HR Techies On The Move

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Apploi, the leading human capital management platform for healthcare employers, today announced that Natalie Lambert joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing Apploi’s customer success and sales teams. Lambert comes with twenty years of experience in both the healthcare and human capital management space, with particular expertise in helping employers recruit within specialized markets.

“Natalie is a proven leader, both of people and of processes,” said Apploi CEO Adam Lewis. “All the way from startups to Fortune 100 companies, she’s seen it all, and she’s scaled it all. She’s already got Apploi’s mission in her DNA, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the team.”

Betterworks, the leader in modern performance management software, recently welcomed Jamie Aitken as its new Vice President, HR Transformation. In this position, Aitken will support Betterworks customers with innovative strategies to improve talent management practices, employee engagement, and culture. As a thought leader with a proven track record of managing change and producing measurable business results, Aitken’s deep experience as an HR practitioner will help Betterworks’ go-to-market team continue to build and execute on a vision that reflects where today’s leaders are heading.

Aitken has a deep understanding of talent management strategies that have allowed her to have a positive impact on every organization she has been a part of. As a McKinsey-Certified facilitator, Jamie has also been instrumental in cultural transformations – supporting fundamental change with her background in executive coaching, change management, and employee experience strategies.

HackerRank, the leading developer skills company, today announced the appointment of Monica Ohara as Chief Marketing Officer. Ohara is a proven leader in marketing and business strategy, with experience driving hypergrowth for technology companies like Lyft (which acquired her startup, DataScore), (Automattic), and SpeedDate (acquired by She will lead HackerRank’s global marketing, branding and demand generation initiatives, reporting to co-founder and CEO Vivek Ravisankar.

Ohara joins HackerRank on the heels of a tremendous year of growth and a $60 million round of funding announced in March. With her entrepreneurial background and experience building strong growth teams, Ohara is uniquely positioned to help HackerRank’s customers raise their hiring bars and find the talent they need to thrive.

Communo, a leading talent acquisition AI SaaS platform, today announced the appointment of Olivier Gachot as CEO. Gachot, a Silicon Valley veteran and four-time builder of successful acquisitions, will help major brands intelligently find and hire talented and diverse people using the company’s AI- and ML-fueled talent matching platform.

His vision is to help reinvent recruitment by developing and showcasing authentic communities and causes to attract the brightest minds from top companies and universities globally. Gachot will replace current CEO Ryan Gill, who will continue to serve as an adviser and remain executive chair on Communo’s Board of Directors. Gachot will also join the company’s Board.

Crosschq, pioneers of the Talent Intelligence Cloud™, which is powering a revolution in data-driven hiring and people analytics, today confirmed that Jacob (“Jake”) Paul has been named Chief Product Officer. Paul was formerly the co-founder and CEO of TalentWall, a company acquired by Crosschq in May 2022. At TalentWall, he helped design and build a suite of data-driven productivity and collaboration tools for recruiting teams, which are used and loved by some of the world’s fastest-growing organizations such as Roblox, Reddit, Cloudflare, and many more.

Paul co-founded TalentWall with Jo Avent and Nick Urban in 2016 and began building out the company’s hiring management platform. The platform has garnered a strong following among recruiters, hiring managers, and executives alike. Paul has spent his entire career in the recruiting space, from tech recruiting to leading talent acquisition teams at hyper-growth startups such as DigitalOcean, NS1, and Brightwheel. His deep recruiting expertise is reflected in TalentWall’s “Built for Recruiters, by Recruiters” DNA.

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