Founded in 2015 when friends Jason Kennedy and Charlie Wall left their respective jobs in recruiting/HR and software to strike out on their own, Loop Recruiting offers a full circle of human resource solutions, including recruiting, staffing, and advisory services. Upon founding the company, Jason and Charlie focused mainly on the technology industry where they saw a gap in their local market. They’ve since expanded their operation to include the health care, industrial, financial, and consumer relations industries.
Loop Recruiting was in business for a month before they realized they needed a solution to properly maintain their growing business. They agreed that they would need a affordable system that could:
After demoing several different solutions, they narrowed their search down to Bullhorn and iCIMS. Third-party review sites helped guide Jason and Charlie in their final decision. “Hearing customers’ honest feedback was incredibly helpful during the decision-making process,” said Jason. “There are real users out there reviewing Bullhorn and it’s an accurate reflection of how the solution works for them.”
Ultimately, they decided that Bullhorn was the best solution on the market. “We approach every business decision with sustainability and scalability in mind,” commented Charlie. “We are in this for the long haul. We wanted to ensure that we selected something that was not only streamlined and intuitive enough to have us up and running immediately, but also robust enough to support our growth and evolution as a company.” For Loop Recruiting, that solution is Bullhorn.
Bullhorn has allowed Jason and Charlie to streamline processes from the beginning, providing overall efficiency and removing a lot of traditional start-up growing pains. “Implementation was painless,” said Charlie. “With software, training can often be a point of contention, but with Bullhorn it couldn’t have been easier. We received a dedicated trainer from start to finish. The quality of training and information we received was impeccable—it really affirmed our decision to go with Bullhorn.”
The team at Loop Recruiting was able to get up and running on Bullhorn quickly. “Bullhorn has allowed us to ramp our business twice as fast,” said Jason. Jason also credits Bullhorn with providing peace of mind. “I know that Bullhorn works and all of our data is safely stored,” Jason remarked. “I don’t have to worry about it. I’m free to focus on more important things like growing my business.” The automatic data capture Bullhorn provides has saved them countless hours of data entry, allowing them to focus their time on increasing revenue. “Doing a 10-second scan of a resume and being able to search quickly has simplified our process and allowed us to place candidates more efficiently,” said Jason. “Additionally, the ability to easily and seamlessly post jobs to other sites within Bullhorn means candidates are seeking us out and not the other way around.”
In just a year since implementation, Loop Recruiting has experienced healthy growth. The team has already upgraded and expanded upon their Bullhorn package, recently upgrading to Enterprise edition, and adding Back Office and Onboarding solutions to their business as well. Of upgrading to Enterprise edition, the two stated their excitement over the reporting features,the transparency of Pulse, and the ability to get real-time NPS results from their clients.
“Features such as Pulse are real game-changers,” said Charlie. “It’s something we’ve just implemented, but we’re already seeing the power of Bullhorn’s predictive intelligence. Down the road it will be incredibly helpful to our business.”
The team at Loop Recruiting is excited to to see what the future holds for both their business and for Bullhorn. Whatever may come, Jason and Charlie are confident that they have partnered with the right solution. “There is not a company out there with better support than Bullhorn—in any industry,” remarked Jason. “With Bullhorn releasing the best technology and providing us with the best customer support, our team feels unstoppable.”
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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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