Burke named CEO at ZeroChaos

ZeroChaos, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, said June 4th that it appointed Jim Burke as CEO. Gordon Coburn, ZeroChaos’ executive chairman and acting CEO, will serve as chairman of the board for ZeroChaos, continuing as a key strategic advisor to the company. Burke most recently served as CEO of Advanced Discovery.


ORLANDO, FL – ZeroChaos, a global provider of workforce management solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jim Burke as Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of the company’s growth under the ownership of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Burke will also join the ZeroChaos Board. Gordon Coburn, ZeroChaos’ Executive Chairman and Acting CEO, will serve as Chairman of the Board for ZeroChaos, continuing as a key strategic advisor to the company. These appointments are effective immediately.

Mr. Burke comes to ZeroChaos with strong executive experience leading technology-enabled services companies, most recently serving as CEO of Advanced Discovery, an eDiscovery firm. Prior to Advanced Discovery, Mr. Burke was CEO of vRad, a telemedicine company focused on patient imaging, and CEO of Global Compliance, a provider of ethics and compliance software and services. He was previously president of Global Information Services at Dun & Bradstreet, and served as a Marine Corps Officer for eight years before starting his business career.

Under Mr. Burke’s direction, ZeroChaos will continue its leadership as a vendor-neutral MSP/VMS that enables customers to obtain higher-quality talent more quickly and at a lower cost. ZeroChaos will remain focused on acting as a strategic partner and delivering best-in-class workforce management services to its customers, supported by functionally rich technology and advanced analytics.

“Jim’s leadership and track record of driving growth will serve ZeroChaos well in its next phase,” said Gordon Coburn, Chairman of the Board for ZeroChaos. “Jim is a proven leader of software and services companies and has demonstrated a focus on results and operational excellence.”

“I look forward to working with the ZeroChaos team to drive greater growth through top flight customer service, product innovation and actionable strategic thinking,” said Jim Burke, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroChaos. “I am excited at the opportunity to help ZeroChaos capitalize on market opportunities that will help businesses better manage their workforce in increasingly challenging labor markets.”

“I believe that Jim is perfectly-suited to guide ZeroChaos through the next phase of its growth. We have been impressed by both his business acumen and his character,” said Cam Dyer, Managing Director and co-head of Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications at The Carlyle Group. “We are all grateful to Gordon for serving as Acting CEO of ZeroChaos during a period of transition, and are enthusiastic about the business moving forward with Jim permanently in the CEO role.”

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About ZeroChaos
ZeroChaos is a global provider of workforce management solutions that help organizations achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains. ZeroChaos’ award-winning solutions, including its vendor-neutral Managed Services Program, enable procurement and human resources to improve visibility into contingent labor spend and talent pools, effectively manage and optimize contingent workforce program performance, and mitigate risks. Headquartered in Orlando, ZeroChaos has global operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, made a substantial investment in ZeroChaos in 2017 to help the company continue to scale.

For more information visit www.zerochaos.com, follow on Twitter @ZeroChaos, or connect with ZeroChaos on LinkedIn.