HRtech People on the Move: PeopleStrategy, Nexxt, iCiMS

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People Strategy – New Chief Growth Officer

PeopleStrategy Inc., a full-service brokerage and provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, today announced Jim Prekop as its chief growth officer. In this role, Prekop will ignite new opportunities to deliver the programs, technologies and services small and mid-sized companies need to attract and retain talent. 

“I am very excited about this opportunity with PeopleStrategy,” Prekop said. “I believe the company has a unique value proposition for SMB companies. In this role, my primary responsibility will be to identify new strategies and channels to deliver that value proposition and continue the disruption PeopleStrategy has put in place within the HR technology and employee benefits markets.”

Nexxt Appoints VP

Nexxt, a recruitment media company, today announced that Nikos Livadas has joined the company as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. With more than 20 years of experience as a leader empowering cross-functional teams, developing strategic plans, and implementing successful global sales initiatives, Livadas will head Nexxt’s strategic alliances team to work hand-in-hand with partners towards the shared goal of bringing candidates and employers together.

“We are very excited to have a well-respected industry veteran join the Nexxt team to take our strategic alliance offerings to the next level,” said Andy Katz, COO at Nexxt. “We look forward to continuing to build and streamline our technology so we can further expand our valuable partnerships and help clients connect with our userbase. Nikos is the perfect person to do that.”

Prior to joining Nexxt, Livadas served as’s Vice President of Solutions Sales & Global Technology Partnerships where he led a team in the design and sale of software solutions in the human capital management (HCM), candidate engagement, and candidate acquisition solutions space. Throughout his career he spent time at Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, SAS Institute, among others where he cultivated his expertise in identifying strategic partnerships, developing new products, and educating others on the topics he’s most passionate about, including the use of technology in the human resources space.

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ICiMS Appoints Chief People Officer

iCIMS, Inc., the market leader for cloud-based recruiting solutions, announced today the appointment of Irene DeNigris to Chief People Officer (CPO). As CPO, DeNigris is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s talent strategy and operations, powering its ability to continue to scale up its workforce.

DeNigris joined iCIMS in 2013 and most recently served as the company’s Vice President of Talent, where she was responsible for talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards and talent management. During her tenure with iCIMS, DeNigris has provided leadership through multiple company milestones, including its acquisition of TextRecruit, an investment from Vista Equity Partners, its acquisition of Jibe and sustaining its position as one of New Jersey’s Best Places to Work.

“Over the past few years, iCIMS has grown exponentially. We would not have been able to sustain this continued growth without the inflow and retention of top talent in our organization,” said Ronald Kasner, president and interim CEO of iCIMS. “Under Irene’s leadership, we have not only been able to keep up with increasing hiring needs, we have also expanded our award-winning talent development program and maintained our nationally-recognized company culture. I am thrilled to have Irene as our Chief People Officer as we continue to deliver on our mission with a customer experience second-to-none, and remain humbled by the great talent and business outcomes our employees enable our customers to achieve.”

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