HR Tech Executive Appointments from Nexxt, SmartRecruiters

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Nexxt, a talent solutions technology company, today announced that Dwaine Maltais has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer. With a career spanning more than 25 years in the HR technology space, in different capacities, Maltais will bring his drive and expertise to Nexxt to expand the organization’s reach to continue to help job seekers and employers make valuable connections and find innovative ways to further grow Nexxt’s recruitment marketing solutions and expand current and future partnerships.

“I’m very excited to have Dwaine joining us at Nexxt,” said Andy Katz, COO of Nexxt. “I’ve had the honor of working with him in the past and his expertise and work ethic in the HR technology space will make Dwaine the perfect addition to our team. His industry knowledge, business acumen and partnership management skills will bring immense and immediate value to Nexxt.”

Prior to joining Nexxt, Maltais served as Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy at Jobvite, Cofounder and CEO of Talentegy, an AI enhanced Talent Analytics Platform, Executive Vice President at Technomedia (Cegid), and held numerous leadership roles at Bernard Hodes Group. In each of Maltais’ previous roles he introduced new, award-winning products and services in talent acquisition, talent management, recruitment marketing, and HR analytics.


SmartRecruiters, Next-Generation Technology for Hiring Without Boundaries™, announced today that Michael DeSimone has been appointed as the company’s new CEO.

DeSimone brings over 20 years of experience driving revenue growth, expanding product portfolios, and building high-performing teams. As the CEO of ShopKeep, a cloud-based point-of-sale system provider, DeSimone successfully led the company through a significant growth phase and ultimately orchestrated its acquisition by Lightspeed POS, where he served as Chief Business Officer for the past two years.

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Before ShopKeep, DeSimone served as CEO of Borderfree, an e-commerce platform provider for leading retailers. He led the company’s growth from a startup to a publicly traded company that was ultimately acquired by Pitney Bowes in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to be joining SmartRecruiters and to have the opportunity to work with a team that has already accomplished so much,” said DeSimone. “As the world of work continues to evolve, talent acquisition has become an increasingly critical function for businesses of all sizes. SmartRecruiters is uniquely positioned to help companies hire the best talent and I look forward to working with the team to build on its success and continue to drive growth.”

“We are delighted to have Michael join SmartRecruiters as CEO,” said Jerome Ternynck, SmartRecruiters’ Founder and Chairman of the Board. “Michael has an impressive track record of driving growth and building successful teams, and we believe he is the right person to lead SmartRecruiters into its next phase of growth.”

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