HR Tech Exec Moves for January

  • Personnel Changes
  • Published on January 26

Here's who's making news in the world of HR technology.


Paycor HCM, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) software, today announced the promotion of Ryan Bergstrom to Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO), effective immediately. The new role will integrate Paycor's product and technology functions, enabling the Company to usher in the next generation of HCM advancements that empower leaders to build winning teams. 

Since joining Paycor in 2018, Ryan has been vital in driving the Company's growth and shaping the HCM suite into the market leader it is today. Ryan has two decades of product management experience in the HCM industry, creating and executing technology roadmaps that resonate with customers and achieve organizational goals. Leveraging his proven record of success and leadership, he will continue to collaborate cross functionally to define and execute the company's product vision.


Guild, a leader in opportunity creation for America’s workforce, today announced that Rohan Chandran has joined the company as its new Chief Product & Technology Officer. In this role, Chandran now leads the company's increased investment in technological innovation through ownership and management of the product and solutions roadmap and strategy in partnership with leaders across the organization. He also owns and manages the company’s platform, data, and technology strategies.

Chandran’s appointment follows a year of impact from Guild, bolstered by the introduction of a new product, Career Accelerator along with other capabilities, to help support the end-to-end career advancement journey for Guild members and learners. He brings a distinct point of view on the intrinsic tie between Guild's product and the company's mission to create opportunity across the workforce. At a time of rapid digital transformation and with the workforce ripe for AI disruption, he has a critical understanding of emerging technology's ability to drive tangible outcomes for learners.

Workforce Software

Workforce management solution for large employers Workforce Software, announced the appointment of Bill Shaheen as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and the promotion of Nicole Neumarker to Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective January 1, 2024. As CRO, Shaheen will lead the global revenue and customer success organizations and as COO, Neumarker will lead engineering, cloud services, product management, customer support and global services.

“I’ve had the honor to work with both Bill and Nicole, and I’m excited to have them in these critical leadership roles as we continue to disrupt the workforce management industry with our award-winning solution,” said Jeff Moses, CEO at WorkForce Software. "Navigating the complex challenges faced by top global enterprises, ranging from increased demands from employees and organized labor— and the mounting demands to offer more flexible labor scheduling and meet changing compliance regulations— has increased demand for our leading solution. Bill and Nicole, together with our experienced leadership team and our dedicated global employees, are committed to tackling these challenges head-on and delivering the best workforce management solution on the market."


Julie Callie is the new Chief Marketing Officer at Lensa is a recruitment advertising & data services powerhouse that empowers employers, staffing firms, RPO’s and recruitment advertising agencies to connect with active, qualified and interested job seekers.

"It has been my professional passion to connect people with opportunity through recruitment marketing and to advance recruitment technology for efficiency and to provide better experiences for all people. I am proud to join CEO Gergo Vari and an entire organization of talented people that share this passion."


Longtime industry analyst john Sumser has been named VP of Marketing.


HireVue, the pioneer and global leader in Human Potential Intelligence today announced the appointment of Walker Ellis as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). With a proven track record for growth, Ellis’ focus on operational excellence will ensure the company’s innovations are aligned to benefit customers and their candidates.

Ellis will oversee HireVue’s revenue teams where he will continue to maximize the talents and strengths of the organization following the acquisition of Modern Hire. The appointment of Ellis as CRO also comes just after the company announced the new hiring category, Human Potential Intelligence, and its innovative application, Find My Fit. Ellis’ team will be at the forefront of the movement to transform perceptions of HR as a strategic talent incubator rather than a cost center.


Textio, the AI platform purpose-built to help companies hire and develop remarkable teams,announced Kieran Snyder has stepped down as CEO. Jensen Harris, co-founder and CXO, has been unanimously appointed as CEO by the board, effective immediately. Kieran will take the role of Chief Scientist Emeritus and retain her board seat. Jensen’s former role as Chief Experience Officer will be retired.

Kieran and Jensen co-founded Textio in 2014, building on Kieran’s years of academic research in language biases and Jensen’s expertise in user experience design and productivity software engineering—culminating in the launch of Textio Loop for inclusive recruiting. 


Perceptyx, the leading employee listening and manager effectiveness platform, today announced it has appointed Al Adamsen SVP of Leader & Workforce Transformation. Adamsen has extensive experience in using people data and analytics to enhance the well-being, performance, and impact of individuals, teams, groups, and organizations. 

Adamsen brings over 25 years of leadership experience to his new role. Before joining Perceptyx, he was founder and CEO of PAFOW, Inc., where he led conferences and academies focused on elevating the impact of people analytics, workforce planning, and employee experience professionals. He has also held leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Gap Inc., Infohrm (now SAP/SuccessFactors), and Kenexa (now IBM). Additionally, he has served as a leadership and career coach to leaders and teams at organizations such as Disney, Apple, Cisco, Mayo Clinic, and Stanford University. 

“Al has an unmistakable passion for humanizing the workplace,” said John Borland, co-founder and CEO of Perceptyx. “He understands how to combine insights with action to improve the employee experience, and his expertise in people data is a perfect complement to the value we bring to our customers.”


Eightfold AI, the leader in AI-powered talent intelligence, today announced the official addition of a new board member/Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chano Fernandez, and new board member Michael C. Bush. The rise of AI and its role in building a skills-based workforce has been a major factor in the global economic recovery, creating organizational growth for Eightfold customers and family-sustaining career paths for their employees. Now, with the addition of Chano and Michael to its existing leadership, Eightfold is poised to become one of the most impactful and innovative organizations in the world.


Employ Inc., the parent company of JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite, and NXTThing RPO, today announced the appointment of Greg Petraetis as Chief Revenue Officer.

In this role, Petraetis will oversee and optimize Employ’s revenue organization to further organizational alignment, drive growth, and create effective talent development opportunities. He will focus on developing and implementing innovative revenue strategies, identifying new market opportunities, and fostering strong relationships with clients and partners, working closely with the existing leadership team to align revenue and marketing efforts with the overall business objectives of Employ. As a member of the Employ executive leadership team, Petraetis will report to CEO Pete Lamson.  


Ceipal, the industry-leading, AI-powered total talent acquisition and automation platform, has promoted Dennis Farkos to President and Chief Financial Officer. As Ceipal's first President, Farkos will help guide the company into its next phase of growth by overseeing its daily business operations and, as Chief Financial Officer, continuing to manage the finance, compliance, and administrative functions.

Ceipal Founder Sameer Penakalapati will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman, focusing on further increasing the company's market awareness and expansion into new verticals.