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Over the last decade, Talent International has recorded unprecedented year-on-year growth and collected 27 industry awards in recognition. Talent International operates as an independently owned business, boasts offices in 16 countries across four continents, and employs over 300 staff with $436m+ in annual revenue. After partnering with Bullhorn marketplace partner cube19 in 2017, Talent International accelerated over two years to add $8.7m in revenue, track a 20% rise in live contractors and an average 15% rise in NFI per consultant.
This is a story of growth between the world’s fastest-growing tech & digital recruiting specialists and the world’s leading growth analytics platform for the recruiting industry.
As recruiting businesses scale their operations into new offices, markets and countries, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to run as one. A lack of visibility over performance, disparate ways of reporting, and distance can all play a hand in offices growing as silos rather than as a single, unified organization. People can’t be in multiple places, so how can leadership continue to have a direct impact on performance when they don’t have a physical presence? How do they ensure that every person within their business benefits from their direction and that no corner of the business is overlooked?
It’s a challenge that’s mirrored by every recruiting business on a journey towards becoming a global heavyweight, and one that could be solved by integrating a solution with Talent International’s preexisting Bullhorn solution.
cube19 is a multi-purpose analytics platform that’s used differently across a business. It’s a blueprint for consultants to identify their next steps, a way for managers to isolate where micro-training will be most fruitful, and a platform that provides leadership with a vantage point from which they can oversee and influence the entire performance of the company. Sitting seamlessly within the Bullhorn platform, cube19 allows you to drill into any metric or review the real-time performance of any individual, team or client with one or two clicks. Jon Butterfield, CEO & Founder of Talent International, discussed how he uses cube19 to drive growth, “It’s a virtual leadership tool that allows me to run a multi-national company better.” He adds, “I can log-in from my phone at any time and have a headline summary of what’s working well, what’s not, and can make the right decisions in the right places based on that data.”
cube19 goes beyond an activity counter to highlight the actions to revenue that consultants haven’t taken. It creates a benchmark of “what good looks like” for c-suite through to consultant to map the fastest route to cash. Instead of pouring more into the top funnel, the platform uses actionable insights to deconstruct which actions will result in consultants making faster and more profitable placements. Darren Wells, COO, continued by adding that, “Talent International is a company that invests in its people and cube19 is a testament to this.” He adds, “It allows us to go beyond just telling consultants what to do and actually show them how.”
cube19 brings the direction of leadership to the sides of recruiters to focus their time on the right clients, the right jobs coverage and increase contractor redeployment rates.
cube19 helps recruiting businesses to grow revenue through the power of data and actionable insights. Leveraging the cube19 growth analytics platform, customers can drill into any company performance metric, unlock revenue opportunities and mitigate risks in real-time, on any device.
As a global strategic partner of Bullhorn, recruiting companies trust cube19 to optimize their two greatest assets—their people and their data. We do this by delivering simple to understand actionable insights that show every member of staff, from C-Suite to consultant, how to drive customer value and make more placements.
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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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