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TalentGuard Focused on Growth with Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Financial Officer Hires

Expansion of management team fueled by record growth and strong demand for company’s predictive people development solutions

Austin, Texas – November 20, 2019 – TalentGuard, the predictive people development SaaS platform today announced the addition of two experienced enterprise SaaS executives to its growing leadership team. Former SVP of Sales at SilkRoad Technology Sam Gillen joins as Chief Revenue Officer and former Director of the Startup Services Division at Bridgepoint Consulting Pete Pearson joins as Chief Financial Officer to help meet demand for its solutions.

Since their Series B funding, TalentGuard has been aggressively focused on revenue generation and exceeding financial targets. The pair of executives joins to continue TalentGuard’s growth and partner with more enterprise organizations in the year-end and beyond. To align with growing market opportunity, TalentGuard’s former CRO Luis Rivera takes on a new role as EVP Growth Markets and Strategy to oversee the company’s long-term value creation plan along with partnerships and alliances.

“With the addition of Sam and Pete and the promotion of Luis, TalentGuard is poised to continue its rapid growth,” said Linda Ginac, TalentGuard founder and CEO. “The collective experience and successful track records of these leaders will accelerate our mission to help organizations reinvigorate career management, improve the visibility of career paths and build skills in the talent pipeline.”

“TalentGuard’s mission and product are very easy to get behind,” said Gillen. “They have attracted the market’s most forward-thinking companies who understand the value of a solution like TalentGuard’s. The market opportunity, growth potential and product innovation TalentGuard brings offers a tremendous opportunity for transformation.”

“The TalentGuard team demonstrates the culture and passion of a successful business with strong financial aspirations,” said Pearson. “I am excited to work alongside Linda and the executive team to reach new growth targets and have a strong financial performing company.”

In his role as CRO, Gillen lead the revenue growth strategy across TalentGuard’s multi-channeled sales operation. Sam has 20+ years of experience in hiring, training, and managing high performing sales teams offering solutions to all functions of Human Resources. At SilkRoad, Sam helped grow the start-up to over 500 customers and $35M ARR in 10 years.

As CFO, Pearson responsible for the company’s financial functions including finance, accounting, audit, tax, treasury and investor relations. Pete brings 20+ years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.


About TalentGuard
TalentGuard, the Predictive People Development company, is a global provider of career pathing and talent management software. Our SaaS software uses machine learning to help employees take control of their own career growth, while giving their managers deep insights into their teams’ greatest strengths and areas of growth. It shows employees where they are within their organizations and recommends career paths. We show employees what skills they already have, what skills they need, and what level they should be at for their current or future role. TalentGuard is also seamlessly integrated with the broader HCM ecosystem.

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