About Us

Our science is the first to map the complex relationships between people, roles, companies, and dynamic markets using purely external data.

We are a team of economists, former HR leaders, and big data specialists who are obsessed with solving relatively difficult data and artificial intelligence challenges: mapping the complex relationships between people, their roles, the companies they work for, and how dynamic markets impact them over time.

Our science is based on three decades of validated academic and industry research of the events that lead to turnover. It relies on long term studies of career progression and the market forces impacting engagement and attrition.

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OUR WORK IN AI TECHNOLOGIES IS VERY HUMAN

Although we are a science and data company leveraging the most advanced machine learning and AI technologies, the impact of our pioneering work are very human: we connect people who are no longer aligned to their role or company with better opportunities for growth and fulfillment.

The ultimate results of our work are increased productivity, job satisfaction, and healthier economies.

MANAGEMENT TEAM


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Joseph Hanna
Joseph HannaFounder and CEO
Joseph Hanna

Joseph Hanna

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Joe founded ENGAGE in 2015 leveraging his long experience in enterprise applications, predictive analytics, and building technology businesses.

He previously held executive positions with both Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Joe is obsessed with taking on tough challenges like connecting the dots between the millions of data feeds we process every day or navigating grueling offshore sailing races!

Joe holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering from Alexandria University and an MBA from Duke University where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.

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Matt Pietsch
Matt PietschCRO
Christy Whitehead
Christy WhiteheadVP, Science and Product
Christy Whitehead

Christy Whitehead, PhD

Christy is the VP of Data Science and Machine Learning. She leads the data management and science behind ENGAGE's predictive algorithms and machine learning models. Christy holds a PhD in Economics from Clemson University and has focused her career on employment and labor economics.

 

Her previous experiences include key data science roles with PeopleMatter (acquired by Snag A Job) and Equifax. Christy is a frequent speaker in HR Analytics and machine learning conferences. She is also an active member of the Federal Reserve Roundtable.

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Sean Lindo
Sean LindoVP, Engineering
Sean Lindo

Sean Lindo

Sean manages the engineering activities
including the infrastructure architecture and security, all aspects of the codebase, deployment pipeline, technical roadmap,  and driving our agile strategy.  Sean was previously with CareerBuilder where he focused on the job board's integration with partners.  Most people believe that Sean's name is spelled A-P-I

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Erik Reynolds
Erik ReynoldsVP, Customer Success
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Tina CrumbleyVP of Alliances & Channels
Tina Crumbley

Tina Crumbley

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Tina is VP of Alliances & Channels.

Crumbley, who most recently served as sales director for PwC’s SAP SuccessFactors Alliance, has more than 20 years’ experience in alliance strategy, development and management in the enterprise and HCM marketplace. Her specialty is developing alliances that are key revenue generators, build brand awareness, increase company market share and create entry points into new markets.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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Tim Yates
Tim YatesFormer CEO of Monster
Tim Yates

Tim Yates

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Tim Yates is a member of the Board of Directors of ENGAGE. Most recently, he was the CEO of Monster Worldwide.

 

Tim’s long career included key leadership roles at both public and private companies in addition to investment firms. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of CommScope. He previously served as the CFO and CAO of Bankers Trust. He was also the CFO of Symbol Technologies and was responsible for its integration with Motorola.

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Mark Hamdan
Mark HamdanFounder of HRsmart
Mark is a member of ENGAGE's Board of Directors.  He is one of the pioneers of the cloud talent solutions industry. Mark founded HRsmart in 1999 and lead the company to become a multi-national cloud provider of talent management technology. HRsmart had serviced thousands of enterprise clients in over 30 countries by the time it was acquired by Deltek in February 2015.

Mark (Maan) Hamdan

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Mark is a member of ENGAGE's Board of Directors.  He is one of the pioneers of the cloud talent solutions industry. Mark founded HRsmart in 1999 and lead the company to become a multi-national cloud provider of talent management technology. HRsmart had serviced thousands of enterprise clients in over 30 countries by the time it was acquired by Deltek in February 2015.

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Tim Schigel
Tim SchigelPartner - Refinery Ventures
Tim Schigel

Tim Schigel

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Tim Schigel is a member of the Board of Directors of ENGAGE. He is the Founding Partner of Refinery Ventures. Tim is also the Chairman and Founder of ShareThis.

Prior to founding ShareThis, Tim was Director with Blue Chip Venture Company, where he led the firm’s investment in marketing and technology.

Tim previously served as Fund Manager for Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund I. The fund is believed to be the largest privately funded, first-time regional fund of funds in the country.

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Joe Otto
Joe OttoChairman of Alpine Data
Joe Otto

Joe Otto

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Joe Otto is a member of the Board of Directors of ENGAGE. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Alpine Data, a leader in big data and predictive analytics.

Joe previously served for five years as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Services for Greenplum. Joe’s 30 year technology career includes significant leadership roles at Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, and EMC, as well as executive leadership positions in early-stage startups in Artificial Intelligence, Networking and CRM.

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Joseph Hanna
Joseph HannaFounder and CEO
Joseph Hanna

Joseph Hanna

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Joe founded ENGAGE in 2015 leveraging his long experience in enterprise applications, predictive analytics, and building technology businesses.

He previously held executive positions with both Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Joe is obsessed with taking on tough challenges like connecting the dots between the millions of data feeds we process every day or navigating grueling offshore sailing races!

Joe holds a B.Sc. in Software Engineering from Alexandria University and an MBA from Duke University where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.

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KEY SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY ADVISORS


Prof. Sasa Pekec
Prof. Sasa PekecDuke University
Prof. Brooks Holtom
Prof. Brooks HoltomGeorgetown University
Prof. David Allen
Prof. David AllenRutgers University
Leslie Jones
Leslie JonesCHRO of Coalfire
John Sumser
John SumserLeading HR Tech Analyst

STRATEGIC INVESTORS


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