Evolv Hires Former Oracle Executive as New VP of Engineering

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Dennis Yen to Lead Team in Driving Improvements to Evolv’s Analytics Platform

Dennis Yen, Evolv VP of Engineering

Evolv has a unique approach to recruiting – an industry where instincts, anecdotes and opinions have traditionally driven hiring decisions.

Evolv, the leading provider of data-driven workforce selection, today announced it has hired former Oracle executive Dennis Yen as its new VP of Engineering. Yen is responsible for overall product development for Evolv, and will oversee an international team responsible for driving improvements to Evolv’s cloud-based hiring intelligence platform.

“We are excited to be bringing an engineering executive of Dennis’ caliber on-board as we continue to build out Evolv’s unique enterprise grade analytics platform,” said Max Simkoff, Evolv CEO. “Dennis brings a wealth of experience in predictive analytics, and he will be instrumental in advancing the technology we use to help employers identify the best talent from their applicant pool.”

Prior to joining Evolv, Yen was senior director at Oracle, overseeing product development for a multi-dimension analytics product set. Before Oracle, he co-founded Interlace Systems (acquired by Oracle), a company which enabled large corporations to perform predictive “what-if” analyses on large datasets to understand the business impact of key operational decisions. Yen was also an early employee at Hyperion Solutions, where he was director of product development responsible for an OLAP platform product. He received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Chengkung University in Taiwan.

“Evolv has a unique approach to recruiting – an industry where instincts, anecdotes and opinions have traditionally driven hiring decisions,” said Yen. “The Evolv solution leverages the precision and understanding inherent in predictive analytics to drive exceptional workforce outcomes. I look forward to helping the company build out its enterprise solution in order to produce better hires, therefore increasing productivity and customer satisfaction for Evolv clients.”

Yen will oversee a team of two dozen engineers working out of Evolv’s newly opened Mountain View office, as well as its locations in San Francisco and India.

About Evolv
Evolv is the leader in Data-Driven Workforce Selection, enabling employers to improve productivity, retention, and customer satisfaction. It is the only solution that ties employee productivity data to hiring decisions, and uses this to improve the entire recruiting process. With the insight gained from on the job employee data used to calibrate workforce selection, companies can measurably improve their operations, brands and bottom lines. The solution easily adapts to changing business environments or product direction. When replacing existing screening solutions with Evolv, clients report increased employee productivity of 5-10% while improving retention by 20-30%. Evolv delivers data-driven certainty with a streamlined process that easily integrates with existing workforce management and HRIS solutions. Visit http://www.evolvondemand.com or call (866) 971-4473 and follow Evolv on Twitter @evolvondemand.


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