Michael Stomberg is the founder and CEO of The Planet Group of Companies which includes Planet Pharma, Planet Forward, Planet Healthcare, Planet Interactive, Planet121, PFES, and Treximo. Michael has over 20 years of experience developing and leading global organizations. Michael is skilled in organizational development, leadership development, budgeting, streamlining operations, technology integration, team development, and global business strategy.
Chief Operating Officer
Carolyn Durham brings a unique blend of experience in account management, business development, and corporate operations to lead the direction of our client services, business development, and administrative functions. Carolyn brings over 12 years of experience in the professional staffing and consulting industries primarily supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device organizations. Her experience has encompassed sales, recruitment, business development, commercial operations, and project management. Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in communications and culture with a minor in business and sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Bauwens is the CFO of The Planet Group of Companies and is responsible for accounting and reporting, financial planning, cash management, human resources, and risk management. He has over 25 years of corporate accounting and finance experience, having spent the early part of his career focused on mergers & acquisitions, mostly in the service and utilities sectors. Tim has spent the last ten years in the professional services and construction industries working with publicly traded and privately held companies with an emphasis on accelerated topline growth, improved cashflow, and maximizing return on investment. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Augustana College and holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Director, Business Development
Loren is a power-house Director of Business Development who leads teams with drive, enthusiasm, and passion. A New Yorker, business woman and people-person by nature, Loren's sales experience has spanned over industries as well as the country. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with her degree in Business & Marketing, she began her career in sales which lead to a decade of working within staffing. She has been with Planet Interactive since 2015, where she provides strategic staffing solutions for major clients across the US and coaches and develops a team of senior level recruiters.
Sr. Vice President
Bill Rourke has been involved in the creative, media and digital space for over 18 years. He has a wealth of experience from working in some of the largest media organizations such as NBC Universal, CBS Corporation and Crain Communications. Bill has worked with clients and agencies on a national basis and now maintains a key role in business development and client satisfaction. His goal is to provide each client with the best possible candidates, with the best customer experience.