PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkHR, the leading provider of expert HR-related knowledge and learning solutions, today announced that it has hired Mark Coyle as the company's chief technology officer. A veteran of some of Silicon Valley's best known companies, Coyle will focus on building a far-reaching vision for ThinkHR's product roadmap and customer-driven technologies.
"Mark's deep understanding of cloud-based technologies and enterprise level software development will be critical as we continue to expand our HR knowledge footprint," said Pete Yozzo, founder and CEO of ThinkHR. "Our broker partners and the companies and HR professionals they serve rely on ThinkHR as their trusted source of HR knowledge and online learning capabilities. Mark will help us to build upon that trust with forward-looking products and services that help our broker partners to win and retain more business, while empowering their clients to succeed."
Coyle has more than 20 years of engineering and software development and management experience and holds five patents. He joins ThinkHR from Oracle, where he oversaw the engineering and operations for the Oracle Sales Cloud. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president overseeing SaaS product development at Appirio, the Salesforce.com consultancy. Coyle began his career at Seibel Systems, which was acquired by Oracle in 2005.
"My role will be to watch burgeoning HR and insurance brokerage trends and map them back to technology products that make a real difference for all of ThinkHR's stakeholders," said Coyle. "ThinkHR is at an exciting time in terms of product, vision and customer traction, and I'm thrilled to be joining the team to help take the company to the next level of growth and market leadership."
Coyle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota.
ThinkHR sets the standard for quality and leadership in integrated HR knowledge solutions that combine the best of human expertise and innovative technology. ThinkHR offers a cloud-based platform supported by live HR experts who help employers and HR professionals ensure compliance and resolve people-related issues quickly and efficiently. ThinkHR serves seven out of 10 of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the USA, providing expert HR content and training services to more than 92,000 companies employing one million-plus people. Backed by leading investment institutions, ThinkHR is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. For more information, visit thinkhr.com or follow @ThinkHRhotline on Twitter.
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