Findly CEO to Appear as Featured Guest on The Bill Kutik Radio Show

Jeff Russakow to Discuss Four Compelling Issues Impacting Talent Acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2014) - Findly, the on-demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Jeff Russakow will appear as this week's featured guest on The Bill Kutik Radio Show®. During his appearance, Russakow will discuss the current state of talent acquisition and the complex issues impacting this dynamic and vital business process.

The Bill Kutik Radio Show is a bi-weekly online talk show hosted by Bill Kutik, a leading independent analyst in the HR technology marketplace. Aided by Appirio, the show features unedited and unrehearsed conversations with some of the industry's key thought leaders. Russakow will be the featured guest on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, with the show airing at 12:00 noon EDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Recognizing that job seekers and hiring professionals deserve a better hiring experience, Russakow will address four issues impacting talent acquisition during his appearance. He will focus on the pain points of corporate recruiting, the pros and cons of both the hunting and fishing recruiting models, importance of pre-employment assessments and the practical usage of applicant tracking systems. Russakow will explore the evolution of talent acquisition practices and share professional insights that organizations can use to improve their recruiting efforts.

"Jeff Russakow has a gold-plated education and resume with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton, and then a master's and Ph.D. in the same impossibly hard subject from Stanford. He started his professional life with six years at McKinsey, almost three years at SAP, two years at Adobe, three years each at Yahoo! and Symantec. Now he is the CEO of Findly, a Talent Acquisition vendor trying to put all the pieces together of that incredibly complicated and varied process. Hear his insights by tuning in Wednesday," commented host, Bill Kutik.

In addition to the live broadcast, archived and iTunes versions of The Bill Kutik Radio Show can be accessed at

About Bill Kutik 
As the HR industry's leading independent analyst, Bill Kutik is considered one of the top influencers in the HR technology marketplace with specialties in SaaS, HCM, Recruiting, Workforce and Talent Management, and social and mobile media. For 25 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive, also serving as founding co-chair of the magazine's famous annual conference, HR Technology® Conference & Exhibition, since it began in 1998 until 2013. In 2008, he started The Bill Kutik Radio Show®, a bi-weekly online talk show with industry leaders and 151 programs in the archive. He has also created and moderated 100+ industry panels. In 2012, Human Resource Executive named him one of the 10 "Most Powerful HR Technology Experts" and The Huffington Post in 2013 listed him in "Top 100 Social HR Experts on Twitter."

About Appirio
Appirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 300 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L'Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio's technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of 400 cloud experts and CloudSpokes, a 32,000 person-strong global cloud developer community. The company's expertise and innovative brokerage technology have been recognized by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, Gartner and IDC. Appirio has offices in the U.S. and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.

About Findly
Findly leads the world in talent acquisition innovation. Findly's award-winning solutions combine unrivaled mobile and social capabilities, employer brand strategy, creative, digital and media placement with applicant tracking and assessments to address the challenge of finding the right talent at the push of a button. Built for today's digitally savvy and highly mobile workforce, Findly delivers a compelling unified platform of technology and services to acquire, manage, screen and engage only warm candidates. The result is a more strategic use of talent and enhanced competitive advantage. Learn more at

About Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its portfolio companies to deliver more value to clients to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best-in-class business performance. All STG portfolio companies are expected to grow through innovation. STG's current portfolio consists of 12 global companies with combined revenue of approximately $2.5 billion and thousands of employees spread across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit