PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HackerRank, a platform that helps companies evaluate technical talent based on skill, announced today the appointment of Alfred Chuang, founder and chief executive of Magnet Systems, to its Board of Directors.
"Businesses everywhere are desperate for software developers, but struggle to assess candidates' skill. HackerRank is the solution," said Alfred Chuang, HackerRank board member. "I've always been impressed by Vivek and the HackerRank team's vision and business model. I'm excited to officially be a part of the team."
Chuang has decades of experience growing software businesses that have shaped today's tech industry. He co-founded and served as the CEO of BEA Systems, which was acquired by Oracle for $8.5 billion, and was an executive at Sun Microsystems. Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Ben Horowitz once described Chuang as "the greatest CEO of my time." As HackerRank's newest advisor, Chuang will help HackerRank scale its business to help enterprises across the world discover the most skilled technical talent.
"Alfred Chuang is one of my longtime heroes, given his hand in building some of the world's most influential companies," said Vivek Ravisankar, CEO and co-founder of HackerRank. "His experience will be invaluable as we continue to scale all aspects of our business and navigate our next phase of growth."
Chuang's appointment comes on the heels of a remarkable year for HackerRank. In 2017, HackerRank surpassed a landmark of 3.2 million developers in its community. The company also announced new enterprise customers including Ford Motor Company, Fidessa and Looker. Additionally, HackerRank expanded its executive team, adding Jeetu Patel, SVP of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer at Box, to the Board of Directors and Nicolas Draca, a former Twilio and LinkedIn executive, as its first Chief Marketing Officer.
Over 1,000 customers, including 5 out of the top 8 financial institutions in the U.S., rely on HackerRank's automated skills assessments to evaluate and hire technical talent from around the world. On average, HackerRank powers over 200,000 coding challenges per month in over 35 programming languages. In fact, every 15 seconds a candidate takes a new assessment worldwide.
HackerRank is a skills-based hiring platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. The company is driving a paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for millions of programmers worldwide to connect with top companies looking for their skillsets. HackerRank works with 1,000 enterprises across a variety of industries, including retail, financial services, education, oil & gas, autonomous vehicles and more. Customers include VMware, BNY Mellon, Capital One, Quora and others. Additionally, 3.2 million developers worldwide use HackerRank to learn and improve their skills. The platform's global community is an estimated 10% of the world's developer population, based on Evans Corp data. For more information, visit www.hackerrank.com/work.