SmartRecruiters Welcomes New Chief People Officer

San Francisco – November 1, 2021 –  SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, today announced the appointment of Lisa Sterling as Chief People Officer. Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience as a C-Suite leader and HCM product expert. She will oversee the global People function, including Hiring Success, Diversity, Culture, and CSR initiatives.

“Hiring Success is business success. With our commitment to helping people find the jobs they love and making hiring easier, Lisa will be paramount in leading the effort to ensure that SmartRecruiters continues to change lives all over the world,” Ternynck said. “It starts with equipping our own employees with the tools they need to succeed personally and professionally, and I have no doubt that Lisa will make an impact within our organization.”

Lisa has been disrupting the business and HR landscape to create cultural and organizational performance excellence. She led people and navigated organizations through successful IPOs at both Ceridian and more recently, EverCommerce. Additionally, she served as an advisor, mentor, and coach to up and coming and current CHROs across the globe. 

“The thing that resonates most with me is that SmartRecruiters and its leaders have always stayed true to putting people first,” said Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer at SmartRecruiters. “I want to work for a company that thinks about putting people over profit and truly understands that if you get the relationships with your employees right, everything else will work out.”  

Lisa’s efforts and contributions have been recognized by top industry awards including: Working Mother of the Year, Top 100 HR Influencer, Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, HR Executive of the Year, HRO HR Superstar, Top Corporate Leader (over 35), and 300 Women in Tech Worth Watching.

“When it comes to developing people and transforming culture, Lisa is one of the most passionate leaders I’ve ever met. She understands that who you hire defines your business success and knows what it takes to scale a fast growing, high-tech company,” said Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters. “I could not be more excited to partner with her to help our employees grow in order to accelerate our company’s success around the world.”

Lisa says she is looking forward to a promising and meaningful future at SmartRecruiters.

“This company is changing the experience for candidates and organizations in such a monumental way. SmartRecrutiers has already connected more than 20 million people to the right roles and opportunities. I want to be a part of that, and I look forward to continuing down that path with a great team alongside me,” she added.

About SmartRecruiters

As a global leader in enterprise recruitment software, SmartRecruiters offers a cloud-based global Talent Acquisition Suite that allows teams to attract, select, and hire the best talent. 4,000 companies worldwide rely on SmartRecruiters to achieve hiring success—including brands like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa—using recruitment marketing, CRM, AI, ATS, and a marketplace of 600+ connected vendors all within one scalable platform.

True to its mission of connecting people to jobs at scale, SmartRecruiters was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in 2020. For more information, visit or follow @SmartRecruiters on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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