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Now Among the Largest Private Staffing Companies in Canada

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Toronto, ON – June 1, 2017 – People Store Staffing and Peoplesource Staffing Solutions have entered into an agreement to merge as of June 2017, which will produce one of the largest private staffing companies in Canada.

John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing, and Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions, are creating a partnership that will capitalize on industry growth opportunities, deliver continued ser-vice innovation, and deliver consistent reliable operational excellence. The merged company will yield import-ant benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, clients, candidates and employees.

This merger represents “coming full circle” for John in particular, as he co-founded Peoplesource with Frank back in 2003. “The merger is somewhat of a homecoming for me, as I had left Peoplesource in 2009 to start People Store,” said John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing. “Achieving tremendous success in both companies has provided me with an opportunity to develop key business strategies, which sets up nicely to move the business forward. I’m excited to be in a position to see a combined company achieve the kind of success and notoriety that you only read and hear about.”

This merger has come about in order to leverage the strengths of each company and reunite the co-founders’ initial vision. “Back in 2009 we split the company into Peoplesource and People Store to navigate through the great recession,” said Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions. “Our strengths complement each other, which means that our merge will allow us to serve our clients even better.” As a result of the merger, all temporary staffing functions including On-Site Services, Light Industrial, Logistics and Office Clerical will be facilitated by People Store. All Permanent Search and Contract Services will be facilitated by Peoplesource.

This strategic partnership will ensure the two companies are well positioned to navigate an evolving staffing industry and it will offer only best-in-class staffing services to clients throughout Canada. “The merger is an integral part of our high-growth consolidation strategy,” said John Nalli. “This fits very well with our clients’ increasing needs for a full range of HR solutions across Canada, and it will add considerable depth to our operations, allowing us to offer even more specialized services within a much larger network of offices.”

“A consolidation strategy is ideal for the highly fragmented staffing industry and we need to continue adjusting to thwart disruption,” said Frank Cianciulli. The merged company will continue to seek out prospective acquisitions that fit into the existing vision, integrity and company culture. Current annual sales of the companies are approaching $100 million and the improved alignment positions the companies well to be the largest privately held in the country within five years.

About People Store:

Unlike any other company, People Store provides a continuous partnership with its clients through a unique tiered approach to staffing: Diagnosis and Implementation. As workforce professionals, People Store helps companies efficiently deploy human resources to improve their bottom line. People Store views its relationships with its clients as strategic partnerships. By providing the industry’s widest array of services through a unique human resource business model, People Store retains expertise in individual service lines. The result is that People Store provides both superior customer service for specialized needs and comprehensive solutions for a variety of challenges; all offered through specialized and customized services.

About Peoplesource:

Peoplesource Staffing Solutions is a premier provider of recruitment solutions in Canada. They bring together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable, strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs, through their partnerships they uncover what their clients define as success so they can exceed expectations. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

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Canadian Telecommunications and Collaboration have Changed

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Canadian Telecommunications and Collaboration for Business

The Canadian telecommunications and collaboration space has changed. As of May 1, 2017, three of the most distinguished companies have merged together to create a truly national powerhouse. Momentum Conferencing, The Streaming Network (TSN), and Evolve Collaboration (Evolve) have been providing highly specialized services in telecommunications and collaboration for years. This merger allows each brand to move to the next level, expand further into the Canadian market and offer even more benefits to clients.

Momentum Conferencing will join TSN and Evolve under the Wish Group umbrella with Matthew Ley as the President of all three merged companies. Although the companies have merged, they will maintain their individual brand identities.

Read more about the merger here: Press Release

Merger Creates Canadian Market Domination in Collaboration Technology

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Toronto, ON – May 1, 2017 – Momentum Conferencing has entered into an agreement to be merged with the Wish Group owned businesses The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration.

This merger produces one of the largest private collaboration companies in Canada, which will yield important benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, and customers. Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group, and Steve Niven, Chairman and CEO of Momentum Conferencing, have partnered together to ensure this merger will move forward successfully.

“We’re finally bringing together three of Canada’s most distinguished collaboration companies to form one truly national powerhouse,” said Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group. “What I’m most excited about is our combined vision to be a best-in-class provider backed by our experienced, passionate and talented team.”

Momentum Conferencing will keep its existing name and brand as it continues to operate as a standalone brand alongside The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration in the Wish Group portfolio. Wish Group has a proven track record of successful acquisitions, and will ensure there is continuity for the business and relationships throughout the merging process.

“Overall, the merging of the companies provides us with the opportunity to move to the next level,” said Steve Niven, Chairman and CEO of Momentum Conferencing. “Bringing these three companies together will only provide extra benefits for our clients.”

Together the companies will capitalize on industry growth opportunities, deliver continued product innovation, and deliver consistent, reliable operational excellence. This strategic partnership will ensure the merged group of companies is positioned to navigate an evolving industry and secure an overall long-term stability for the business.

“Often in the industry you have companies that are generalists,” said Matt Ley, President of Momentum Conferencing, The Streaming Network and Evolve Collaboration. “With the specialization that we’ve seen in these three brands, we can now, as one company bring a really specialized service to each of our customers. In Canada, there’s a lot of people backing out of this market, but we are Canadian built, Canadian owned, and we are expanding in the market.”

About Momentum Conferencing:

Momentum Conferencing is a group communication solutions company who is partnered with eight of the best conferencing service providers in the market; delivering best in class—state of the art—business communication solutions. This means we are not beholden to any one partner. We consult with clients, throughout the world, to determine what the perfect solution looks like; maximizing business efficiencies and delivering a proven lift to overall productivity and cost savings.

About The Streaming Network:

The Streaming Network is Canada’s leading provider of Webinars, Webcasts and Virtual Events delivering over 2600 events in 2015 and better than 15,000 in our 9 year history. In 2013 TSN partnered with ON24 who is widely regarded as the most innovative web event platform globally. ON24 technology supported by The Streaming Network’s award winning technical production and vertical teams has made TSN the go-to firm for virtual event solutions. With over 250 corporate clients TSN services a wide range of corporate customers including Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Technology, Government and professional associations.

About Evolve Collaboration:

Evolve Collaboration offers enterprise quality at a boutique experience. Our integrated conferencing and collaboration services include audio, web and video conferencing solutions with many customizable features designed to meet the specific needs of your business communications. Our complete range of collaboration services allow businesses of all sizes to actively engage their customers and create more effective corporate communications.

About Wish Group

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

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