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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant piece of European privacy legislation in the last twenty years. It replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC), strengthening the rights that EU individuals have over their data, and creating a uniform data protection law across Europe.
Bullhorn will comply with applicable GDPR regulations as a data processor when they take effect on 25th May 2018. Working in conjunction with our clients, we will explore opportunities within our services offerings to assist our customers to meet their GDPR obligations.
We are committed to address EU data protection requirements applicable to us as a data processor. These efforts have been critical in our ongoing preparations for the GDPR:
Data processing: Our ability to fulfill our commitments as a data processor to our customers, the data controllers, is a part of our compliance with GDPR where data controllers are using a third-party like us to process personal data. Because of this requirement, Bullhorn has worked extensively with local EU counsel to provide that our Master Subscription Agreement and related agreements contain appropriate provisions for personal data we store, and balance the risks and responsibilities between data controllers and data processors.
Third-party audits and certifications: Bullhorn has the distinction of being one of the first applicant tracking systems (ATS) to be SOC 1 audited, and one of the first non-Financial industry based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies to utilise the SSAE 16/18 framework to provide security review. Bullhorn undertakes an independent third party annual SOC 1, Type 2 audit that reviews certain of its internal controls and processes. The audit covers internal governance, production operations, change management, data backups, and software development processes. It evaluates that we have the appropriate controls and processes in place and that they are actively functioning appropriately in accordance with related standards.
The SOC program offers independent verification that our security practices offer a recognised standard of security measures. Furthermore, the program is designed to cover key elements of data processing and integrity, while maintaining auditing practices within our business and operational processes. As all customers are concerned with their data and its security, Bullhorn has integrated its SOC controls into its operating procedures. These procedures span the organisation, teams or functions that provide service or support to our clients on our platform. The key components of our SOC controls environment include:
International data transfers: Bullhorn, Inc. complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. Bullhorn, Inc. has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield programs, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov. Bullhorn, Inc. is committed to subjecting all personal data it receives from data exporters in any European Union (EU), Switzerland or European Economic Areas (EEA) member state, under the Privacy Shield Framework, to its applicable Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework and the Privacy Shield Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov.
Data portability: The GDPR includes certain requirements on data controllers for the portability of personal data. The data our customers store in Bullhorn is theirs. We provide for portability and are continually working to enhance the robustness of our data export capabilities.
As a current or future client of Bullhorn, now is a great time for you to begin preparing for the GDPR as a data controller. Consider these tips:
Get to know GDPR: Familiarise yourself with the provisions of the new regulation, particularly how it may differ from your current data protection obligations and consider the relationships you have with both your clients and candidates. Also, note the variance of local provisions which may be superseded by the new regulations when they become EU law in May next year. Be aware that new requirements may require new solutions that meet the stringent requirements ahead.
Audit your data and processes for data capture: Consider creating an updated and precise inventory of personal information that you control. Review your current controls and processes to ensure that they're adequate, and build a plan to address any gaps. Here are some steps you can take today:
1. Review your field maps
2. Review your process documentation
3. Ensure you have a lawful basis for processing the data
Depending on your usage of Bullhorn, you may find that you have some data maintenance to conduct to be compliant with GDPR. Our professional services team is eager to help meet your needs in advance of May 25.
Stay informed: Stay abreast of updated regulatory guidance as it becomes available and consider consulting a legal expert to obtain guidance applicable to you. We recommend regular review of the Information Commissioner's website, which is the UK representative within the EU working group: Article 29.
At Bullhorn, we strive to deliver an incredible customer experience, earning the trust of hundreds of thousands of users globally. We will continue to make additional required operational changes resulting from the new legislation, and will keep our clients, partners and regulatory authorities informed throughout this process. We have an internal cross-functional team who continue to monitor GDPR as it moves to become more clearly defined over the next few months, and who will continue to inform our strategy for GDPR.
Copyright Bullhorn, Inc. 2017. This document is provided as of August 2017, for informational purposes only and not to be relied on for any reason. It is subject to change or removal without notice.
Director of International Marketing
As the Director of International Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all international marketing efforts across EMEA and APAC. Catherine has been with Bullhorn based in the Boston office since 2010 and has recently relocated to London. Over her tenure, she’s overseen several marketing functions including demand generation, marketing operations, and events. She is passionate about marketing technology, building high-performing teams, and leveraging both to drive for results. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Providence College.
Regional Sales Director, EMEA
Pieter Duijst serves as regional Sales Director for EMEA, based in our Amsterdam EMEA headquarter. Before joining Bullhorn he served in sales leadership positions in market leaders like Oracle as well becoming the CEO of private cloud-based software companies like: Redmessage Ltd, Hyperwave AG, Myrio Inc. He started his career at hardware companies: DEC Inc., Apollo computers Inc and Silicon Graphics Inc. Pieter brings with him 30+ years of experience in building technology companies as well as starting and growing operations in Europe.
Regional Director, APAC
Simon Greening leads Bullhorn’s Sales and Operations in APAC from our Sydney office. He has over 10 years experience in the recruitment sector with tenures working for leading agencies such as SThree and RobertWalters as well as in the technology sector for Bullhorn and Salesforce. He has always had a passion for technology and has a Computer Engineering Degree from Middlesex University.
Leader & Talent Business Partner
Carley, Leader & Talent Business Partner, has been with Bullhorn since 2015. She brings along 8 years of experience in HR, within a variety of non-profit and private sector organisations. Working alongside the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition team in Boston, Carley supports the international region, covering EMEA and APAC. Carley has a passion for Employee Engagement and Leadership which has helped her develop a broad academic background, gaining a Post Graduate Degree at Brighton University and CIPD qualification.
Regional Success Manager
Louise Charlton spent 10 years working as an IT Analyst in the recruitment industry. The IT, database, and training experience gained in this time provided a solid foundation for her move to Bullhorn International at its inception in the UK in 2010. Since then, Louise has worked across multiple departments, including Support, Account Management, and Customer Success, and she now heads up the International Customer Success team. This role allows her to utilise her vast knowledge and experience to ensure optimal adoption of Bullhorn by all clients.
Vice President of Sales, EMEA & APAC
Andy is an experienced Sales Leader and Senior Leadership Team member. Prior to joining Bullhorn he spent 10 years leading teams who worked with a broad mix of Enterprise organisations supporting them to drive operational efficiency and business growth through the deployment of technology. Whilst at Bullhorn he was initially responsible for the health of existing clients and the growth of new clients across the UK and now as Vice President of Sales he hold accountability for the health and growth of Bullhorn across the EMEA and APAC regions.
Director, International Support
As Director of International Support, Jake leads the Support function for Bullhorn’s international operations across EMEA and Asia Pacific. He joined Bullhorn in 2010 as one of its first employees in support and he’s since created a talented support team that provides great service for our clients. He’s also responsible for developing the support strategy as the company continues to grow its business internationally. Prior to Bullhorn, Jake worked in various roles in telecommunications and moved on to the MPS Group (an Adecco company), where he provided application support in recruitment.
Senior Vice President of Leadership Strategy
As Bullhorn’s SVP of Leadership Strategy, Deb is responsible for cultivating great leaders so the firm can successfully execute on its ambitious growth strategy. She inspires top performance and builds a pipeline of strong leaders for the future. Prior to joining Bullhorn, she was Principal Consultant at PDI Korn Ferry where she conducted leadership assessments and provided executive coaching to clients across geographies and industries. An executive coach for more than 13 years, she was previously a faculty member at Trinity College Dublin Graduate School of Business/IMI and a senior consultant for Hay Group and Monitor Group. Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University.
VP of Alliances and Business Development
Nina Eigerman is Bullhorn’s VP of Alliances and Business Development, responsible for the company’s technology and services partnerships. Prior to joining Bullhorn, Nina ran the Business Services practice at G2 Capital Advisors, helping agencies and their providers with capital market transactions. Earlier in her career, she was the President of Aquent Solutions and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. She also ran a full desk at a-connect, a global strategic staffing firm. Nina has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
VP of Global Enterprise Accounts and Strategy
Ryan Murphy is the Vice President of Global Enterprise Accounts and Strategy. 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 Ryan leads a team across the US, UK and APAC to execute on Bullhorn’s global business strategy and introduce its product to new industries and markets. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Boston University.
Vice President of Enterprise Client Services
As VP of Enterprise Client Services at Bullhorn, Carrie Zellmer excels at creating a culture of service excellence and forming strong relationships with Bullhorn’s enterprise customers. Carrie previously served as Managing Director for MaxHire and Sendouts and was responsible for building processes and growing a team dedicated to working with new and existing customers. Carrie and her team utilized extensive industry knowledge to work directly with clients and coach new representatives. Prior to Bullhorn, Carrie spent 7 years at LaSalle Network in Chicago, where she was Vice President of Sales and Recruiting. Carrie has both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Senior Vice President of Services and Support
As Senior Vice President of Services and Support, J.R. leads global client services, professional services, and support for all Bullhorn product lines. J.R. directs both the company’s customer service and professional service efforts around the world, engaging customers throughout all points in the customer journey, both proactively and retroactively, and delivering incredible customer experiences via transactional interactions and client engagements. He brings a broad range of customer service leadership skills and experience to the company, spanning performance management, employee and leadership development, organizational design, and strategy, all of which align to a focus on driving an incredible customer experience. Prior to joining Bullhorn, J.R. led call center optimization efforts for AT&T Mobility, directing the call center strategy for more than 100 contact centers. J.R. has spent 20 years working in the contact center space and held a number of key leadership roles prior to joining Bullhorn.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations outside North America 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 and continued expansion internationally. Peter has grown the international team to over 100 staff, established Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software and has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC, achieving a user base of more than 30,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn International, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.
Chief People Officer
As the SVP of Human Resources and Talent, Kim is responsible for driving a highly effective people strategy, leading global talent acquisition, and directing training and learning programs while ensuring an engaging culture. Kim brings over 20 years of human resources management experience to Bullhorn. Prior to joining Bullhorn, Kim worked for Harvard University as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness and for E Ink Corporation as the Director of Human Resources. Kim started her career in the staffing industry as a recruiter placing temporary employees. Kim graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Syracuse University and has an Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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 Financial Officer
Paul Deeley is Bullhorn’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With more than 20 years of financial leadership experience at a variety of successful Boston-area technology companies, Paul leads Bullhorn’s financial, accounting, and legal functions. He was most recently Vice President of Finance at Constant Contact, a publicly-traded provider of Software-as-a-Service marketing solutions. Prior to Constant Contact, Paul was Director of Finance at Nokia, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices. He has also held leadership positions at NMS Communications, Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos, and AMR Research. Paul graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
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 Marketing Officer
As CMO, Gordon Burnes directs the company’s marketing and business development efforts, including product marketing, demand generation, PR, branding, creative, and Bullhorn Marketplace. He brings a broad range of skills and experience to the company across the product, marketing, sales, and business development functions to help drive growth. Gordon was previously the IBM executive in charge of worldwide marketing for the Risk Analytics group, which became the leading provider in the industry over the course of his tenure. Prior to IBM, Gordon ran marketing and business development for OpenPages, which was acquired by IBM in 2010. Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Harvard College and an MBA from Columbia University.
Founder & CEO
As Bullhorn’s Founder and CEO, Art was the original architect of Bullhorn’s flagship Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which now helps more than 7,000 companies around the world run their businesses. He is the Chairman of the Board at Career Collaborative, an organization that teaches unemployed and under-employed 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.
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