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Richard Lloyd is a premier finance and accounting recruitment agency with over 50 collective years of experience within its team. Founded in 2008 in Sydney, Australia, Richard Lloyd has garnered a reputation for being a top-of-mind agency with an unrivaled ability to consistently find the right candidate for the right position. The Richard Lloyd team prides itself on its second-to-none customer service, receiving rave reviews from its clientele.
In February of 2015, Richard Lloyd found itself in the midst of substantial operational growth and decided it was time to invest in the right software solution to meet its new requirements, fuel further growth, and see the business well into the future. Outstanding customer service has always been a key mantra for Richard Lloyd, so finding a provider with the same mindset was crucial. We caught up with Operations Manager Linda Balmer to discuss the Richard Lloyd journey and how the management team went about choosing its new recruitment software suite.
Linda and her executive team wanted to find an effective software solution, but also one that the whole team could count on to be stable and, above all, usable. Although Richard Lloyd’s previous software solution wasn’t broken, it often left the company’s recruiters confused and frustrated. The ability to work on the move was also a key factor which would provide an edge in the ever-competitive Australian recruitment landscape. “Our previous solution was adequate for a time but we were really only using 20% of the functionality,” Balmer commented. “We weren’t able to do simple things such as customizing the user interface, moving fields and screens, or setting up our own templates.”
Richard Lloyd considered a handful of providers in its search for the right solution, but it didn’t take long to find that many could not match their initial marketing claims, and often were also not truly mobile solutions. Bullhorn stood out because of its evident focus on development in not only recruitment software, but also within the mobile recruiting space. Bullhorn’s innate adaptability was another key selling point, and the ability to change the user interface to fit individual preference was an unexpected benefit that really stood out. “We considered a number of providers alongside Bullhorn,” said Balmer, “but it didn’t take much research to find out that the alternatives had a variety of little issues that really killed the trust factor for us or couldn’t provide the true mobility we were looking for.”
Despite only having had Bullhorn for a short period of time, Richard Lloyd is already noticing dramatic improvements in its day-to-day operations. Since implementation, Richard Lloyd has removed double handling and dramatically improved overall organizational synchrony. Administrative work has become much more efficient, with Bullhorn’s intuitive integrations significantly reducing the resources required to keep all records up to date. Bullhorn’s reporting and management features have also proven to be a momentous time saver, giving Linda detailed information into her team’s tasks, activities, and performance. Overall productivity has also taken a significant upturn as Bullhorn has brought the Richard Lloyd team together in the cloud and helped keep everyone mobile and effective. “Managing our employees is now so much easier, I’m always up to date with how everyone in my team is tracking against their targets, and reporting is instant. Before Bullhorn, this was a daily grind!”
Although Bullhorn’s relationship with Richard Lloyd is still in its early stages, the foundations of longevity have been well and truly established. The future looks promising for Richard Lloyd, and the APAC Bullhorn team is excited to be involved with such a professional organization that shares its passion for customer service. “Everyone I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with at Bullhorn has been nothing short of extremely professional, helpful, and empathetic,” said Balmer. “I have no problem stating that I’ve never dealt with any other customer support team that has been as good.”
SVP of Product and Salesforce
Jonathan Novich is SVP of Product and Salesforce for Bullhorn, the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. A staffing technology innovator, he has developed broad and deep product and technical experience consulting to staffing firms over the past 15 years. Jonathan has acted as an independent consultant for some of the largest staffing companies in the world and advised companies on acquisition targets.
At Bullhorn, he oversees product initiatives as more than 10,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. He graduated with honors from Princeton University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science and a certificate in Operations Research.
SVP, Workforce & Revenue Cloud
As Bullhorn’s SVP of Workforce & Revenue Cloud, Ed drives the company’s middle office strategy and overall product offering. Ed joined Bullhorn as part of the Peoplenet acquisition where he spent 7 years as the President/CEO leading up to the acquisition in late 2017. Prior to joining the Bullhorn family, Ed has spent his career designing, building and managing technology solutions for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has been a Partner in an ERP-focused consulting firm, a CIO for a global pharmaceutical company, a supply-chain leader for a retail company and the leader of a services company from its inception to $50MM in revenue. Ed was born in Florida but has spent the last 20+ years in Atlanta, GA. Ed loves to play golf, tennis and basketball and occasionally gets out kite boarding when the wind is just right.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Brian Sylvester is Bullhorn’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience. Brian leads Bullhorn’s financial, accounting, and legal functions. Prior to becoming CFO, Brian spent three years at Bullhorn in various finance & accounting roles. Prior to Bullhorn, Brian was Corporate Controller at Pegasystems, a global provider of business process management software where he scaled the finance organization during a period of 2.5x revenue growth. Brian began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their technology audit practice.
Brian is a CPA in Massachusetts, has a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Boston College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Bryant University.
SVP, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for the successful delivery of all products and services globally and is committed to creating and maintaining incredible long-term customer experiences in the Candidate to Cash process. Tamsyn has been delivering implementations for over 25 years with companies such as SAP, Ariba, Zuora and Apttus: specializing in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
Founder & CEO
Art Papas is the Founder and CEO of Bullhorn, Inc, the global leader in software for the staffing & recruitment industry. Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 8,000 companies around the world run their businesses. Art is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults how to build careers that change lives and strengthen families. In 2014, Ernst & Young named Art an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner in New England. Prior to starting Bullhorn, Art started his career as a software engineer at Thomson Reuters. Art is a graduate of Tufts University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
President and Chief Technology Officer
As President and CTO, Matt leads Bullhorn’s architectural, technical, and software design and development efforts. He also directs the product management team’s work defining product strategy, and global customer support and success. Since joining Bullhorn in 2004, Matt has held a variety of leadership positions managing the growth of various technical and services teams, including Vice President of Professional Services. Prior to Bullhorn, Matt worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in systems process assurance for such companies as Fidelity and State Street Global Advisors. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Boston University’s School of Management.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Bullhorn’s Chief Revenue Officer, Mike drives the company’s global revenue growth. Mike was one of the first 15 team members of Bullhorn Inc. in Boston and relocated to London in 2010 to start up the International team. In his 6 years in London, Mike drove regional expansion into the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, and Australia. He has supplied cloud-based solutions to recruitment consultancies in over 50 different countries worldwide for the past 10 years. Mike was born and raised in the Boston-area where he grew up an avid sport fan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Babson College.
Chief People Officer
Kristin oversees Bullhorn’s human resources function in her role as Chief People Officer. Kristin joined Bullhorn in 2020 and is responsible for helping Bullhorn scale to the next level, build leadership capacity, and accelerate growth in global markets. Kristin brings to the role over 20 years of experience leading high-potential companies through breakthrough growth and brings a depth of knowledge in organizational design, scalable processes, and flexible systems culled from some of the most successful global companies in the world. Leary joins Bullhorn from Hitachi Vantara, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, and before that she worked as Chief Human Resources Officer at Forcepoint, a private equity-backed company with 3,000 employees operating in more than 45 countries. She has also worked at high-growth enterprise technology companies like Alphatec Spine, Boston Scientific, and Hewlett-Packard.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations across EMEA and APAC in his role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International. Peter joined Bullhorn in 2009 and was responsible for its highly successful UK launch. In addition to growing the international team to over 50 staff and establishing Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software in fewer than three years, Peter has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC and achieved a user base of more than 10,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn in the UK, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.
Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce
Ryan Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Salesforce. He began his 10-year career at Bullhorn as a finance and sales intern, affording him a 360-degree view of the software-as-a-service industry and Bullhorn’s business model. Prior to his current role, Ryan served as an Enterprise Account Executive where he honed his customer-first leadership style and championed Bullhorn’s offerings to its most strategic clients. Today, Murphy is charged with leading the enterprise strategy and go to market for both Bullhorn and Bullhorn for Salesforce, enabling customers to maximize their investments on both platforms and deliver an incredible experience to their customers and candidates. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.
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