Bullhorn Hires Leadership Expert Deb Hordon as Senior Vice President of Leadership Strategy to Help Company Manage Rapid Growth
BOSTON, July 21, 2015 – Bullhorn®, the cloud-based CRM provider that puts powerful customer insights at users’ fingertips, today announced that it has hired Deb Hordon, PhD, as senior vice president of leadership strategy. This visionary role was created to empower managers and leaders within the company to better navigate Bullhorn’s rapid growth and to cultivate a strong talent pipeline.
Hordon, a certified executive coach and organizational/leadership consultant, has extensive international and multi-industry work experience. A published author and former teaching fellow at Harvard and Columbia Universities, Hordon has more than 15 years of experience in growth strategy, organizational innovation, and leadership coaching. Hordon will apply her expertise to a targeted group of cross-functional managers in pivotal roles at Bullhorn who touch all aspects of the business.
“Companies experiencing rapid growth like Bullhorn have a ravenous appetite for leadership talent,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “We created Deb’s role as SVP of leadership strategy to develop and support the leaders we have today and ensure that their professional growth keeps pace with our employee growth. Deb’s leadership development experience spans a highly diverse set of businesses and industries. Her experience helping leaders learn, innovate, and tap their true potential is a real asset. She’s a very powerful addition to our leadership team.”
Before joining Bullhorn, Hordon served as principal consultant in leadership at Korn/Ferry in Boston where she provided executive coaching to senior leaders (CEO, CTO, EVP, VP, AVP) in both public and private organizations, including Bullhorn. Prior to that, Hordon delivered development programs to European private sector clients and governmental agencies in Ireland and the U.K. as senior HR consultant, leadership & innovation for Hay Group. Additionally, Hordon held a faculty position focused on innovation at the Irish Management Institute, served on the steering committee of a global study of innovation at Demos, a London-based think-tank, held a leadership role at Monitor Group focusing on growth strategy, and spent four years coaching executives for Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
“Bullhorn leaders are passionate, quick-thinking, customer-obsessed doers with good values and a huge appetite for success and achievement. I discovered this having worked with Art and the senior leadership team at Bullhorn over the past three years, and it was the company’s unique culture and exceptional roster of talent that attracted me to this role,” said Hordon. “My goal is to accelerate our managers’ and leaders’ professional growth so they can help realize our aggressive business targets.”
Since a major investment in 2013 to more closely align its technology with the way people live and work, Bullhorn’s CRM has expanded well beyond its roots in staffing and recruiting. Today, multiple industries are using its solution in place of traditional, horizontal CRM offerings. Bullhorn now has a client base of 10,000 organizations and 350,000 users, and is making further investments in ensuring ongoing success for its clients.
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Bullhorn provides cloud-based CRM solutions for companies in business services industries. Its data capture and customer insight technology puts the most up-to-date and powerful information at users’ fingertips to give them everything they need to win customers and keep them happy. Today, Bullhorn serves more than 10,000 clients and 350,000 users, and its software solutions are used by some of the world’s most prominent business services enterprises to help increase sales, improve service delivery, and streamline operations. Headquartered in Boston, the company has offices in St. Louis, London, and Sydney, with 500 employees globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.
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