World-class industry experts to advise tech startup on strategic product and market decisions

ATLANTA — (January 31, 2013) —HireIQ Solutions, Inc., the innovation leader in predictive analytics and talent acquisition solutions that improve the hiring and recruiting process for customer-facing organizations, announced today it has appointed five members to its Advisory Board. The Board includes business and academic leaders with deep expertise in their respective fields. The Board will provide valuable counsel regarding strategic product and market direction to HireIQ’s senior management team. The Board is comprised of the following members:

Dr. Peter Cappelli, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, specializing in human resource practices, public policy related to performance, and talent and performance management. His recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. He is the author of numerous publications regarding employment relations, most recently Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs, which identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine(online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications. His related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Samuel Franklin, Google.
Dr. Samuel Franklin is a Senior Analytical Lead at Google with expertise in big data analytics, advanced mathematics, and consumer psychology. He advises Fortune 50 companies and their advertising agency partners on digital marketing and retail strategy issues. Dr. Franklin has worked in both the public and private sectors, beginning his career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dr. Franklin earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and continued on to Columbia University where he earned an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. Dr. Franklin specialized in behavioral finance research at Columbia University and as a Presidential Management Fellow, investigating how short-term wealth fluctuations influence financial risk tolerance and investment strategy.

Ken Millen, KPMG.
Mr. Millen is a Director at KPMG Advisory where he combines technical, market, and business skills that enable him to deliver objective advice and guidance that help the firm’s clients grow their businesses, improve their performance, and manage risk more effectively. He has significant experience leading the human resources teams of many recognizable brands including Management Science America (MSA), Dun & Bradstreet Software, and Sears, Roebuck & Co. In his capacity of human resources senior management, he has implemented technologies and processes that have significantly increased the strategic importance of the human resources function as well as achieve remarkable results in improved efficiency and effectiveness of his organization.

Mark Wilson, e-verifile.
Mr. Wilson is the president and CEO of e-verifile, a leading provider of risk assessment, administrative support and workforce solutions via a proprietary customizable platform that incorporates background-screening reports to help customers streamline their human capital management processes. As founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Ryla, a provider of value-added customer contact services, he established a nationally recognized organization with more than 3,000 employees, serving Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. During his tenure the company received numerous national awards and Wilson earned the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010. Ryla was acquired in 2010.

“We have assembled an exceptionally strong, diverse and experienced advisory board comprised of acknowledged leaders in their respective fields,” said Dan Drechsel, CEO of HireIQ. “HireIQ has developed unique and innovative technologies that streamline the recruiting process and improve hiring decisions. The Board’s expertise will be invaluable as we execute our strategy of using big data and predictive analytics to improve hiring performance, especially for customer-facing positions, but throughout the enterprise as well.”

HireIQ’s solutions are SaaS, web-based applications that use patent pending web and voice response technologies to lead a job applicant through a virtual interview that is configured to each customer’s unique requirements.

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HireIQ is the innovation leader in predictive analytics and talent acquisition solutions that improve the hiring and recruiting process for customer-facing organizations. The company uses rich media, web and voice response technologies to automate early stage interviewing, resulting in better-qualified candidates presented for hiring consideration more quickly than traditional recruiter-led screening and interviewing. The patents pending solutions allow recruiters and other stakeholders to evaluate an applicant’s knowledge, interpersonal style, enthusiasm, energy and attitude. HireIQ is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA. For further information, please visit Follow HireIQ on Twitter

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