Jade brings 25 years of executive management and innovative solution building in the recruiting and training industry to Talent Technology. As a cofounder and CEO, Jade has worked for the past 11 years to build Talent Technology into one of the largest HR software solution providers in the industry, starting with the introduction of HireDesk Applicant Tracking System, followed by Resume Mirror (now Talemetry Apply and Match) and most recently the Talemetry talent generation suite.
“I believe the way we do recruiting today keeps us from focusing on the things we as recruiters are best at: talking to people, selling them on our companies, and placing great candidates. As a former recruiter, and having spent 12 years building Talent Technology, I can’t help but be excited about the many ways we can make the process of sourcing talent more efficient for not only the recruiter, but the candidate. If we can help just one more organization efficiently locate candidates for their positions, than I’m excited. This is what gets me up in the morning!" says Jade.
Prior to Talent Technology, Jade was an executive search consultant and the founder of TeleSkill Human Resource Solutions, a telecommunications recruitment firm. He cofounded Canada's 'Top 40 Under 40' business awards and was the executive director of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE), an international organization dedicated to helping university students start businesses. Jade currently serves on the International and Vancouver Board of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).
Ken Miller brings 28 years of business experience in the technology field, principally in the software segment, to Talent Technology. Ken has extensive experience in managing high growth situations and in planning and executing on strategic capital transactions and corporate acquisitions.
Prior to Talent Technology, Ken has been involved as an owner, investor or executive in several technology opportunities; most notably Ken played various roles including President and then CEO of Mobile Data Solutions Inc. (MMD on the TSX, MDSI on NASDAQ). He oversaw the company’s rapid growth from $3.5M to over $100M in revenue, as it became the world’s leading supplier of mission critical mobile workforce management software and wireless communications.
Ken currently serves on the board of directors for several private companies, including Talent Technology and has held a range of executive positions in Finance and Business Development throughout his career. Ken is a CGA (Certified General Accountant).
Paul Lancaster has over 25 years of experience in growth technology organizations including TSX and NASDAQ financings, strategic partner negotiations, strategy development, internal and external financial reporting, and corporate communications.
“I’ve spent years looking at both the hard and soft costs of human capital both the cost of finding the right candidates and the impact on a business of having a good hire vs. a bad hire. Being able to introduce cost and performance efficiencies into what for many organizations is their single greatest cost, their workforce, attracts me. When I think that just one of our modules, Talemetry Match, can reduce the hard cost of recruiting by 50% alone, I know that Talent Technology can really make a difference, not only in people’s lives, but in the way organizations run," says Paul.
Paul’s prior experience includes over 12 years at Ballard Power Systems including roles as Vice President, Corporate Development and Vice President, Finance. There he was involved in raising over $1 billion from public and strategic investors and was part of the negotiating team for all of Ballard's strategic relations with companies such as Daimler-Benz AG, Ford Motor Company, Ebara Corporation, and Alstom SA.
Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.
Peter brings over 12 years of technology start up experience. He is an energetic and strategic leader, relentless operator, and a results-focused team builder. Peter has held senior management positions in Sales, Product Development, Product Management, and Account Management in the Human Capital and Music Technology industries.
In addition to having vast experience in Product Management, Services, Account Management and Sales; Peter was VP, Sales at Jobster.com, a company who helped pioneer the idea of Talent Generation software and was the founder of DigABand, a service for independent musicians before rejoining Talent Technology. Peter is passionate about helping companies find the best talent, enriching customer experiences, and driving measurable business results.
You can follow Peter on twitter @peter_clare.
Nick brings 20 years of enterprise sales experience to Talent Technology with proven success in driving customer acquisition and revenue generation in high growth cloud companies. As head of Enterprise Sales, Nick leads the team that sells to the Global 2000 customers.
“The war on talent has waged on for years. The time has come for technology to address Talent Generation, the front end of the talent acquisition problem. The ability of Recruiters to find great candidates is a huge problem impeding the growth of organizations. The problem is so large it has created a $55B/year recruiting market. The Talemetry solution is a best in class solution for sourcing, marketing and engaging candidates that addresses real needs among enterprise accounts. It is a ‘must-have’ for recruiters. Having worked in high-growth enterprises before, I’m honored with the opportunity to join Talent Technology. Further, Talent Technology is well positioned for significant growth and I am excited to be a part of that success,” says Nick.
Prior to Talent Technology, Nick has held various executive sales leadership roles for Marketo, Saba, and SumTotal Systems. Throughout his career Nick has demonstrated a unique aptitude in leading enterprise sales teams. His accomplishments include exponentially growing company revenues, winning flagship accounts, and building highly motivated top performing sales teams. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and a MBA from Santa Clara University.
Gareth Mason has over 20 years experience in technology and services, and joined Talent Technology in 2012 as Vice President, Service Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for implementation services, customer and technical support, solution engineering and the company’s IT and hosting operations.
Gareth’s specialty is in building out scalable, world-wide service operations – starting with recruiting great teams, and then enabling them in an environment supported by the policy, process, procedures and technologies required to deliver a repeatable, predictable and satisfying customer experience.
"Throughout my career, I have most enjoyed putting together great teams, and providing great service to customers. At Talent Technology, I see not only the chance to continue doing what I love, but also the opportunity to help our customers put together great teams themselves. I see the Talemetry solutions as the ground-breaking model for identifying and engaging with the talent that everyone is looking for. It is very exciting to be part of the foundation of the 21st century recruiting paradigm," says Gareth.
Previously, Gareth was SVP Operations at Absolute Software, in the IT asset management and security space, overseeing a similar portfolio of services and operational teams, and the company’s program management office. His prior experience includes 6 years at Pivotal (CRM) in services, world-wide support, training and hosting, as well as 7 years in custom systems consulting in North America and the UK. Gareth has an honours degree in Modern Languages (German and Russian) from the University of Bristol.
Tim Lang brings over 18 years of international experience in product management, business development, partnering, software engineering, marketing and management for small and large corporations.
“I believe that the HR industry has been overlooked by technology automation advancements. When I think about how organizations go about finding, attracting and engaging candidates and compare it to the incredible improvements technology has made to the way we manage businesses today, I can’t help but get excited about Talent Technology. In the past decade we have seen an explosion of point solutions for everything from talent management, to background checking, to online compensation. But no one has addressed the end-to-end problem of candidate sourcing: how to you find the best candidates? How do you attract them to your organization? How do you engage with them? At Talent Technology, I see an opportunity to introduce a complete, end-to-end suite of tools that seamlessly work together to improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of hiring candidates. I think is an interesting problem to solve,” says Tim.
Prior to joining Talent Technology, Tim was VP of Product (Reporting and Visualization product lines) at SAP AG, where he was responsible for software engineering, software testing and product management. He has also been responsible for Product Management across the Business Intelligence business (SAP Business Objects). After the acquisition of Business Objects by SAP, he drove numerous strategic projects including the strategic product partnering and product management for the Business Objects Business Intelligence product line. Prior to Business Objects, Tim headed up Product Development at Crystal Decisions during the transformation of Crystal Decisions from a desktop software company to an enterprise solution and was instrumental in the successful acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects.
Tim has extensive international experience living and working in Australia, Japan, France and Canada and holds a degree in Information Management from The University of Melbourne (Australia).
You can follow him on twitter @TalemetryTim.
James Thomas brings over 15 years of international experience in product marketing, product management, field and channel marketing, public relations, analyst relations, and investor relations for small and large corporations.
“I like the fact that what we do here at Talent Technology directly affects people’s lives, their families’, and the world we live in. The fact is, the way people find jobs and the way organizations hire is broken. Either thousands of applicants pour into an impersonal selection process to compete for a single job, or the best candidate for a role never discover the opportunity. The recruiter and hiring manager are often completely overwhelmed, but still can't find the right candidate. Filling positions has become about sorting through the stack, not finding the best match, and that is a shame. I believe there is nothing more rewarding for an employee or an organization than to have the right person in the right job. At Talent Technology, I see a way to fix the broken process of hiring with smart technology that understands what the recruiter and organization are trying to do and helps improve the process. And, if you can make it so candidates are connected to the jobs that they are best at then everyone wins. And that is a problem worth fixing,” says James.
Prior to joining Talent Technology, James was the VP of Product Marketing for the Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management product lines at SAP AG. James was a key contributor to numerous growth initiatives at Crystal Decisions including new product rollout, competitive replacement programs, brand support, and market awareness activities through press, analysts, and investors. He was instrumental in the successful acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects driving complex pricing integration, product roadmap creation and delivery, and sales and customer education, and identifying solutions and go to market programs targeting mid-market organizations. After the acquisition of Business Objects by SAP, James drove numerous strategic projects including the general manager of the Crystal Reports and Xcelsius businesses, executing agreements with key technology partners, supporting new pricing, packaging, and go to market for new Software as a Service offerings, and developing messaging and go to market plans for several major product releases. James holds a commerce degree from the University of Victoria.
You can also follow James on twitter @jthomas_44.