PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HackerRank, a platform that helps companies evaluate developers based on skill, announced today the appointment of Nicolas Draca, a veteran marketing leader at Twilio and LinkedIn, as the company's first chief marketing officer. Draca will lead HackerRank's marketing strategy and growth to further establish the company as the leading technical assessment platform.
"We are going through a massive transformation in technology and HR," said Nicolas Draca, chief marketing officer at HackerRank. "There's a shortage of tech talent, resulting in the need for companies to reevaluate age-old hiring methods that rely on proxies like resume, pedigree and background. HackerRank is in the best position to help businesses navigate the new technological economy by creating a standard for assessing developers' skills and powering technical hiring in an unbiased way."
Draca is a proven marketing and demand generation executive with over twenty years of experience scaling some of the world's most recognizable and beloved brands, including Twilio, LinkedIn and Infoblox. He has patented a method for companies to measure the value of marketing initiatives on sales deals and has received industry awards for his contributions to the marketing landscape.
"Nicolas' extensive expertise driving and operationalizing high-impact marketing programs for several of the most successful companies in the developer, enterprise and talent acquisition spaces makes him the perfect CMO for HackerRank," said Vivek Ravisankar, CEO and co-founder of HackerRank. "He will help us achieve our mission of matching every developer to the right job."
HackerRank is empowering technical recruiters at over 1,000 enterprises, including VMware, BNY Mellon and Booking.com, by helping them efficiently and effectively evaluate and hire the best software developers for the job. Every 30 seconds, a technical candidate takes a new assessment worldwide. Using HackerRank, enterprise customers save up to 75 percent of time screening candidates.
HackerRank is a skills-based hiring platform that helps companies evaluate developers based on technical skill. The company is driving a new paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for millions of programmers worldwide to connect with top companies looking for their skillset.
HackerRank works with 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of verticals, including retail, financial services, education, oil & gas, food & beverage, autonomous vehicles and more. Customers include VMware, BNY Mellon, Capital One, Quora and more. Additionally, 2.5M+ developers worldwide use HackerRank to practice, compete 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.