SkillSurvey is entering a new phase with an increased focus on growing target markets with a best-in-class technology
Wayne, PA (PRWEB) December 6, 2006
SkillSurvey has announced the appointment of Ray Bixler as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bixler will take the helm of the world's leading provider of intelligent, web-based reference checking solutions.
Mr. Bixler will be replacing current CEO, Dan Tiernan whose leadership skills and experience in launching technology companies, has positioned SkillSurvey to pursue an aggressive growth plan. "SkillSurvey is entering a new phase with an increased focus on growing target markets with a best-in-class technology," says Tiernan. "Ray brings with him a solid and broad professional background with experience in developing business in the Talent Management market. As both an investor and board member, I am confident that the timing is appropriate to transition leadership and expansion initiatives to a seasoned professional in this industry. After an extensive search, the Board and I unanimously agreed that Ray is uniquely qualified to drive SkillSurvey's continued growth."
The last year has been marked with extensive market analysis, product positioning, refinement of the technology, and a streamlining of operations. The payoffs have included 100% growth in subscribers and a 300% growth in revenue. The Company has also developed an impressive roster of partners that have adopted SkillSurvey as their preferred solution for reference checking, including:
- The market leader in talent acquisition software;
- Verifications, a leading global provider of employment screening and applicant processing services;
- Leaders in recruiting process outsourcing including Accolo, Devon James, Pinstripe, TalentTrack and Yoh HR Solutions;
- A market leading provider of Human Resource Outsourcing Services
SkillSurvey's subscribers comprise a "Who's Who" list of market leaders from technology, financial services, education, engineering and healthcare, including Monster.com, Citigroup, Quest Diagnostics, and Honeywell. These organizations and many more are realizing the value that next-generation reference checking offers in support of increasing quality of hire and minimizing exposure from employment related risks.
"We rely on SkillSurvey to provide information on how the candidate actually behaves in the real world, these reports provide us with a very unique and valuable perspective, information we can't get anywhere else."
Joyce M. Herlihy, Ph.D., Director of HR, Sales and Marketing at Quest Diagnostics
Ray Bixler has nearly 20 years of sales and general management experience and joins SkillSurvey after serving as Regional Vice President of Sales at Caliper Corporation, one of the world's leading organizational development consulting firms. "SkillSurvey is an incredible and exciting technology company offering a truly innovative solution for addressing a universal objective of business leaders - increasing quality of hire. I look forward to working with SkillSurvey's customers and partners and contributing to continued development of a profitable and growing company," says Bixler.
Dan Tiernan will serve as a strategic advisor during a transition period and will then continue on as member of the board.
SkillSurvey is the leading provider of intelligent, web-based reference checking solutions that increase quality of hire and eliminate time wasted in the recruiting process. Using SkillSurvey, organizations improve the quantity and quality of information they collect regarding a candidate's past performance, resulting in a significant reduction in time and money spent on reference checking. This breakthrough approach to reference assessments is based on over 25 years of research in job competency modeling. To learn more, visit http://www.skillsurvey.com.
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