HR Tech Execs on the Move

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Energy Freelance, a marketplace where energy companies can quickly and easily hire top energy experts, has named John Harper as Director of Technology.

“We are extremely fortunate to have John in this important role,” said Ryan Vinson, Energy Freelance CEO and founder. “Energy Freelance is already a great platform. With John’s expertise, we will continue to strengthen as we become the platform of choice for companies seeking exceptional talent in the energy industry.”

As Director of Technology, Harper will lead the team engineering the online marketplace to best meet the company’s strategic goals and fulfill needs of Energy Freelance customers.

“John’s extensive experience will ensure that our platform supports both job seekers and organizations looking for energy industry expertise,” said Michael McCown, Executive Vice President. “John will help us to ensure the right candidates get the right positions so that both the industry and the professionals in it reach their highest potential.”

Greenhouse, the hiring operating system for people-first companies, announced today that it has promoted Henry Tsai to Chief Product Officer. As a longstanding part of the Executive Leadership Team, Henry will continue to show his commitment to the principles of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Allyship) by actively working to create the conditions for inclusion and belonging at Greenhouse and for its customers through product innovation.

With over a decade of experience leading product teams, Henry has a proven track record of innovating and improving products at a variety of companies. Prior to joining Greenhouse as VP of Product & Design, Tsai led product engineering teams at SAP to build context-as-a-service platforms using cutting edge machine learning and AI

Glider AI is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Walker to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Since joining in 2021, Ben has overseen operations and customer success teams. During his tenure, Glider AI has doubled its customer base of enterprise brands and global staffing firms.

With over 30 years in HR Tech and consulting, Ben brings deep industry knowledge, which has proven to be an asset to Glider and its growing customer base. In March 2023, Glider announced a Series A of USD 10M; Walker’s promotion reflects the company’s continued growth with enterprise employer, staffing, and contingent program customer segments. Ben’s expanded scope includes company operations and revenue expansion.

Visier, the globally recognized leader in people analytics and workforce solutions for people-powered business, today announced the appointment of Keith Bigelow as Chief Product Officer. Bigelow is a well known executive in AI, analytics and enterprise SaaS, having led product teams for some of the most notable enterprise software companies in the world.

“We are thrilled  to welcome Keith to the Visier team,” said Ryan Wong, CEO and co-founder of Visier. “He’s a highly effective product leader who has a wealth of experience in our space and I’m excited to see the energy, creativity and bold thinking he brings to the team.”

SeekOut, the leading Talent Intelligence Platform, today announced the appointment of Bryce Winkelman as Chief Revenue and Business Officer. Winkelman brings deep industry expertise to SeekOut, where he will drive revenue, partnerships and alliances, services and operations.

With over 17 years of experience in enterprise technology, Winkelman has served as Advisor to the CEO at SeekOut since 2021 while also serving as Chief Business and Strategy Officer at Quantum Metric. Winkelman started his technology career at Qualtrics, where he helped take the company from its founding in a basement (employee number 10) to its multi-billion-dollar acquisition by SAP and subsequent IPO. During his tenure at Qualtrics, Winkelman helped create its academic division and held several leadership positions, including Regional Leader in EMEA, Global Head of Digital CX and Global Head of Solution Strategy for their Employee Experience Solutions. He has a degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Utah State University.

Winkelman shared, “The HR technology space is at a crossroads, as the battle for talent has never been fiercer or more important. SeekOut recognizes that talent can make or break an organization and actively solves this problem for employers. In joining SeekOut full-time, I am supporting its mission and becoming part of an incredible team that has developed market-leading technologies for a hugely addressable market.”

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