HR Techies on the Move

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When I Work, a market leader in shift-based workforce management software used by more than 200,000 workplaces worldwide, has appointed Blake Adams as its next CEO to lead the company’s ongoing growth efforts.

Most recently, he served as an operating partner at Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, Bain’s growth-stage enterprise software investment fund. In this role, Adams partnered closely with portfolio companies and their management teams, including When I Work, as part of Bain Capital’s $200 million growth investment in the company.

“Blake has been a critical When I Work partner over the last year and has brought key expertise in product-led growth and the small business market,” said Chad Halvorson, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Advisor at When I Work, who has served as interim CEO since June 2022. “His background, vision, and enthusiasm for When I Work are perfect for leading our long-term business goals, and his empathetic leadership style makes him a great culture fit for our company.”

Adams developed deep experience leading strategy and operations teams from prior roles at Google and Intuit, driving initiatives across corporate strategy, product development, sales execution, and strategic partnerships—including the launch of QuickBooks Advanced, which successfully helped the company expand into the mid-market. Adams also has firsthand experience leading a shift-based company as the former CEO of Clarity Service Group, a multistate behavioral health therapy service provider.


Calendly, the modern scheduling platform for high-performing teams and individuals, today announced the appointment of Jessica Gilmartin as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Founder and Chief Executive Officer Tope Awotona. Gilmartin brings decades of B2B and B2C marketing experience to Calendly to help drive adoption across sales, marketing, customer success, recruiting, and other high revenue-generating teams within mid-market and enterprise companies.

As CMO, Gilmartin will lead all aspects of marketing to partner with sales and grow Calendly’s annual recurring revenue business and drive its move upmarket. “Calendly’s proven it’s a beloved brand to its customers, making the opportunity to redefine our market position and build our enterprise marketing motion all the more exciting,” said Gilmartin. “We’re an easy solution to a massive industry problem that lets workers schedule for faster, impactful connections that improve organizations’ bottom lines.”


Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, has promoted Kelley Morse to Chief People Officer. Based in Boston, Morse will oversee Bullhorn’s global human resource organization, including talent acquisition, HR business partners, people operations, compensation, learning and development, analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Morse has a long history of helping organizations scale while building agile, high-performing teams.

Since joining Bullhorn three years ago, Morse has led the development of the people, systems, and programs in the HR organization in order to prioritize data-driven decision-making, scale the organization, and continue to support an inclusive culture. Bullhorn has achieved record growth during her tenure, expanding from 1,000 to over 1,600 employees, with hundreds of employees hired in 2022 alone. Under Morse’s leadership, the company has increased the percentage of BIPOC talent at the company by 45% over the past three years. Morse also oversaw the implementation of new performance management and compensation tools, as well as a new leadership training program.


Recruitics, the data-powered recruitment marketing firm, announced today that Adam Stafford has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his promotion, Stafford served as Chief Operating Officer of Recruitics.

Stafford joined Recruitics in 2016 as Director of Product and quickly rose to Senior Vice President of Product. He was promoted to President of the company in 2018 and then Chief Operating Officer in 2022. Stafford holds an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management and is a member of the customer experience advisory board at Rutgers University. 

“I could not be more excited to lead such a talented and passionate team,” said Stafford. “Recruitics has a proven track record of delivering first-to-market, technology-enabled solutions that help our customers more easily connect with hard-to-find talent. We will continue to leverage a customer-centric approach to innovate and expand our product set and reinforce our position as the leading recruitment marketing platform in the industry.”

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