HR Tech Execs on the Move in February

  • Personnel Changes
  • Published on February 28

Here's a breakdown of recent executive changes in the world of HR technology.

Homebase, the HR and team management app that helps small businesses manage their hourly teams, announced the appointment of industry veteran Philip Moon as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Rushi Patel also recently added the title of Chief Revenue Officer, continuing the acceleration of Homebase's industry-leading revenue growth.

This is the latest in a series of major developments at Homebase, including last year's hiring of Chief Technology Officer, Oliver Fisher, and Chief Marketing Officer, Candy Lee, as the startup readies for its next phase of growth. This bolstered leadership team brings in experience from rapidly scaling companies such as Shopify, HelloFresh, and FreshBooks to market-leading positions.

Recruitics announced that Bob Lord is joining their board of advisors.

Bob has a well-established history of consistently delivering profitable growth and driving business transformation – working at companies such as IBM, AOL, and Razorfish. His distinct talent for bringing together powerful ecosystems has facilitated collaboration among clients and business partners to address the complex challenges affecting both business and society.

NAS: Jennifer R. Henley, PHR and SHRM-CP has been appointed as NAS Recruitment Innovation’s Chief Operating Officer. Her impressive commitment and extensive experience in NAS operations make her an ideal fit for this role and highlight our continued focus on business growth, revenue generation, and operational efficiency.

Jenn joined NAS in 2001 as an Account Executive and quickly became Regional Manager for the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan region. In 2014, she became the national Director of Client Services, was named a Vice President in 2019 and more recently assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Operations. A 20+ year veteran in recruitment marketing, Jenn has PHR, SHRM-CP, and Lean Six Sigma with Green Belt credentials. She is an active member of SHRM and several HR associations.

Cnect, the world’s best hiring software that redefines and augments applicant engagement and relationship management, today announced the appointment of André J. Boulais as their Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).  As CRO, Boulais will lead the global revenue and customer success organizations partnering with companies seeking a modern hiring platform empowering their hiring teams to effortlessly cultivate candidate relationships, streamline communication, and visualize the entire hiring pipeline

 As an accomplished and well-respected global SaaS executive, Andre spent a decade leading global talent acquisition teams for companies like ExactTarget/Salesforce to measurable success and growth. That unique perspective has empowered Boulais to thrive as a senior leader and executive for recruiting technology companies as Jobvite and most recently SilkRoad Technology (Rival). 

Employ Inc announced the appointment of Stephanie Manzelli as Senior Vice President of HR and DEI effective February 12, 2024.

Stephanie will oversee and manage Employ’s talent strategies, playing a critical role in driving a workplace culture that continues to nurture innovation, customer-centricity, and diversity and inclusiveness. She will focus on employee engagement, HR strategy, learning and development, talent acquisition, employee relations, and total rewards, working closely with the existing leadership team and marketing to align efforts with the overall business objectives of Employ. Manzelli will report to Employ Chief Financial Officer, Joe Furnari.

“Stephanie is an accomplished and dynamic leader with a strong commitment to the employee experience,” said Joe Furnari, Chief Financial Officer, Employ Inc. “She has a proven track record and extensive background in transformation leadership, team building, and managing change that will be instrumental as we work to navigate our next chapter of growth and elevate our HR strategy across Employ.”

Rippling, the leading workforce management platform, today announced the appointment of Eisar Lipkovitz as Chief Product Officer. Lipkovitz will report to co-founder and CEO Parker Conrad.

"We’re pleased that Eisar is joining Rippling as our new CPO, particularly at this stage of the company’s growth. He will be a transformational leader as we invest hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D this year to build new products, expand into new markets, and enhance our current offering. Rippling was built to enable our clients to accelerate their execution and reach their goals at a faster rate. I'm excited to work with Eisar to do just that and ​​support our clients all around the world,” said Rippling co-founder and CEO Parker Conrad.

Yello Co-Founder, Dan Bartfield, has been appointed as the new CEO of Yello. Dan brings extensive expertise in the HR tech space, with a successful career spanning over 25 years in the field.

"I am excited to take on this new role and lead Yello into a promising future. Since the very beginning, my focus for this company has always been our clients' success. Our aim is to create software and services tailored for advanced campus recruiting programs, filling the gaps missed by professional recruiting solutions.

Job Mobz a leading global recruitment solutions firm, has appointed Matt Charney as Editor-in-Chief. In his new role, Charney will head content, analyst/industry relations, and marketing communications. He is expected to lead growth for the planned acquisition of, long established as one of the world's top destinations for talent acquisition, hiring leaders, and recruiting practitioners.

The appointment follows the recent acquisition announcement of the brand and website, demonstrating the company's long-term strategy in creating an editorially independent, vendor-agnostic platform that covers the talent acquisition and staffing industries with high-quality, high-impact journalism.

"Matt Charney brings a wealth of experience in strategic content development and industry relations, aligning well with Job Mobz's vision for high-quality, impactful journalism in the talent acquisition sector," said Jesse Tinsley, CEO of Job Mobz.

Built In, the leading recruiting platform for hard-to-hire tech roles, today announced that it has appointed Kate o'Neill as Chief Financial Officer and Jessica Stafford as an Independent Board Member to help bolster the company's continued growth.

Kate O'Neill is a seasoned finance professional with an extensive background in the software industry, particularly in the HR technology market. She brings a wealth of experience in financial strategy and global operations to Built In. Her appointment marks a strategic move as Built In expands its overall market position. O'Neill joins the company from Rival, formerly SilkRoad Technology, where she was Chief Financial and People Officer.

Stafford is the Senior Vice President of Consumer Solutions at Cox Automotive, running the two largest automotive shopping brands – Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, the largest dealer website and marketing business in, and Cox Automotive Ecommerce, an industry-leading innovative ecommerce solution.

Joveo, a global leader in AI-powered recruitment marketing, announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the addition of visionary leaders, Cindy Songné and Yazad Dalal. Songné joins as the leader of recruitment marketing agency partnerships, bringing over two decades of experience in talent acquisition and recruitment technology. Dalal joins as the head of new business and strategic growth, bringing a wealth of global scaling experience and AI expertise.

Workforce Payments platform Papaya Global, announced that Amit Levi has been promoted to SVP Product. With more than 15 years of experience, Levi will lead Papaya's product strategy, expanding the company's workforce payments platform.

"Amit has been an essential part of Papaya's growth since he joined us two years ago," says Ronen Keinan, COO of Papaya. "So, when it came to finding a new product leader, his track record spoke for itself. We believe in promoting from within the organization, and we know that with Amit on the executive team, Papaya will further its growth and success."

Prior to his tenure at Papaya, Levi served as VP Product and CMO of Anodot, VP Product Management at Yokee Music, and VP Product at CoolaData.

Checkr is excited to announce the appointment of Ilan Frank as Chief Product Officer. With over two decades of leadership in the software industry, Ilan brings a wealth of expertise to expand and lead Checkr’s multi-product vision and strategy, accelerate innovation in the enterprise sector, and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Before joining Checkr, Ilan oversaw Product, Design, and Research at Airtable where he led a product-focused shift into the enterprise. Prior to Airtable, he was an early product leader at Slack, leading Enterprise, Infrastructure, and Slack Connect. Earlier in his career, Ilan played a key role in SAP's cloud transformation, launching both collaboration and cloud analytics solutions.