Seiki “Stan” Hirota is currently chair of UHS Partners, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Mitsui that invests in healthcare staffing and other human capital solutions to optimize healthcare facilities’ workforces. Hirota is also the Executive Chairman of The Delta Companies, the 25th-largest healthcare staffing firm in the US since 2014, and became Chairman of Accountable Healthcare Staffing, the 19th-largest healthcare staffing firm in the US, in 2017, both of which are wholly owned company of UHS.
Since UHS’ investment, The Delta Companies has seen top-line growth of 70% and profitability improvement of 400 basis points, along with significant improvement in employee retention. The Delta Companies was named “Best Places to Work” by Dallas Morning News, and was recognized with “Best of Staffing Awards” for 4 consecutive years, affirming Hirota’s belief that employee engagement and customer service is key to success in business. Hirota has been honored from Staffing Industry Analysts as the Staffing 100 Leadership for 2 consecutive years.
Hirota has been involved in managing staffing related business since Mitsui’s partnership with Recruit in 2007, when he was seconded to Global Alliance and Corporate Development team of Recruit, to assist the globalization of Recruit’s staffing business. After Recruit and Mitsui’s joint investment in The CSI Companies in 2010, Hirota served on the board of The CSI Companies., as well as the Officer leading the Healthcare Informatics Division, and has led CSI’s innovation initiatives, US staffing growth initiatives, and has assisted in the implementation, localization and expansion of Recruit’s management know-how to achieve both lower costs and higher quality of service provided.
Throughout his career, Hirota has been heavily involved in bridging various businesses between the US and Japan. He spent seven years being seconded to Philip Morris to work as a Senior Brand Manager, where he oversaw all direct marketing activities from media strategies to retail consumer programs, and played a crucial role in developing effective marketing programs for local markets in Asia.