Building the
Future of Recruiting

Employ powers recruiting with purpose-built, scalable solutions through JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite, and NXTThing RPO.

Serving businesses of all sizes, no matter what stage of growth they’re in.

Whether you’re a small business looking to automate manual recruiting tasks for the first time or a large enterprise organization looking for a deep dive in analytics behind your current candidate experience, Employ has you covered. Each of our solutions offers a wide range of capabilities to give businesses the competitive advantage when it comes to hiring and retaining great talent.

Spotlight on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

We’re proud to prioritize DEI efforts in everything we do at Employ. From our software’s accessibility to candidate experience, and our own internal hiring and employee experience – every touchpoint is critical to drive a feeling of inclusion. With dedicated leadership in DEI at Employ, we’re committed to creating a space for employees to flourish through programs like ongoing educational sessions, Employee Resource Groups, and resources promoting mental and physical wellbeing.

Team members across Employ

Employ is made up of over 600 talented professionals from around the world. Our team members are passionate, extremely knowledgeable, and truly believe in the power of great recruiting tools and technology. We cherish our team and all the hard work they put in each day to ensure our products, solutions, and support are putting our customers in the driver’s seat to success.

Employ Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team brings together decades of experience in HR, talent acquisition, SaaS, customer service, marketing, and product development to empower enterprise and high-growth companies to streamline complex talent acquisition activities. View each leadership bio and get to know our team.

Steve Cox

Steve Cox

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Cox is a distinguished executive with an exemplary history in guiding business growth and technological innovation. Cox has more than 25 years of experience transforming companies into robust, customer-centric organizations, and deep expertise in SaaS environments, go-to-market strategies, and M&A transactions. His accomplishments in these areas have been recognized with the highest ratings in operational excellence, commercial orientation, and team building.

Most recently, Cox served as COO of Community Brands, a leading provider of B2B cloud-based software and payment solutions. Prior to that, he served in several executive level roles at Vertafore, Chess and TSG.

Dara Brenner

Dara Brenner

Chief Product Officer

Dara Brenner brings over 25 years of experience, building and leading diverse product management teams to Employ. As a product evangelist and skilled communicator, Dara has a long history of working with all levels of executive leadership as well as developing and implementing high-level, strategic direction and product vision/roadmaps.

During her extensive career, she has been the visionary for key product advancements in the HR Tech space with companies including ADP, Equifax Workforce Solutions and Ultimate Software/UKG. At each of these organizations, she was responsible for the product strategy, vision and management of industry leading HCM portfolios.

One of her most notable accomplishments was developing a product team from the ground up for ADP’s first ever Innovation Lab. Her work in ADP’s Lab provided the opportunity to work in a start-up type environment which was viewed as the model for the deployment of the agile methodology found throughout ADP today.

Greg Petraetis

Greg Petraetis

Chief Revenue Officer

Greg Petraetis is a seasoned veteran in the tech industry. Greg recently served as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SAP North America’s Midmarket business and its supporting partner ecosystem where he was responsible for all facets of the organization’s operations. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Analytics and Global Vice President of Big Data for SAP. Before SAP, Greg served in executive roles at HelloWallet, ParAccel, Adobe Systems, and BusinessObjects. Underpinning these responsibilities is his unwavering commitment to ensure customers have the strategic support they need to digitally transform, innovate, and profitably grow their businesses. Greg holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s Degree in International Trade from State University of New York at Buffalo as well as a Master’s Degree in International Management from Portland State University.

Lucy Zarlengo

Lucy Zarlengo

Chief Marketing Officer

Lucy Zarlengo is a senior marketing executive with deep experience in technology, data and analytics and business services industries. She has led senior teams at PE-backed, publicly traded and privately held companies, including Dell Technologies, Thomson Reuters, Dun & Bradstreet and Bonterra. In addition, Lucy started her career working in client-facing roles within marketing and advertising agencies. Lucy oversees all areas of marketing to advance Employ’s strategic vision for current and prospective customers who benefit from both our technology and service solutions.

Madhav Nair

Madhav Nair

Chief Technology Officer

Madhav Nair has significant experience helping small and large enterprise businesses scale to achieve engineering and product objectives. As a software engineer leader, he is skilled in bringing disparate teams together to align around common goals while delivering compelling top line revenue growth. In his role as the Chief Technology Officer at Employ Inc, Madhav is responsible for combining Employ’s three legacy business engineering teams together to advance Employ’s common strategic vision. He will lead and oversee all of Employ’s engineering teams across all product brands.

Prior to joining Employ, Madhav was the VP of Engineering for QuickBooks at Intuit, and led platform, quality, and tooling infrastructure teams at Wayfair, and Toast. Most recently, he was the Senior VP of Engineering at ZoomInfo, where he led a team of 500+ engineers distributed across multiple global locations and functions, creating a world-class go-to-market platform.

Amanda Berger

Chief Customer Officer

Amanda Berger brings more than 20 years of experience leading software and SaaS companies across a variety of industries spanning cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, ecommerce, and business intelligence. During her time as Chief Customer Officer at HackerOne, Lucidworks and RichRelevance, she spearheaded strategies for customer retention and expansion, ensuring successful outcomes through innovative technology solutions.

Prior to that, she spent time leading professional services for various public companies including global information management software provider, Guidance Software and global AI-powered business intelligence provider, MicroStrategy. Her passion for fostering strong customer relationships and leveraging technology to deliver value has been a driving force throughout her career.

Joe Furnari

Joe Furnari

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Furnari is the Chief Financial Officer at Employ, Inc.. He brings over 25 years’ experience in operational excellence by creating effective business processes, eliminating costs, engaging functional teams, influencing business strategy, and driving shareholder value by accelerating growth and enhancing operating margins. Prior to joining Employ, Joe held leadership positions at industry-leading organizations like Nuance Communications, Mimecast, and Dynatrace.

Stephanie Manzelli

Stephanie Manzelli

Senior Vice President of HR & DEI

Stephanie Manzelli is a seasoned and dynamic HR executive who partners with leadership teams to develop on going strategic priorities that influence and guide employees to improve business outcomes. Prior to joining Employ, Stephanie held several leadership roles across retail, insurance, technology, and software. She most recently served as Vice President, People & Culture at SmartBear.

Stephanie has expertise in employee engagement, HR Strategy, learning and development, talent acquisition, employee relations, and total rewards, as well as a track record of coaching in areas of transformation leadership, team building, and managing change with proven success of marrying the needs of business and employees on a global scale.

Terry Terhark

Terry Terhark

EVP, Partner Relations, Employ Inc.

An accomplished entrepreneur in talent acquisition and technology, Terry continues to build on more than 25 years of experience in the recruiting industry with his latest endeavor, NXTThing. A recognized leader in the talent acquisition field, Terry has founded and grown several highly successful enterprise recruiting brands. He leverages his wealth of industry expertise and strategic vision to build successful businesses that increase opportunity for all.

Before founding NXTThing, Terry was president of ADP Talent Acquisition Solutions. He led 1,000 ADP associates globally to ensure ADP clients benefited from HCM services, including RPO, screening and selection, ADP Recruiting Technology, I-9 verification, and AIRS.

Previously, Terry had founded Selective Staffing Inc., which he sold to Aon in 1998, and in 2003, he founded The RightThing, which he sold to ADP in 2011. Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Findlay in 2005.

For Terry, life’s most rewarding when experienced through meaningful relationships. Terry is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a recognized industry speaker.

Terry enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and marlin fishing.

Jamie Minier

Jamie Minier

President, NXTThingRPO

As a pioneer in the RPO industry for nearly 20 years, Jamie Minier is well-known for her steadfast leadership and unwavering commitment to delighting clients, producing results, and inspiring employees and colleagues around her. Jamie’s current role as President ensures that her talent for operational excellence and service innovation is central to the NXTThing RPO offering. Under her direction, NXTThing RPO has seen unprecedented revenue growth year over year, and expanded its footprint and reach to support organizations in multiple industries and of all sizes. Prior to joining NXTThing RPO, Jamie held senior leadership positions, serving as Chief Operating Officer at TheRightThing starting in 2004, and later as President of the organization through March 2011. Jamie also served as Vice President of Global Human Resources for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

Award-Winning Recruiting Solutions

Check out a few of our most recent accolades.

ADP Marketplace Awards 2023 Best Marketing and PR

Our Office Locations

Corporate Headquarters

610 Lincoln St, Suite #205, Waltham, MA 02451

Pittsburgh Location

1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite #403, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Indianapolis Location

Guaranty Building
20 N. Meridian St., Suite #300, Indianapolis, IN 46204


Helping the brightest companies hire the best people