People on the Move: HackerRank, Upwork, BambooHR


HackerRank, a technical recruiting platform where businesses evaluate software developers based on skill, today announced the appointment of Juan Herrera as its first Chief Revenue Officer. Herrera, a former SAP and Oracle executive, has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and customer relationship management experience.

He will be leading HackerRank’s sales teams – driving the company’s revenue growth and pushing forward their expansion strategy. Juan will be reporting directly to co-founder and CEO Vivek Ravisankar.

“Companies of all sizes and industries are increasing their investment in technical hiring solutions, and a growing number are turning to HackerRank to find the most skilled developers,” said Ravisankar. “Our customers are at the center of every decision we make, and in 2018, we doubled our number of enterprise customers. As this growth continues, Juan’s expertise will be key to ensuring we’re offering the best data-driven solutions so that customers can hire top technical talent.”


Upwork ($UPWK), the largest freelancing website, today announced that Amanda Vinson has joined the company as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. In this role, she will strengthen the company’s strategic planning process, lead mergers and acquisitions (M&A) efforts and manage technology and business partnerships. Vinson comes from Riverbed Technology, where she led corporate development and M&A for nine years.

“Amanda brings an unparalleled level of strategic thinking and business acumen to the team that will help drive our business forward through its next phase of growth as we continue to shape how companies approach building their workforces,” said Stephane Kasriel, President and CEO of Upwork.


BambooHR, the industry’s leading cloud-hosted software provider dedicated to powering the strategic evolution of human resources, today announced Brad Rencher as CEO. Co-founders Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders will focus on strategic oversight and direction as co-chairmen of the BambooHR board of directors.

“Today we continue building upon the BambooHR legacy of providing an exceptional customer experience as we bring Brad Rencher on as CEO to advance our mission to set people free to do great work,” said Peterson, co-founder, and CEO of BambooHR. “BambooHR was founded on a philosophical shift that people who have meaningful and positive employee experiences can influence businesses to achieve better overall results.”

Brad Rencher
Brad Rencher

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