Our Group Leadership Team


With decades of experience and personal commitment to our clients and employees, this leadership team has been the driving force of our past achievements and paved the way for future accomplishments.

Frank Argenbright

Executive Chairman
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Frank Argenbright is the Executive Chairman, founder, visionary and strategic leader at the Argenbright Group. Frank is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record in the establishment and scaling of human capital services-based companies which he has grown to billion-dollar enterprises spanning the globe. 

Frank has won numerous awards and recognitions during his career, most notably, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 1989,1990 and Winner in 1997 and 2009; the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia 100-Best of Business in 1998, 1999 and 2000; the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta in 1992, 1995; the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta in 1998 and 1999 for AHL Services; the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Atlanta in 2005; #17 in 2006 and #37 in 2007 for AirServe; and the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Atlanta in both 2007 and 2008, #2 Best Places to Work in 2007, #2 Fastest Growing Company in 2009; Georgia Trend Magazine, #1 Middle-Market Fastest Growing Companies for SecurAmerica. 

Argenbright Holdings ranks #883 in the Inc. 5000 for 2020.

Karan Ishwar

Group CEO
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Karan Ishwar has been with the Argenbright Group of Companies since 2014, when he started working in the M&A team for SecurAmerica, LLC. He is currently CEO of Argenbright Holdings - Parent company of the Argenbright Group of Companies. In this role, Karan oversees all business, finance and technology, and M&A functions for the group.

Mr. Ishwar is responsible for the inorganic growth strategy for Argenbright and the key architect in helping the group achieve fourteen-fold revenue growth over the past five years. He has a strong professional track record in the area of Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Cross-Border M&A Advisory and is a proven innovator of creative solutions that improve and enhance the lives of hourly wage employees.

Ernie Patterson

Chairman of International Operations
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  • Argenbright Holdings: 2017 - Present

  • ABM (Aviation) International Division: 2012 - 2017

  • AirServ Chairman International Division 2009 - 2012

  • AHL (Europe) CEO 1997 to 2002

  • National Express Group CEO

  • BET PLC CEO Global Supply Chain

Scott Strobridge

General Counsel and Company Secretary
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  • Argenbright Holdings: 2019 - Present

  • Two decades of legal experience with focus on M&A & PE investments

  • Worked at large global law firms in New York, as well as served as General Counsel for a private investment firm

  • CFA charterholder with strong finance and business acumen

Vishal Varshney

CFO
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  • Argenbright Holdings: 2019 - Present

  • General Electric Company: 2002 - 2018

  • 20+ years of global experience in all aspects of finance including CFO of various business, M&A, FP&A, Treasury, and investor/SEC reporting

Tanmay Limaye

Head of Corporate Development
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  • Tanmay Limaye serves as Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Development at Argenbright holdings since July 2021

  • Before joining Argenbright Holdings, Tanmay served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and M&A at KORE, where he was part of a core team that led the company to a SPAC-IPO (now NYSE: KORE) with a $1 billion valuation. He led their PaaS business to a 3x recurring revenue growth.

  • Prior to joining KORE, Tanmay led corporate development activities at PRGX (formerly NASFDAQ: PRGX) from 2010 to 2018, a recovery audit and business analytics firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. He also helped set up PRGX's captive offshore center as part of the India leadership team.

  • Before moving to the US, Tanmay worked for large, global IT/Technology firms in various roles with increasing leadership responsibilities

  • Tanymay holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Univesity of Mumbai (one of India's oldest universities), as well as an MBA from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai ( a top-10 business school in India.)

  • Tanmay is a recipient of the M&A Advisor Emerging Leader 2021 Awards (formerly 40 Under Forty) which wa held in New York in November, 2021.

Our Advisory Board

Tom Marano

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  • Argenbright Holdings: 2017 - Present

  • Air Serv: 2002 - 2004 & 2006 - 2017

  • AHL: 1995 - 2002

  • 20+ years experience in building and leading companies in the human capital services space

  • Executive Leadership Team of ABM ($7bn corporation)

Rick Smith

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  • Served as Chairman and CEO of Equifax from 2005-2017, current advisory board member of DocuSign

  • Former COO of GE Insurance Solutions, where he led all GE Insurance operating business units, including property and casualty reinsurance, commercial lines insurance and life and health reinsurance

  • Other leadership roles at GE in a number of areas including leasing, asset management, distribution and engineering thermoplastics, as CEO / President of these various divisions

Tom Bickes

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  • Former CEO and Co-founder of Employbridge, where he grew the company from to a $3 billion business during his 23-year tenure at the company

  • 10 years experience at Norrell Services, an international staffing and outsourcing services company

  • Served on the board at American Staffing Association

Hans Weger

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  • Board of Directors of STAG Industrial, CFO of Focus Brands (2014-16), Outrigger Enterprise (2012-14), LaSalle Hotel (Real Estate investment trust, 1998-2011)

  • Responsible for all the company’s financial, accounting, human resources and information technology, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and project financing activities

  • Transacted more than $4 billion in M&A activities, over $1 billion in hotel acquisitions, $2 billion in various debt instruments and approximately $2 billion in equity issuances

Mike Lewis

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  • CFO/COO of one of the largest professional staffing companies in the US, with ~$3.5 billion in revenue

  • ~30 years of experience across Aviation, FM and Staffing industries

  • Has led multiple private equity sales, recaps and debt raises at Insight Global over past 13 years

  • Several leadership positions at ABM, Recall North America, Delta Air Lines, British Petroleum

  • Earned MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in Accounting from Indiana University