Ryan O'Donnell By Ryan O'Donnell • January 12, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: EmployUs Secures Major Investment, Makes Key Hires, & Positions for Growth in 2018

PRESS RELEASE: EmployUs Secures Major Investment, Makes Key Hires, & Positions for Growth in 2018

EmployUs secures investment from ten Fortune 1000 companies and adds two HR Tech and staffing industry veterans to its leadership team.

EmployUs enters 2018 as a continued leader in HR Technology with partnerships

RALEIGH, NC (January 12, 2018) — EmployUs announced today several key company announcements. During 2017, EmployUs secured funding from ten Fortune 1000 companies, added two HR Tech and staffing industry veterans to its leadership team.

Backing from the Nation’s Largest Corporate Venture Fund

Engage Ventures decided to invest in EmployUs because of the collective needs of their limited partners to recruit and retain the best talent for their organizations, who collectively employ more than 1.3 million people. The limited partners of Engage Ventures are AT&T, Delta, UPS, Home Depot, COX Enterprises, Chick-Fil-A, Invesco, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, and the Intercontinental Exchange.

Employee referrals are the number one best source for quality hires, but many companies struggle to run a high-performing employee referral program. Tech Talent Labs found that despite employee referrals being the best source of hires, employers rated their current software to manage employee referrals as the most underwhelming.

This investment further validates that EmployUs is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of an enterprise customer base. With EmployUs’s flagship employee referral automation platform, EmployUs is poised to continue help these employers  

HR Tech & Staffing Industry Veterans Join EmployUs Leadership Team

EmployUs ended 2017 by adding two key members, Debbie Brown and Amanda Carr, to its leadership team bringing with decades of experience in the HR tech and staffing industries from companies like PeopleFluent, SAP FieldGlass, Adecco and Randstad. They join David Gardner, GP of Cofounders Capital and the Founder of PeopleFluent, in addition to the three EmployUs founders, Ryan O'Donnell, Jeff Stocks, & Matt Cotter.

Debbie Brown joined EmployUs as Chief Customer Officer.

Debbie Brown has spent her career at the intersection of software and recruiting. Most notably, she was the EVP of Professional Services at FieldGlass, prior to their acquisition by SAP, and held several leadership positions at the world’s largest staffing firms included Adecco and Randstad. Prior to joining EmployUs, she was the CEO of a private-equity backed healthcare staffing firm, which she lead to a successful acquisition. Ryan O’Donnell, CEO & Co-Founder, says, “Our board decided to hire Debbie based on her proven track record helping staffing firms and enterprise software providers scale their customer base.” By joining the EmployUs leadership team, Debbie will direct all sales and customer success activities to ensure our enterprise customer base receives the highest quality of service.

Amanda Carr joined EmployUs as VP of Product & Integrations.

Amanda Carr has deep domain knowledge in the Applicant Tracking System industry as one of the founding team members of PeopleClick, which rebranded to PeopleFluent following their acquisition. She held numerous roles at PeopleClick where she oversaw all product strategy, integrations, and quality assurance services. Following PeopleClick, she held leadership roles at Talemetry, Atlas Certified, and HRNX. As a founding member of the HR Open Standards Consortium, Amanda has been an early and persistent advocate for technology standards in the HR technology industry and her expertise will ensure EmployUs continues to offer our clients and partners with an industry leading integration platform.

“The addition of Amanda and Debbie to our leadership team will continue to ensure EmployUs is capable of scaling into a world-class HR software company “ commented Ryan O'Donnell, CEO  and Co-Founder of EmployUs.

About EmployUs

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, EmployUs was founded in 2015 to help people build amazing teams. We have built a People-Success Platform that helps companies super-charge their employee referral programs and strengthen their employer brand. Our company is a fast-growing venture-backed start-up that has worked with over 100 companies in 15 countries.


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