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Peoplefusion is a Newcastle-based recruitment company founded in 2007 by Directors Ali Kimmorley and Sally Bartley, two childhood friends who grew up mere streets apart in the Hunter region. Borne through their combined passions for finding the perfect candidate for the right company and with extensive expertise in the area, the duo have grown peoplefusion to be the preeminent recruitment consultancy in the region. The business operates in a number of specialist areas, including office support, finance, human resources, sales and marketing, executive, information technology, supply chain, engineering, mining, and manufacturing.
From humble beginnings as a project of passion, peoplefusion is now synonymous with the highest standards of professionalism and has garnered a reputation for connecting with the best talent in the
region — and it all happens within Bullhorn.
Ali Kimmorley and Sally Bartley are well-versed recruiters who have been pioneers in the industry since 1999. They had long used a well known server-based competitor, but Ali and her team found this solution to be not only slow and ineffective, but also lacking in features that they required for their unique recruitment sector and style. Peoplefusion soon outgrew its software and decided that a change was needed. “Our solution was clunky when it was working,” said Kimmorley, “and when it wasn’t, the customer service was
On the search for a new provider, peoplefusion was determined to find a solution that both satisfied all of its needs and that it could trust to support the company through its future journey. Peoplefusion considered a handful of other well known cloud-based providers, but landed on Bullhorn because as an international market leader, Bullhorn could provide peoplefusion with the stability, customer service, and customisability it required. “We chose Bullhorn because we felt confident in its continued advancement of the product and for its customisability,” recalled Kimmorley. “The 24-hour support was also a big deciding factor for us.”
After implementing Bullhorn, peoplefusion was able to halve its front end administration times for many of its key functions and improve workflow speed, ultimately reducing time spent in front of data and freeing up more time to make placements. Bullhorn’s intelligent integrations made manually uploading candidates a thing of the past and communications between candidates and clients became easier than ever before. Peoplefusion also found itself customising the Bullhorn interface for its own preferences and implementing Broadbean, Dialogue, and AstutePayroll as additions through the Bullhorn Marketplace, allowing peoplefusion to achieve a tailored system that finally ticked all its boxes. “Bullhorn Marketplace and the customisable interface that Bullhorn allows has helped us to really focus on what we need and get rid of everything we don’t,” stated Kimmorley. “It’s just a lifesaver and makes everything really intuitive.”
The future looks promising for peoplefusion as it continues to grow within the region, and Bullhorn is proud to say it plays a part in peoplefusion’s success as a preferred provider. Ali also had a few things to say about her overall impressions of Bullhorn from the onset of the partnership through to where it stands today. “Our initial concern with Bullhorn, and I think many other SME recruitment companies might share this thought, is that it is tailored towards large businesses, but we now know this isn’t at all the case. I really think the customisability allows it to suit businesses of all sizes, and we’re a great example. The implementation was brilliant and Bullhorn’s project management was exceptional — it really surpassed our speed and implementation expectations.”
SVP Product, Executive Search
As Bullhorn’s SVP Product, Executive Search, Richard drives the company’s product strategy and initiatives for the executive search sector and the Invenias product. Richard joined Bullhorn as part of the Invenias acquisition in 2018, where he one of the founders and spent 14 years as the Chief Product & Technology Officer and a Board Director.
Richard brings over 25 years of business, technology and product leadership, with broad industry experience that spans the full spectrum of the staffing industry, with specific focus on executive and retained search. Prior to Bullhorn, Richard was central to the successful growth and development of the Invenias business globally, from its inception to becoming the market leading provider of executive search software.
Vice President of Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all marketing efforts across the organization. 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.
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Team Lead – Enterprise Solution Consultant, APAC
As GM for Bullhorn’s APAC business, Aaron McIntosh oversees all business functions in the region. He also leads the solutions consulting team locally, ensuring our customers have an incredible experience when transitioning to Bullhorn. He has over 20 years working various roles within the technology industry and joined Bullhorn in 2013 in the London office before relocating back to Australia in 2015. During his tenure, he has helped numerous customers make the move to Bullhorn including Kelly Persol, Ambition, Hudson, and many others. He is passionate about technology and in particular how technology can be used to solve business issues and problems that are inhibiting growth within recruitment businesses.
He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computing) with Honours from Monash University in Melbourne.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for 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: specialising in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
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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.