20 July 2022 — Octavio Fast, VP of Sales and Operations at AMS, (formerly Alexander Mann Solution), has been named as one of Staffing Industry Analyst’s (SIA) '40 Under 40'.
The list recognises the most influential leaders in the under-40 age group who are important to the evolution of recruitment across the world. Octavio has been recognised for his achievements, ambition and leadership in advancing the staffing industry to the next level.
In his role, Octavio supports client services and operational delivery as they rapidly build and expand those teams in Latin America. He also plays a key role in supporting new client acquisition where he brings his expertise of the LATAM region into client discussions and solution design.
In the last two years, Octavio has led the significant expansion of the AMS team in Mexico, growing the headcount from 35 to over 200 team members. In the last 12 months, the operations in Mexico have grown by over 300% under Octavio’s leadership, supporting a variety of roles and functions across the Americas region, including client services, sourcing, administrative support, business intelligence, implementation and transformation, and technology advisory, among others.
Octavio Fast, VP of Sales and Operations at AMS commented: “When I was given the opportunity to join AMS, I was very excited at the prospect of joining one of the global leaders in Workforce solutions, alongside the opportunity to establish an operations center in Mexico and expand AMS’s Latin America footprint. I would describe my role as a facilitator, a bridge builder, as someone people can count on to help achieve their business goals. It is in my core to help and serve others and I am delighted that my work has been recognized.”
Nicola Hancock, Regional Managing Director, Americas, commented: “This is an incredible achievement for Octavio and he is immensely deserving of this recognition. For AMS, Mexico is a critical location to access highly skilled talent across the industry sectors, and Octavio’s work has really supported our significant client growth in the Americas region.
“Being recognised in SIA’s '40 Under 40' list as such an influential leader clearly demonstrates the amazing work that Octavio delivers every day for our clients. We thrive on innovation and the solutions we deliver are focused on best-in-class experiences for employers and talent pools globally. Huge congratulations to Octavio.”