#HRtech Firms Name New Leadership


HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill, today announced the appointment of Ramesh Sethuraman as its Chief Financial Officer. Sethuraman brings more than 20 years of experience with financial operations and business strategy at companies around the world. He will lead HackerRank’s financial planning and operations, reporting directly to co-founder and CEO Vivek Ravisankar.

“As companies across every industry transform into tech companies, they’re increasing investment in recruiting solutions that help them hire the best technical talent,” said Ravisankar. “Ramesh is a seasoned leader who has tremendous expertise in the recruiting space. I’m looking forward to working with him in the next phase of HackerRank’s growth.”

Sethuraman’s hire comes as HackerRank is experiencing rapid growth. In 2018, the company doubled its number of enterprise customers – which include Lloyds Bank, VMWare and Goldman Sachs – from the previous year. Today, more than a quarter of the Fortune 100 companies use HackerRank’s skills-based hiring platform to find the best technical talent from around the world. In February 2019, HackerRank also launched the Test Health Dashboard, which uses machine learning to give hiring managers real-time analytics on their recruiting processes.


PandoLogic Inc., a leader in programmatic recruitment advertising, today announced Terry Baker, PandoLogic’s President, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, effective August 1, 2019, replacing Jonathan Bulkeley. Jonathan will remain a strategic advisor to the Company as it continues growing its programmatic offering. Mr. Baker was also named to PandoLogic’s Board of Directors, effective today.

Omry Ben David, PandoLogic Board Member and Partner at Viola Ventures, went on to say that since joining PandoLogic in 2012, Terry has been vital to the success and rapid growth of PandoLogic. Terry was instrumental in the company rebrand in 2018 and the launch and adoption of the pandoIQ flagship product in the marketplace. His experience and expertise in the industry will fuel the continued success of the Company.

Baker brings extensive experience in Talent Acquisition focused industries, including 20+ years of managing high growth companies in the software and media markets. Mr. Baker’s expertise encompasses B2B revenue and market expansion, SaaS models using A.I., Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Ad Networks, Social Media, Employer Branding, as well as Global Sales Management and corporate development including executive leadership roles with CA Technologies, Adicio Inc., Advanced Recruiting Technology Inc., Hire.com and Template Graphics Software Inc. Mr. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and an MBA in Marketing from San Diego State University.


Joveo, the leader in programmatic recruitment technology, today announced that Prajakt Deshpande has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. His responsibilities include leading the continued innovation of Joveo products and technology, as well as optimizing the operational efficiency of the Joveo engineering teams.

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