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.

Pete Lamson

Pete Lamson

Chief Executive Officer

Pete Lamson serves as Chief Executive Officer of Employ Inc.. He is responsible for strategic direction across the JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite, and NXTThing brands, aggregate performance of Employ, and day-to-day business operations. Pete is a results-oriented executive with more than 30 years of strategic leadership experience and a metrics-driven approach to accelerated revenue. He previously served as CEO of JazzHR, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree from Middlebury College. 

Lori Ellsworth

Chief Product Officer

Lori Ellsworth is the Chief Product Officer at Employ. Lori has been delivering customer value for over 30 years in product strategy and management. 

Prior to taking on her role at Employ, Lori served as Senior Vice President of Product at Lever and as has held product leadership positions at FinancialForce, Compuware Corporation, and Speedware. Lori earned her MBA at the Schulich School of Business York University in Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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.

Chris Stewart

Chief Customer Officer

Chris Stewart is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in customer-centric roles and a proven track record of driving customer success. As the Chief Customer Officer at Employ Inc, Chris is responsible for representing the voice of the customer and ensuring their satisfaction throughout their journey with the company.

With a professional foundation in Human Resources, Chris brings a unique perspective to his role as he represents the voice of the customer and ensures their satisfaction throughout their journey with Employ, Inc. His comprehensive understanding of talent management, organizational development, and employee engagement enables him to effectively align the needs of the customer with the internal operations of the company.

Tracy Strauss

Chief Marketing Officer (Interim)

Tracy joined Employ in April of 2023 as Chief Marketing Officer (Interim) to accelerate and lead Employ’s GTM strategy and shared services marketing function. Tracy also serves as Marketing Practice Director at K1 Investment Management. A passionate marketing executive and team leader focused on helping companies achieve significant revenue growth, Tracy has 20+ years of marketing experience including strategic planning, demand generation, online marketing, data analysis, marketing automation and content creation.

Matthew Miles

Chief of Staff

Matthew Miles serves as Chief of Staff at Employ. He is responsible for executing Employ’s strategic plan and Rally Cry cross-functionally, fostering organizational health and operational efficiency, and driving outcomes for Employ’s stakeholders and shareholders. Matthew is a results-oriented executive with more than 10 years of leadership experience in the software industry. Matthew holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado.

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.

Corey Berkey

Corey Berkey

Senior Vice President, People & Talent

Corey Berkey serves as Senior Vice President, People & Talent, at Employ Inc. In his role, he serves the JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite, and NXTThing RPO teams, overseeing people-focused initiatives and talent acquisition efforts. Corey also manages engagement programs to keep employees connected and focused on driving business results. He is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional with deep domain expertise that spans SMB to enterprise organizations. Corey holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Bill Phelan

President & GM, JazzHR

Bill Phelan brings over thirty years of general management and product experience in building and growing profitable SaaS businesses and leading successful organizations. Most recently, Bill served as Senior Vice President of Product Management with PointClickCare, launching over a dozen successful products during his five-year tenure. Before PointClickCare, Bill served as Executive Vice President & General Manager with Carbonite’s Cloud Back-Up Division and served as a member of the IPO management team. He also spent three years with Intuit as a Group Product Manager.

Jamie Minier

Chief Operating Officer

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 Chief Operating Officer 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

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