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Our simple goal is to make hiring easy. To help businesses get the talent they need to succeed. And to help people find a job they love.

Everyone is incredibly frustrated by how hard it is to find amazing talent. We share that frustration.

Recruiting is a fragmented, opaque process undermined by outdated technology that turns off candidates and hiring managers.

Now, imagine a world where it’s easy to find great candidates, it’s easy for people to show interest in jobs, it’s easy for hiring teams to collaborate, and your recruiting vendors are just a click away.

We imagined it. And then we delivered it.

SmartRecruiters
Your Hiring Success Platform

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Jerome Ternynck
Founder, CEO & Board Member

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Jerome Ternynck Founder & CEO
Board Member

About Jerome:

Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and soul in technology. Jerome envisions a world where recruitment is transparent, and hiring is so easy that his grandma can do it. He's passionate for what he does, hates the status quo, and loves innovation especially when it reaches disruption. Jerome's goal is to bring the economy to its full potential by removing friction in the labor market and eradicating unemployment.

What was your first job?

Recruiter. I’ve always been a recruiter.

What makes a great hire?

The right fit. A top performer is human being who has found the right job.

Why SmartRecruiters?

Because someone needs to fix recruiting.

What’s your favorite feature?

Our Mobile Hiring App. I check it every morning.

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Brett Queener Chief Strategy Officer
Board Member

About Brett:

Brett is responsible for managing key strategic initiatives at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Brett was an executive at two of the fastest growing software companies in history. He spent a decade at salesforce.com where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Sales, R&D, and Operations focused on driving the company’s meteoric growth. Prior to salesforce.com, Brett held senior marketing and business development positions at Siebel Systems, which was eventually acquired by Oracle Corporation. Brett also serves as a board member at Invoca and Lytics. Brett has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.

What was your first job?

I made the best 1/2 pound burgers at an A&W restaurant - complete with a hairnet and brown polyester uniform!

What makes a great hire?

A great EQ / IQ balance and an insatiable drive to win as a team.

Why SmartRecruiters?

To change an industry and remove the vulnerability we all feel when hiring or when looking for a job.

What’s your favorite feature?

Our mobile app.

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Rajeev Batra Board Member

About Rajeev:

Rajeev Batra is a Partner at Mayfield and invests in Cloud/SaaS, Big Data and Mobile themes. He is an experienced investor and a former software entrepreneur and executive. His current investments include, AgilOne, C9, Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO), NewsCred, ServiceMax, SmartRecruiters, Viralheat, TrustRadius and WideOrbit. His prior investments include: RedBeacon (acquired by The Home Depot - NYSE: HD in Jan 2012) and Vovici (acquired by Verint - NASDAQ: VRNT in Aug 2011).

Rajeev has held sales, marketing, product and technical roles at Siebel Systems, Scopus Technology and Open Environment Corporation (OEC), which pioneered three-tier computing and service oriented architecture. He was also on the founding team of NetNumina Solutions, an IT consulting firm, which was acquired by Keane.

Prior to joining Mayfield, Rajeev was at Mobius/Softbank Venture Capital, Austin Ventures and American Capital Strategies.

Rajeev received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a BSEE Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he serves on the Board of Visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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Doug Schrier Board Member

About Doug:

Doug joined Rembrandt Venture Partners in 2001 as a General Partner. Prior to that, Doug was a Senior Partner at Argo Global Capital in Boston from 2001 to late 2006. Doug has been involved in funding, managing, and developing over 25 technology companies for over the last 20 years. His prior experience includes being SVP for Acquisitions and Strategic Ventures at SAIC, a Fortune 250 company in La Jolla, CA.

Doug currently sits on the boards of Allegiance, Electric Cloud, Proximetry, Coveroo, SmartRecruiters, LiveRamp and Needle. Also, Doug currently mentors through Columbia's Private Equity Mentorship Program.

Doug received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1990 and his undergraduate degree in Economics/Pre-Med from DePauw University in 1987.

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Mike Johnson Field Sales

About Mike:

Mike is responsible for global sales at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Mike ran US sales and operations at Avature where he was instrumental to the company’s rapid growth from 2008-2014. Prior to Avature, Mike held multiple senior sales management positions at HotJobs.com, which had a successful IPO in 1999 and was eventually acquired by Yahoo! in 2002 for $440M. Mike has a BA from Syracuse University.

What was your first job?

I ran field marketing promotion programs for CPG companies in Chicago.

What makes a great hire?

Someone who can take a position and convincingly and relentlessly defend it. They’ll be an unstoppable force when you give them a great product to sell.

Why SmartRecruiters?

A chance to disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry with a great team of people and ridiculously cool technology.

What’s your favorite feature?

As a hiring manager I couldn’t imagine recruiting anymore without our mobile app.

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Bjorn Eriksson Marketing

About Bjorn:

Bjorn is responsible for Marketing at Smartrecruiters. He has a broad background in HR tech from marketing roles at LinkedIn, SuccessFactors, Lynda.com, and Evolv. He has also been an engineer, management consultant, and product line manager. Bjorn has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a M.Sc from Linkoping University.

What was your first job?

My first paying job was to pick strawberries in a huge field on the Swedish island of Gotland. I was 12 years old.

What makes a great hire?

Someone who has passion and wits. They will figure out what to do and drive until it has happened.

Why SmartRecruiters?

I saw a product that’s beautiful and fun to use, and that does good. It needs to be in everyone’s hands!

What’s your favorite feature?

That it is so easy to integrate 3rd parties into the workflow. Smartrecruiters is the hub for hundreds of best-in-class vendors across advertising, testing, and on-boarding.

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Rebecca Meissner Product & Sales Engineering

About Rebecca:

As a veteran recruiter and HR product leader, Rebecca leads Product & Sales Engineering at SmartRecruiters. Her organizations are responsible for product management, product design, documentation, proposal management, and pre-sales solutions consulting. Rebecca moves into this role after over two years growing and managing the account management, customer support, and professional services organizations within the company. Prior to joining, she spent two years at Jobvite leading enterprise renewals and driving user engagement as the Director of Strategic Accounts and managing the API & Reporting modules as a Senior Product Manager. Prior to Jobvite, Meissner held both product and operational positions BranchOut, one of the world’s largest professional networks on Facebook, and at Playdom, which was acquired by Disney Interactive Media Group in 2010. Rebecca holds her degree from the University of California – Berkeley.

What was your first job?

I was a lifeguard. Nothing beats hanging out by the pool on a hot New England day!

What makes a great hire?

The best hires aren’t necessarily the ones with the perfect resume. The best hires are the ones who bring confidence and competition to the table every day. If you’re motivated to learn, and you know how to push yourself, you’re more valuable than the guy who’s done the job longer but has lost all passion for what he does.

Why SmartRecruiters?

Recruiting software and hiring team collaboration needs a facelift - SmartRecruiters has the product and the team DNA to make that change happen!

What’s your favorite feature?

The mobile app! As a recruiter, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in traffic, getting a call from an executive whom you need to make an offer to in the next 30 minutes, and having no way of getting a candidate’s phone number easily… one-click calling, mobile reviews, and easy access to exactly what you’ll need to move quickly is invaluable to the fast paced recruiter.

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Charlie Nelson Customer Success

About Charlie:

A veteran of selling to and making human resource and recruiting professionals successful, Charlie leads the Customer Success organization responsible for account management, support, and services. Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Charlie drove enterprise and insides sales at Identified, which was acquired by Workday in 2014. Prior to Identified, Charlie was one of the first sales reps at Simply Hired. Charlie earned his BA from the University of Washington (go Huskies!).

What was your first job?

I worked as a server at ColdStone Creamery. While I excelled at scooping ice cream and mixing in the goodies, I think they really kept me around for my beautiful singing voice when we got tips!

What makes a great hire?

The 4 C’s. Competence, Commitment, Character and Culture.

Why SmartRecruiters?

To change the world of recruiting! And bring our disruptive approach to traditional recruiting to help businesses accomplish their most important task: hiring great people.

What’s your favorite feature?

Our awesome candidate experience. A one-click application for candidates is a game changer.

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Rafal Szczepanski Engineering

About Rafal:

Rafal has led the Engineering team from the first days of SmartRecruiters and was part of the founding team. He is a veteran software developer who has been building recruiting solutions for nearly a decade, transitioning from corporate to consumer SaaS software. Prior to SmartRecruiters he worked at MrTed (currently Lumesse). Rafal has a MSc in Computer Science from Technical University of Lodz.

What was your first job?

I was a salesman during the summers and learned to find the best match for customers’ needs.

What makes a great hire?

The right mixture of competence and interpersonal qualities. The SmartRecruiters’ Engineering team looks for 4 things: knowledge, smarts, friendliness and honesty.

Why SmartRecruiters?

SmartRecruiters is here to eradicate unemployment. As the part of the engineering team I have a unique opportunity to build and own a part of the system that will get us closer to this goal.

What’s your favorite feature?

Social Referrals. They activate people outside the employer-candidate circle and help find the perfect match for the right job.

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Ania Ziebicka Finance

About Ania:

Ania is responsible for all aspects of finance, admin, HR and facilities across the company. She started her professional career with nine years as a financial auditor at KPMG followed by Finance Manager and Controller for different industries. She gained five years SaaS experience at MrTed, acquired in 2010 by Stepstone Solutions (currently Lumesse). Prior joining SmartRecruiters Ania was leading the Finance Department of PerkinElmer SSC in Krakow, responsible for full statutory and US GAAP financial reporting for over 30 European entities. Ania earned her MA in Economics from the University of Economics in Krakow (Poland) and holds a Fellow of ACCA title (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

What was your first job?

Taking care of kids at a summer camp. Ten ten-year-old boys. That was a real challenge. All survived.

What makes a great hire?

The combination of competency and energy. Both the employer and employee have to feel that real value comes from their cooperation.

Why SmartRecruiters?

A great team, innovative product and the knowledge that we are making people’s lives easier.

What’s your favorite feature?

Collaborative hiring. You can exchange feedback immediately and everyone involved is always up to date.

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Taft Love Sales Development

About Taft:

Taft is responsible for Sales Development and Sales Operations at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Taft ran sales development and operations for PandaDoc, a high-growth San Francisco startup that worked with many HR teams. Prior to his work with startups, Taft worked as a police officer and detective in North Carolina. Taft holds a Master's Degree in Management from Liberty University in Virginia.

What was your first job?

I worked as a farmhand in my hometown in North Carolina every summer during high school.

What makes a great hire?

Someone who is passionate about the work, equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed quickly, and who strives to outwork her peers.

Why SmartRecruiters?

A chance to replace aging tech in an important job function, a rock-solid executive team, and a passionate team.

What’s your favorite feature?

SmartRecruiters' mobile app is my absolute favorite. I use it every day to manage lots of hires.

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Kris Osborne Talent & People

About Kris:

Kris runs Talent Acquisition and People at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Kris had a 6 year commitment in the United States Marine Corps, meritoriously promoted twice, while finishing a BBA in Entrepreneurial Studies and Management. Having led teams in the military, helping grow a headhunting firm by over 180%, and now increasing SmartRecruiters global employee count by over 110%, he understands how to run an effective recruiting business. Kris is passionate about hiring collaboration, candidate experience, and finding the best talent.

What was your first job?

I started mowing lawns at the age of 12. I learned quickly that hard work pays off.

What makes a great hire?

A great hire is someone who is scrappy enough to figure things out on the fly, but has the passion to push through long nights and tight deadlines.

Why SmartRecruiters?

I fell in love with the product first, the leadership team second, and the people and culture after joining. All of these hold true even today.

What’s your favorite feature?

I love the marketplace. The ability to tie all of our tools, job boards, vendors, and assessments into one place saves A LOT of time.

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Bob Memmer Inside Sales

About Bob:

Bob runs our corporate sales team at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Bob ran sales and customer success at Captora where he delivered triple digit revenue growth. Before that, Bob was Area Vice President of Sales at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) where he drove revenue strategy for the commercial sales team within the data.com platform. Bob came to Salesforce with the acquisition of Jigsaw in 2010 (175M) where he joined pre-revenue and delivered several years of triple digit growth as Vice President of Sales. Bob has a BA from Purdue University.

What was your first job?

I was an account executive at Cabletron Systems (now Extreme Networks)

What makes a great hire?

Someone who owns their role and is relentless about achieving success within it.

Why SmartRecruiters?

A chance to disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry through great people and great technology. As a result, our platform enables each customer to achieve hiring success by connecting great candidates to amazing job opportunities, what's not to love about that?

What’s your favorite feature?

Hands down our mobile app. As a hiring manager, and someone who is on the go, I could not imagine doing my job without it.

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Prachi Gore Demand Gen

About Prachi:

Prachi is responsible for building our demand generation machine used to generate pipeline that fuels SmartRecruiters' rapid growth. Prachi has been building demand for the last 10 years and has worked with innovative brands to build teams, scale demand generation operations, and create awareness in unestablished markets.

What was your first job?

I was a software developer building custom web based ERP solutions for Enterprise clients.

What makes a great hire?

Someone who takes challenges head on and delivers outcomes by solving for them. Having a sense of ownership and pride for one's work while being humble and collaborative is ideal.

Why SmartRecruiters?

The product is truly amazing. Having worked with other "cloud" ATS systems and hated them all, I was blown away when I saw what SmartRecruiters was building. It's a welcome change for the hiring/ recruiting world.

What’s your favorite feature?

Collaboration, the ability for the entire hiring team to be on the same page throughout the full process without a million emails and meetings.

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Matthew O’Connor Professional Services

About Matthew:

Matt is responsible for global Professional Services at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Matt spent 11 years at Salesforce.com in a variety Professional Services and Success leadership positions. During that time he had the opportunity to lead and mature Professional Services organizations within Salesforce's recently acquired businesses. Matt started his consulting career at EDS delivering a variety of technology and management consulting engagements. Matt has a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University.

What was your first job?

Pizza delivery - best college job you can have. Flexible hours and you leave each night with a little money in your pocket.

What makes a great hire?

Smarts, hunger, curiosity and a team player.

Why SmartRecruiters?

This market is ready for disruption and with a great product and a great team we can deliver buyers an experience and value they didn't realize was possible.

What’s your favorite feature?

That’s easy, mobile. As a hiring manager I want to stay connected to candidate progress and never be a bottleneck as an approver. Also, makes interview prep and feedback a breeze.

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