HR Tech Exec News: Jobcase, Degreed, Paradox

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Jobcase the social platform dedicated to empowering workers, announced today the appointment of Ben Kuntz as the company’s new Head of Employer Sales. Prior to joining Jobcase, Mr. Kuntz served as Chief Revenue Officer for Broadbean Technology and Vice President of Software Sales for CareerBuilder, LL – driving the expansion of each companies’ global footprint.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben to help Jobcase grow our business and create opportunities for workers and organizations,” said Fred Goff, founder and CEO of Jobcase. “He has a successful history of strong employer and industry partnerships, and inspiring sales teams to rapid growth. Since COVID-19 has impacted millions of America’s workers, Jobcase’s mission is more important now than ever. I’m excited to see how Ben’s leadership of our employer sales team will combine with our strong customer success capabilities, new product developments and technology integrations to support our employer partners and – ultimately – help America’s workforce get back on its feet.”

During his 17 years in the CareerBuilder organization, Mr. Kuntz led data-driven sales teams to success across multiple industry sectors and geographies. He has experience in sales related to both software and media – particularly in SaaS technology for human capital management.


Degreed, the workforce upskilling platform, announces organizational changes to enable its next stage of growth. The changes follow a series of significant developments for the company, including a $32 million capital raise and the launch of Degreed Career Mobility. Degreed’s global workforce grew by nearly 200 people in 2020, to over 550 people.

Nate Kimmons, formerly a Lynda.com and LinkedIn strategy and operations executive, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Kimmons, who joined Degreed in 2015 and has led each of Degreed’s go-to-market teams, will now focus on driving operational improvements that enable Degreed to scale its organization more efficiently.

Chief Experience Officer Kat Kennedy has been promoted to President and CXO. Kennedy has been instrumental in driving Degreed’s growth, shaping its product and culture, and deepening its client relationships. Her career path at Degreed — from lead front-end developer to Chief Product Officer and now to President and CXO — underpins Degreed’s focus on talent development and mobility. In her new role, Kennedy will partner closely with Degreed’s customers to accelerate innovation.

In addition, SAP engineering executive, Girish Manwani, joined Degreed as Chief Technology Officer. 


Paradox, the leading conversational AI platform helping global talent acquisition teams like Unilever and McDonald’s, has appointed John Dalzell as Chief Revenue Officer. 

Prior to joining Paradox, John was at Blackbaud, helping organizations leverage technology to grow their missions and gain operational efficiencies to better leverage donor funds. As a result of this passionate client-first approach, the company saw revenues soar to over $700 million. 

At Paradox, John will echo that approach and lead the company’s market-facing teams as they aid their global clients to achieve operational excellence and increase revenue. 

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