HR Tech Exec Moves

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iCIMS, the talent cloud company, today announces the appointment of Patrick Bakey as chief revenue officer. The experienced enterprise technology executive is poised to accelerate the company’s global growth trajectory as it enables organizations across all industries to build their winning workforce.

With more than two decades of global leadership experience, Bakey will lead iCIMS’ global sales organization and all revenue-generating programs. Bakey joins iCIMS following a 17-year tenure with SAP, where he was responsible for building many of the company’s most innovative and fastest growing businesses. He most recently served as president and chief revenue officer for SAP Leonardo and Analytics. Bakey also previously held senior leadership positions with Siebel/Oracle and Xerox.


PeopleStrategy Inc., a full-service brokerage and provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, recently welcomed Chelsea Owens to its marketing and sales team. As a Director of Marketing, Owens is responsible for the expansion and execution of PeopleStrategy’s complete go to market program.  

Owens comes to PeopleStrategy with a breadth of knowledge in the strategic marketing arena where she helped small to large companies establish their brand presence by driving growth via creative solutions. Prior to PeopleStrategy, Owens served on a Firmwide Communications team where she directed the execution of national industry events and corporate communications to promote the brand while developing and cultivating strategic partnerships.


Vette, a HR technology startup announced today that technology veteran Sree Kotay has joined the team as Technical Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role, Kotay will be responsible for designing and developing future-of-work tools that provide hiring solutions for enterprise companies worldwide.


iCIMS, the talent cloud company, continues to strengthen its executive leadership team with the appointment of technology veteran Chirag Mehta as chief product officer. Mehta will partner with iCIMS’ chief technology officer, Al Smith, to lead the charter to design a compelling customer-focused product strategy and a roadmap for iCIMS to continue to deliver innovative products and solutions to its ~4,500 customers that employ more than 35 million people worldwide. 

“The introduction of this role highlights the criticality of continuing to invest in our products, drive innovation and scale as the Talent Cloud and our customer base grows,” said Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS. “The recruiting landscape will continue to evolve, and our customers need the latest technology with video and dynamic experiences to attract, engage, hire, and advance the right talent. Chirag will lead our team to continue to deliver the next level end-to-end unified Talent Cloud experience across the iCIMS portfolio of products, empowering our customers to build a diverse, winning workforce.”


Symphony Talent, a recruitment marketing technology company that helps talent acquisition teams automate tasks and empower interactions, announces the appointment of Debbie Tuel as Chief Joy Officer. The role denotes the company’s commitment to promoting a more dignified hiring experience for candidates and building technology recruiters love to work in.

Since joining the recruitment marketing industry in its earliest stages, Tuel has guided many of the country’s most prominent enterprise organizations to look beyond legacy job boards and adopt strategic recruiting tools and technologies that lead to deeper talent insights, efficient use of time and resources, and better hires. Her previous roles include Vice President of Client and Partner Strategy at Symphony Talent, Head of Technical Sales and Client Strategy at SmashFly and Managing Director at CareerBuilder.com.

In partnership with Symphony Talent’s customer community and industry peers, Tuel will lead The Joy Pipeline initiative, a call to action to provide exceptional hiring experiences that help people get back to work faster, especially those reporting job loss during the pandemic who are more likely to feel symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder. 


 The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has not stunted the growth of the agile recruitment processing outsourcing company Proactive Talent, which made a strategic hire with Pete Lawson, VP of Growth and Client Services. This is a transformational leadership role owning revenue for the company and helping fuel Proactive Talent’s exponential growth through strategic excellence in sales, partnerships, and go-to-market strategy. 

Pete Lawson has a history of leading talent strategies with companies who are experiencing rapid growth, having worked with Postmates, Anaplan, Zenefits, Glassdoor and Successfactors during critical phases in their development and accelerated growth trajectory.


GoodJob™ today announced that Bob Timbrook has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer.  

Timbrook brings with him more than 30 years of experience in creating massive growth for start-up tech companies. Past companies include Next Computer, which was acquired by Apple ; Netscape, which was acquired by AOL/Verizon, from start-up through IPO; Epiphany, from start-up through IPO; Bloom Energy, from start-up (IPO July 2018); and Upwork/Elance, from start-up through IPO.

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