Company Launches New EU Leadership Team in Response to Rapidly Growing Enterprise Demand
SAN FRANCISCO, CA JUNE 08, 2016
SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, today announced the launch of an expanded leadership team in Europe to capture the large, unmet demand from European-based corporations for a modern enterprise applicant tracking system. According to IDG, the European recruitment software category is expected to reach $900M by 2019.
The new team will be led by two industry professionals with proven track records: Paris-based Eric Gellé, Vice President of Sales for Southern and Western Europe, and Robert Symons, serving as Vice President of Sales for the UK and Northern Europe in London.
Gellé brings more than 20 years of recruitment software industry experience, including stints at Avature, Lumesse and Oracle, to his role at SmartRecruiters. “My goal is to help make SmartRecruiters the new leader in talent acquisition,” said Gellé. “Our innovative platform drives competitive advantage in the way enterprises are recruiting today, so I’m thrilled to deliver this product to the European market.” His focus will be on increasing market share in the region, building a high-performing staff, and providing excellent customer support and service.
Formerly with SAP SuccessFactors and Lumesse and with more than 15 years of recruitment software industry experience, Symons said that his primary focus will be to increase SmartRecruiters market share and disrupt the recruitment technology marketplace in Europe by offering enterprise customers a talent acquisition suite which “delights users” and drives hiring success. “SmartRecruiters is a truly disruptive player, and I’ve joined a team that understands how to better serve organisations’ recruitment needs—with an agile, mobile and innovative recruitment platform.”
“The time is right to accelerate the growth of our footprint in Europe,” explained Brett Queener, SmartRecruiters President and COO. “SmartRecruiters is seeing unbelievable demand from some of Europe’s largest companies. It’s clear that the enterprise market is looking for something different, and that new approach is SmartRecruiters. We’re the disruptor, with a unique value proposition that heads of recruitment and human resource IT alike find extremely compelling. We are so fortunate to add Rob and Eric, undoubtedly two of the most experienced and talented European recruitment software leaders, to our management team.”