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HireVue's Agressive Growth Plans
(April 30, 2009)
HireVue Brings On Industry Leaders To Support Growth
Mr. Fowle will take over as Vice President of Sales while Mr. Schwede will take over as Vice President of Business Development and Mr. Higbee as Vice President of Marketing.
Companies like Google, Whirlpool, RioTinto and Oracle use HireVue to perform virtual employment interviews via webcam over the Internet. The interviews are then stored in a secure online system and can then be used by hiring managers and other recruiting stakeholders to better evaluate a candidate before spending additional time and money in the hiring process.
"We're in a unique position given the current economic situation," said Mark Newman, CEO of HireVue. "HireVue is experiencing enormous growth due to an increased demand for costsavings in the hiring process and every indication is that this growth will continue as companies further seek ways to improve the bottom line. Scott, Josh and Chris will have an immediate impact given their past experience helping to build some of the most recognizable HR software and services businesses in the industry. We're delighted to have such a powerful team join us at this critical time for our future."
In the past 12 months, HireVue has experienced greater than 500% growth in the number of video interviews performed through the online service while at the same time expanding their global offering to more than 85 countries.
Scott Fowle will lead HireVue's global sales efforts as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Fowle has over 25 years of sales experience in technology, software and business services. While serving in various sales management positions, Mr. Fowle was instrumental in growing a number of high profile HR technology and services companies including Taleo, CareerBuilder and The Divine Group. He last worked as Regional Vice President of Sales for SuccessFactors before joining HireVue. Mr. Fowle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Trinity International University.
Josh Schwede will lead HireVue's strategic alliance program as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Schwede has over 12 years of strategic alliance and sales experience in software and business services. Prior to joining HireVue, Mr. Schwede was the Director of Business Development for HireRight (a division of USIS) and before his 5 years at HireRight, he held various positions at IBM and Centerpost (acquired by West Corporation). Mr. Schwede holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Christopher Higbee will guide HireVue's product, brand and customer development efforts as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining HireVue, Mr. Higbee served as President of Kindle Marketing, a provider of outsourced marketing services and as Vice President of Marketing for Two Little Hands Productions. Previous to Kindle, Mr. Higbee served as a Senior Product Manager and Director of Solutions Consulting for HireRight from 2001 to 2007 having helped to pioneer the concept of HR focused SaaS applications and integrations. Before HireRight, Mr. Higbee served in various positions with FranklinCovey, The Generations Network and Reef SA, a provider of content management software for the Internet. Mr. Higbee holds a BFA with honors from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administra tion with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Management from Pepperdine University.
Founded in 2004, HireVue developed the industry's first internet-based employer driven video interviewing solution. Today, they have delivered this service in over 85 countries around the globe. HireVue's full service video interviews eliminate travel costs, reduce recruitment time and allow hiring managers to view applicants' interviews at their convenience. HireVue's client list includes Rio Tinto, Whirlpool, Inter-American Development Bank, Dish Network, ITT, African Development Bank, Austin Independent School District, and many others. For more information please visit www.hirevue.com.
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