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Jim Bramante, Chairman and CEO of CareerArc, is a senior operating executive with extensive experience developing and operationalizing market growth strategies across multiple continents, driving execution across all aspects of the business, including integrating strategy, technology, process, structure, and talent to enact change.
Mr. Bramante has a track record of gaining market share while driving significant profit improvement. At IBM, he was the Senior Vice President for IBM’s Growth Market Unit and was responsible for all brands in more than 150 countries with a $23 billion P&L. Prior roles include General Manager for the Southwest Europe business unit with a $9 billion P&L and the Managing Partner of the North America Consulting business with a $7 billion P&L.
At PWC Consulting, Mr. Bramante helped lead the spinout of the consulting business that resulted in the eventual sale to IBM. Prior to this, Mr. Bramante worked as a Senior Partner leading practices focused on go-to-market, business model design/optimization, performance management and talent optimization projects, enabled by technology. He served clients of varying sizes and complexity across industries and geographies.
With private equity investment firm PeakEquity Partners, Mr. Bramante served as a board member for EnterpriseDB, which resulted in a successful exit. He is currently a board member for CareerArc and continues to provide consulting services to CEOs.
Mr. Bramante has been a featured speaker at conferences, has authored numerous articles, and co-authored the book eCFO. He was also awarded the Leadership Award by Consulting Magazine in 2009.
Mr. Ouyang is the co-founder and responsible for the overall operational execution of the company strategies including finance, technology, client success and general administration. He has built several successful start-up ventures into high growth companies that either went public or were sold to strategic partners.
Previously, Mr. Ouyang was the co-founder, president and chief operating officer of The NTI Group, Inc., the premier SaaS based time sensitive mass notification system that was sold to Blackboard, Inc. The transaction was recognized as the Best M&A by the Los Angeles Venture Association. He then became the president of Blackboard Connect. Prior to NTI, he was the chief executive officer of Vivendi Universal Net USA, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal and also served as its COO. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of MP3.com, Inc., Mr. Ouyang played a key role in the sale of MP3.com to Vivendi Universal after orchestrating what was, at the time, the largest initial public offering for an independent internet company. Mr. Ouyang also served as executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer of Tickets.com, Inc. that was acquired by Advantix prior to its IPO. He was a managing director of corporate finance at KPMG LLP and a vice president in corporate finance at J.P. Morgan & Co.
Mr. Ouyang was the former chairman of Huntington Hospital and its finance committee. He was also a former trustee of the Collis P. and Howard Huntington Memorial Trust. Previously, he was a director of Bluebeam Software, Inc., the NTI Group, VU Net USA, FastSoft, Inc., Southern California Healthcare Systems, SeeUthere.com, and a trustee of the Chandler School. His family supports various programs at several institutions including Huntington Hospital, Amherst College, Yale University and Northfield Mount Hermon School. He enjoys working with young entrepreneurs.
He received his Master of Business Administration in Finance and a General Electric Fellowship from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Amherst College.
As the Chief Technology Officer of the company, Mr. Christie is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the organization including product development, architecture, infrastructure management, and vendor selection and management.
Prior to joining the company Mr. Christie ran Engineering for Spark Networks (NYSE:LOV) a leading provider of online personals services in the United States and internationally. While at Spark Networks he built the product development process into a repeatable, highly successful program tied directly to the company's strategic objectives. He also drove the design and construction of a new enterprise wide purchasing platform used across all 31 of the company's properties.
Previous to Spark Networks Mr. Christie has built and run technology organizations ranging from small teams for startups to teams spanning seven locations around the globe for companies like AIG (NYSE:AIG). His industry experience includes banking, entertainment, mortgage fraud detection, insurance, brokerage, and publishing. Mr. Christie has a broad technical background building systems and teams around architectures in Ruby on Rails, .Net, LAMP, Java, and C/C++.
Mr. Christie received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University.
With over 20 years of experience in the Finance, Strategic Planning and Accounting arena, Mr. Wang is currently responsible for all finance functions in the company.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wang oversaw all financial, human resources, and administrative functions for MeziMedia, a start-up company in the on-line shopping and deals space. He was part of the executive leadership team that was responsible for the sale of MeziMedia to ValueClick (NASDAQ: VCLK) in 2007 and stayed on in a senior operational role subsequent to the sale.
In addition, Mr. Wang has worked in a financial and analytical capacity in a variety of industries, including such Fortune 500/multi-national Companies as Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), PPG (NYSE:PPG), and Nestle (OTC: NSRGY.PK). He began his professional career at Price Waterhouse Coopers where he earned his CPA.
Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics-Accounting-Psychology from Claremont McKenna College.
As a product development and experience design leader with over fifteen years of experience developing digital products for multinational corporations, David Bard, CareerArc’s Chief Product Officer, has worked closely with startups and global organizations, coaching executives and their product, design, and development teams on bringing scalable products to market and increasing customer value.
Before coaching startups, Mr. Bard served as Vice President of Product and User Experience at Elevate Services, where he shepherded the product strategy and evolution of a portfolio of legal technology products that contributed to Elevate's explosive 3x revenue growth during his four-year tenure. Prior to joining Elevate, Mr. Bard served as the Head of User Experience at Thomson Reuters Elite, managing a global team of UX designers in the production of mobile apps and desktop products for the global large law firm and corporate legal enterprise markets.
With over 20 years of sales and leadership experience, Jason Blais is currently responsible for overall growth of CareerArc's social recruiting business.
Before joining CareerArc, Mr. Blais worked for ZipRecruiter where he held both Head of Corporate Sales and Vice President of Inside Sales roles. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of the sales organization from infancy to a department of over 350 staff.
Prior to ZipRecruiter, Mr. Blais was Director of Business Development at The Bernard Hodes Group (now part of Symphony Talent), focusing on employer branding strategies for large-scale enterprises. He also worked at First Advantage (also now part of Symphony Talent), focusing on full suite talent acquisition technology solutions for the Global 2000 market.
A SHRM member since 2004, Mr. Blais has also been certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute for curriculum development in the realm of talent acquisition and has been named as a Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Leader by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) the past two years.
Mr. Fordham is responsible for client strategy and operations including implementation, enterprise client retention, service delivery, and customer support. His team is responsible for the successful onboarding, ongoing adoption, and overall success of CareerArc’s social recruiting customers. He is a dynamic customer success executive who brings 15+ years of experience in building, scaling, and leading teams of passionate customer success professionals with a keen focus on helping venture- and private equity-backed SaaS companies achieve their customer retention, adoption, and growth goals. Mr. Fordham has built teams across several technology sectors, including both private and public companies.
His previous executive positions include SVP Customer Success at Totango and SVP Customer Success, Sales and Account Management at ReadyTalk, Inc. and iMeet Central (both acquired by PGi). Before joining iMeet Central, Mr. Fordham served in key leadership roles in software implementation and leading large-scale, nationwide customer marketing programs. He received his BA in Education from Biola University.
Mr. Sung is responsible for market insights, product performance, customer insights, business intelligence & analytics, and identifying strategic risks & opportunities.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Sung was Vice President of Customer Care at Myspace where he oversaw customer support, customer care, content review and policy enforcement. He scaled the organization to support over 125 million monthly active users worldwide in six languages.
Previous to Myspace, he was the head of Content Review at Yahoo! where he led editorial operations supporting Yahoo’s search advertising business.
Additionally, Mr. Sung has held management positions in business development, account management and finance in the insurance and software industries.
Mr. Sung received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.
Linda Souza is responsible for leading CareerArc’s marketing strategy and programs, building its global brand, creating awareness, and implementing strategic growth and retention initiatives.Ms. Souza is a 6x tech startup marketer with more than 20 years of experience helping lead early-stage and growth-stage startups to successful exits. Prior to CareerArc, Ms. Souza served as vice president of marketing for cryptocurrency and blockchain startup Gem, where she led all marketing functions, including brand messaging, product launches, user acquisition, and community development. Previously, she served as vice president of marketing for Deep 6 AI and iMeet Central (formerly Central Desktop), -director of marketing at Everbridge, and globalization product manager at Ariba, an SAP company (formerly FreeMarkets).
Ms. Souza earned a Master's degree in Global Marketing from Emerson College in Brussels, Belgium and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Ms. Roland has been an HR management professional for over 20 years. She has built her career in dynamic early stage growth companies and has been a part of the Executive Leadership Teams contributing to their success. All of these organizations have had cutting edge technology and ideas that include Television Broadcast and Production (E! Entertainment Television and GRB Entertainment), E-Commerce (Tickets.com) and Medical Device Development and Manufacturing (Given Imaging and GenMark Dx). Ms. Roland had the pleasure of supporting the Initial Public Offering of two of these companies, acknowledging their growth and success. She also has successfully managed several organizational post acquisition integrations.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. She also attained her certification in Human Resources and Organizational Development from UCLA. She achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources Management in 2001.
Mr. Peele is responsible for all legal functions of the company, including commercial contracts, compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property, privacy, enforcement, strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.
Previously, Mr. Peele was legal counsel at Myspace, Inc. where he advised senior management on technology transactions involving information technology, digital advertising and content distribution. Prior to Myspace, he worked in the IP, Media, and Technology group at Latham & Watkins LLP where he counseled new media companies and traditional media companies on commercial and corporate transactions involving the development, registration, and licensing of intellectual property for TV, online and mobile media.
Mr. Peele received his Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College.
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