HR Tech Execs on the Move

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Ceipal, the industry-leading AI-powered total talent acquisition platform, today announced the appointment of Dennis Farkos as Ceipal’s Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of Farkos is effective immediately and takes place at the direction of Ceipal’s Founder and CEO Sameer Penakalapati.

“Our rigorous global search process identified Dennis as a proven global CFO with an impressive track record of delivering results and creating value in high-growth settings,” said Ceipal Founder and CEO Sameer Penakalapati. “Dennis is a high-impact early- and growth-stage financial executive whose keen insights and analytical skills have landed him in critical roles amidst some very large and successful high-tech private equity transactions. We’re thrilled he has chosen to put those skills to work for Ceipal.”

Farkos joins Ceipal as the company leverages $21 million in recently secured funding. The company continues gaining momentum within the talent acquisition technology landscape as a market leader that is well-known and celebrated for its innovative, AI-powered solutions for staffing professionals, recruiters, and hiring organizations. In addition to its top-rated ATS and CRM solutions, Ceipal continues to gain attention and accolades for its workforce management solutions, Procurewise VMS platform, and diverse hiring (DEI) technology. The company boasts a revenue growth rate of 371 percent over a 3-year period, which landed Ceipal on the the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.

Harri, the revolutionary Frontline Employee Experience platform serving over 20,000 restaurant and hotel locations and 4 million hospitality employees globally, announced that Jack Gordon has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. As part of the leadership team, Gordon will oversee all of the company’s financial functions, including finance strategy, planning and analysis, accounting, reporting and revenue operations, as well as human resources to support Harri’s ongoing growth initiatives.

Gordon initially joined Harri in 2022 as Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to this, he spent six years at Wiley, where he held key roles in finance, planning and business optimization, and most recently served as Vice President, Finance. Before Wiley, Gordon held financial planning and analysis positions at OneMain, Royal Bank of Scotland and IBM. He has a strong track record of increasing enterprise value as an operational finance executive through leading organic and M&A growth strategies, implementing strong controls to enhance financial rigor and spearheading process and systems improvements to support scaling businesses. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Oyster®, the employment platform to hire, pay, and care for global teams, today announced an expansion of its executive leadership team. Sam Schofield has been appointed Oyster’s first Chief Revenue Officer, and Leah Belsky will join the company’s Board of Directors. Schofield and Belsky will expand Oyster’s go-to-market capabilities and guide business strategy as the company powers employee-centric, distributed workforces around the world.

Oyster’s first Chief Revenue Officer, Sam Schofield joins from education and digital transformation platform Udacity, where he held the same position. Schofield was responsible for all institutional revenue-generation activities, commercial partnerships, and customer success worldwide across Udacity’s Enterprise and Government teams globally.

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