SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Proformative, the pioneering leader in enterprise social procurement, today announced the appointment of Jason Buss as the company's Vice President of Global Talent Management. A recognized subject-matter expert with deep experience in the financial services industry, Buss brings nearly two decades in human capital management and talent acquisition to the company.
Buss joins the Proformative team in direct response to feedback from community members who are seeking new, more innovative methods of acquiring corporate finance talent for their respective organizations. In this new role, Buss will work to significantly expand the Careers section of the Proformative website with new content, tools, and other critical resources to help Proformative's members effectively manage and excel in their careers. Among his other responsibilities, Buss will lead the company's efforts to develop and launch the Proformative Careers Consulting Services, which will be designed to help members manage the entire talent acquisition process – from assessing needs to sourcing and screening candidates.
"I'm thrilled to be joining Proformative, particularly during such an exciting time of growth as the company's momentum builds in enterprise social procurement, as well as in other important areas such as talent acquisition," said Buss. "Given the competitive landscape in identifying and acquiring talent, I look forward to partnering with Proformative's community members and helping them build high-performing teams."
Prior to joining Proformative, Buss was Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition & Diversity at Ameriprise Financial, a leading diversified financial services company with more than $600 billion in owned, managed, and administered assets. He has also held a number of executive roles in human capital management and talent acquisition for several companies in the financial services industry, including Russell Investments and Allianz.
The founder and editor of Talent HQ, a premier online news and information channel for Recruiting and Human Resources professionals, Buss has been recognized as HR Examiner's #1 most online influential recruiter globally, the #2 person to follow in Human Resources, and as the creator of one of the Human Capital Institute's "Top 50 Recruiting Blogs." He has also served as a frequent speaker at HR conferences and events throughout the world on topics ranging from social recruiting and innovation to talent management and ROI. Buss is also current president of Minnesota Recruiters, a network of 4,000+ Minnesota recruiters and HR professionals.
"Given the extent of our engagement with the corporate finance world, it was no surprise that our community was asking for a way to leverage those relationships to help them with the often time-consuming and challenging process of identifying and acquiring talent," commented Proformative CEO John Kogan. "I'm pleased to welcome Jason as the newest member of the Proformative team —I'm confident he'll have great success driving this new initiative."
The largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for CFOs, Proformative has transformed the way that corporate finance professionals connect and network, evaluate and purchase products and services, and build their businesses. With an audience reach of more than 600,000 corporate finance and business executives at companies ranging from small start-ups to the Fortune 500, Proformative is the pioneering leader in enterprise social procurement, a peer-driven community model that is revolutionizing the way CFOs and financial executives evaluate and procure complex products and services. Proformative is based in Silicon Valley, CA.