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LONDON – AUG. 09, 2017 – JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, has announced that Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organisations transform their businesses, has joined the JA Worldwide Global Council – a body of distinguished individuals committed to helping young people succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavours.
Global Council members have an abiding belief in the mission of JA Worldwide, an interest in engaging in JA’s regional and global events, the capacity and desire to significantly support JA, and an enthusiasm for attracting additional supporters to the organisation. Members are senior professionals of exceptional stature who can inspire young entrepreneurs, participate in JA events, and mentor JA’s global staff.
“I’m thrilled to join the JA Worldwide Global Council,” Papas said. “JA Worldwide is an outstanding organisation that’s committed to fostering our youth’s entrepreneurial ideas. I’m excited to share my entrepreneurial background and, along with my other council members, help positively impact the lives of young people who are seeking to create encouraging business changes across the world.”
Papas recently spoke at the opening of the first-ever European Summit for Entrepreneurship Education, hosted by JA Europe. The summit gathered experts, educators, researchers, business representatives, and policymakers to discuss how Europe can become more competitive by providing more entrepreneurship education to young people. During his discussion, Papas reflected on his own education and advocated that JA can help students achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
Named both an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Glassdoor Highest-Rated CEO, Papas joins JA Global Council founding member William Schawbel, whose JA involvement dates to 1956, as well as other globally minded corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, JA alumni, former board members, and organisation supporters.
“Art Papas is a perfect fit for the JA Global Council, especially as our organisation approaches our centennial and commits to serving even more young people across the globe,” said Brandie Conforti, JA’s global head of development. “Art’s experience as both a successful entrepreneur and a respected CEO more than qualify him to serve with our other prestigious Global Council members. We’re incredibly grateful for Art’s commitment to helping JA reach more students in more areas in more innovative ways.”
For more information about JA Worldwide, please visit https://www.jaworldwide.org/home.
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Global Head of Marketing, JA Worldwide
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the staffing 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 600 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.
About JA Worldwide
As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we empower young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With more than 100 member countries, the JA Worldwide network is powered by over 470,000 volunteers and mentors, who serve more than 10 million young people around the world each year.
SVP, Global Support & Training
As Senior Vice President, Global Support and Training, J.R. leads our global Support and Training for all Bullhorn product lines. J.R. directs both the company’s customer service and training efforts around the world engaging customers throughout all points in the customer journey, both proactively and reactively, 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, project management, employee and leadership development, organizational design, and strategy which all align to 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 has held a number of key leadership roles prior to joining Bullhorn.
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.
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