Welsh the Company's Chief Executive Officer to serve on an interim basis. The board has
designated Mr. Welsh to act in this capacity where required, including in connection with the filing of the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to
joining the Company, Mr. Welsh was managing director of Sheridan Blake Consulting Limited during 2006 and GJW Consulting during 2006 and 2007. From September 2002 to March 2005,
Mr. Welsh was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Private Bank in London.



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        SIZE=2>Paul Benz joined Gevity in June 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the Company's
information technology and service center organization. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Benz held several executive information technology and finance positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers
and Pepsico. From 2004 to 2006 he directed the Southeast region of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Information Technology Effectiveness practice. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various executive
roles with Pepsico including Vice President, Finance and Information Technology and Vice President, Merger Integration.



        SIZE=2>James Hardee joined Gevity in August 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Hardee
held various sales, marketing, management and executive positions with IBM Corporation. Among his positions at IBM were VP of Sales, VP of Services, VP of ibm.com, VP of Worldwide Sales, Director of
Operations/Marketing and Business Unit Executive.



        SIZE=2>Clifford M. Sladnick has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since July 2005. Prior to joining the Company,
Mr. Sladnick served as Managing Director and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader for Dresner Companies from June 2004 to July 2005. From November 2003 to June 2004 Mr. Sladnick was
co-owner of Hampden Partners. From February 2000 to November 2003, Mr. Sladnick served as Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, for the Brunswick Corporation, and
from 1990 to 1999, he held positions of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of St. Paul Bancorp, Inc. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Sladnick was a partner in
the corporate department of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. On February 26, 2008, Mr. Sladnick resigned his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative
Officer of the Company effective July 31, 2008.



This excerpt taken from the GVHR 10-K filed Mar 16, 2007.
Executive Officers of the Registrant
 
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to each person who is an executive officer of the Company as of March 13, 2007.
 
             
Name
 
Age
  Position
 
Erik Vonk
  54   Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Peter C. Grabowski
  44   Chief Financial Officer
Paul Benz
  47   Chief Information Officer
Michael Collins
  43   Chief Marketing Officer
Clifford M. Sladnick
  50   Chief Administrative Officer


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Erik Vonk has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since April 2002. He was retired from February 2001 to April 2002. From 1992 until his retirement in February 2001, Mr. Vonk was President and Chief Executive Officer of Randstad North America, a subsidiary of Randstad Holding NV, a worldwide staffing services provider, where he was responsible for organizing the North American operations. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Vonk served as a member of the executive board of Bank Cantrade AG. Mr. Vonk currently serves on the boards of directors of CBRL Group, Inc. and of Danka Business Systems, PLC, where he also serves on the human resource and Danka 21 committees.
 
Peter C. Grabowski has served as Chief Financial Officer since June 2003. From May 1999 to June 2003, Mr. Grabowski served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Taxation and from August 1997 through May 1999 he served as Vice President of Tax. Prior to 1997, he served as Manager of International Taxation and Planning at Tambrands, Inc. after several years of public accounting experience, most recently with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Grabowski is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Executive Institute and the Tax Executive Institute.
 
Paul Benz has served as the Chief Information Officer since June 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Benz directed the Southeast region start-up of PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Performance Improvement & Information Technology Effectiveness practice from 2004 to 2006. From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Benz served in various Vice Presidential roles for Pepsico’s Tropicana Chilled Direct Store Delivery business unit, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Information Technology.
 
Michael Collins has served as the Chief Marketing Officer since March 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Collins most recently served as a Marketing Consultant to emerging technology companies, with a focus on product, brand and channel marketing from 2003 to 2006. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Collins served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Mercator Software, Inc. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Collins served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Xchange, Inc.
 
Clifford M. Sladnick has served as Chief Administrative Officer since July 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sladnick served as Managing Director and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader for Dresner Companies from June 2004 to July 2005. From November 2003 to June 2004 Mr. Sladnick was co-owner of Hampden Partners. From February 2000 to November 2003, Mr. Sladnick served as Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, for the Brunswick Corporation, and from 1990 to 1999, he held positions of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of St. Paul Bancorp, Inc. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Sladnick was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery.
 
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