STG’s Findly announces new hire

Findly, a portfolio company of Symphony Technology Group, said Tuesday that it has named Dr. James Killian as vice president of assessment sales. Previously, Killian worked at Chally Group Worldwide where he served as vice president of research and advisory services. Based in San Francisco, Findly is a talent platform.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 21, 2014) – Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that James Killian, Ph.D. has joined the company as vice president of Assessment Sales.
Killian leverages a nearly two-decade long career in pre-employment testing, assessments, talent management consulting and business development, including experience conducting more than 1,000 executive assessment, feedback and coaching engagements. In his new role, he will work with Findly’s Direct Sales team, strategic partners and resellers to grow the company’s Assessment unit, an important component of its talent management solutions.
Prior to joining Findly, Killian served as vice president of Research and Advisory Services at Chally Group Worldwide, where he was responsible for business development and leading the sales organization and a team of Industrial/Organizational psychologists. He also designed and delivered training programs and certification classes and helped to drive company strategy. Earlier in his career, Killian served as a director with Hogan Assessment Systems, a consultant with CWH Research, Inc. and an assessor at the University of Tulsa Center for Managerial Assessment. In addition to his professional experience, Killian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.
“Given his extensive educational and professional background, and proven results in driving successful assessment programs and business strategies, James was a logical choice to appoint as our new vice president of Assessment Sales,” said Jeff Russakow, CEO of Findly. “I am delighted to welcome him to the Findly team and look forward to the innovation and best practices he will bring to our clients.”
Killian said, “I am excited to help Findly grow its Assessment practice and further solidify its position as the industry’s leading talent solutions provider.”
About Findly
Findly leads the world in talent innovation as the creator of On Demand Talent, the ability for employers to instantly get the right talent. 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 automated talent platform that uses a hierarchical methodology with focused employer branding campaigns 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