SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HireVue, the leading digital platform for recruiting and coaching high performance teams, today announced the appointment of Kevin Parker as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Parker succeeds HireVue founder Mark Newman, who will assume a new role as Chief Customer Officer with a special focus on customer engagement and long-term product strategy.
"More than 600 companies worldwide already use HireVue to conduct more than 2 million interviews every year. We are entering an exciting new phase of growth where thought leading companies are adopting our solutions globally to build and coach the world's best teams," said Newman. "Kevin's leadership skills, customer focus and exceptional track record across a range of businesses make him the ideal person to lead HireVue into the next phase of our journey as we scale and build a global enterprise."
Parker brings more than 25 years of leadership and operational experience from numerous public and private high growth companies. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Deltek and co-President and CFO of PeopleSoft. He is Chairman of Salient CRGT, board member of Plex Systems, Aptos Retail, Cvent and Intermedia, and a senior advisor to Bridge Growth Partners LLC.
"I am delighted to be joining the HireVue team as CEO to help the company build on its many strengths," said Parker. "Mark deserves tremendous credit for his vision and leadership over the past 12 years. We have a rare opportunity to invent an entire new way of doing business by transforming the way companies identify and develop their most valuable resource: their teams."
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HireVue's Team Acceleration software combines digital video with predictive analytics to help companies build and coach higher performing teams. Team Acceleration software is a modern, digital and mobile answer to antiquated recruiting and training software. Traditional solutions have been around for decades and have placed barriers and bias in the way of finding, selecting, and coaching a company's most important asset - its people. HireVue works with more than 600 of the world's most successful companies, including 30 percent of Fortune's Most Admired. Clients including American Express, GE, Nike, Chipotle, Nordstrom, Red Bull, Under Armour and Hilton Worldwide--as well as hundreds of successful small and mid-sized businesses in over 100 countries--are leading their industries with 50% faster growth, 29% less turnover and 13% more top performers.