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New Suite of Middle Office Solutions Will Handle Invoicing, Contract Management, Expense, and Time Processing, Connecting Award-Winning Bullhorn Front Office to Back Office GL and ERP Systems
BOSTON – OCT. 24, 2017 – ASA STAFFING WORLD 2017 – Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced its commitment to building a comprehensive, cloud-based middle office suite to provide enterprise recruiting companies with a new level of payment and billing flexibility. Bullhorn’s middle office solutions will address complex contract and rate management; time/expense collection, processing, and approvals; invoicing; cash application; and commissions. As a true front-to-back offering, it will connect Bullhorn’s incredibly configurable applicant tracking system (ATS) and CRM platform with leading back office general ledger systems. It will also integrate with custom ATS/CRM packages developed by staffing firms with specific needs. As many large staffing firms are developing their strategy to move back office to the cloud, Bullhorn is committed to filling the critical middle office gap for its enterprise clientele, as it has successfully done for SMBs through its Bullhorn Back Office product suite. By nature of this advancement, firms can benefit from both the best front office software and the best middle office solution together in one integrated suite from Bullhorn.
The workforce management space is undergoing a period of unprecedented transformation. Large buyers of labor are looking to staffing agencies to support new ways of managing the tasks, projects, and deliverables associated with a changing workforce landscape, in addition to leveraging on-demand workers and seeking to embrace newer labor models such as statement-of-work (SOW). While enterprise staffing agencies are absolutely up to the task of helping their end-user clients navigate this new world of work, they need greater flexibility in billing and time solutions in order to deliver better service and maintain competitive advantage.
Bullhorn has long been committed to providing cutting-edge time and expense solutions for the recruitment industry, releasing Bullhorn Back Office in 2013. Bullhorn recognizes, however, that while these solutions are ideal for addressing the front to back needs of small-to-medium size recruiting agencies, Bullhorn’s enterprise clientele have a different set of requirements – ones that no solution on the market currently addresses well. Existing solutions on the market targeted for the enterprise are either a) being dissolved, b) prohibitively expensive, or c) not cloud-based. Working very closely with some of the largest enterprise staffing firms in the world, which Bullhorn counts as customers, the company is committed to helping definitely solve the long-discussed “enterprise front-to-back challenge” within a single, unified platform that is comprehensive, cloud-based, and cost-effective.
“At this pivotal time in the evolution of the labor market, we see our customers looking for new and innovative ways to manage their workforce solutions,” said Rob Waddell, CIO at Apex Systems, a longtime Bullhorn customer. “Bullhorn’s enterprise customer CIOs have collaborated to identify the most important solutions that Bullhorn can address for us in the market, and the consensus is that its focus on flexible billing, invoicing, and payment models will help our customers more effectively manage their workforce continuum. With Bullhorn’s commitment to these kinds of solutions, we all stand to gain potential efficiencies that also further protect the quality of our pay/bill transactions and revenue streams.”
“The enterprise recruiting landscape has changed,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn, “and we are taking proactive action to ensure that our customers navigate this transition without missing a beat. We have successfully provided back office solutions to staffing SMBs for the past four years, and have created the most comprehensive and powerful front-office recruiting platform in the world – the Bullhorn ATS/CRM. But what Bullhorn prides itself on is creating and evolving solutions that address the needs of staffing agencies at every stage and of every size. Our enterprise clients need and deserve a middle office solution that enables them to pursue new workforce management models and profit from those models – and that’s what we’re here to solve and provide.”
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 7,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn employs more than 650 people globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.
Vice President, Marketing Communications
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, 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.
Vice President of Product
Jonathan Novich is Vice President, Product 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 7,000 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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
Chief People Officer
As the Chief People Officer, 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 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.
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.
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.