STG’s Findly hires new CFO

Findly, a portfolio company of Symphony Technology Group, has hired Barak Ben-Gal as its chief financial officer. Ben-Gal began his new position in November. Previously, Ben-Gal worked at Sunrun where he served as CFO. Based in San Francisco, Findly is a talent platform.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 10, 2013) – Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that Barak Ben-Gal has joined the company as its new CFO. In this role, which he began in November, Ben-Gal will draw on his extensive experience in developing innovative strategy and driving change to oversee Findly’s Finance, Legal, HR, IT Operations, Facilities and Corporate Development functions.
Specializing in strategy, planning and forecasting, accounting, taxation, and systems and operations, Ben-Gal developed a track record in helping both private and public sector companies implement change and achieve successful results. Prior to joining Findly, he served as CFO of solar energy company, Sunrun, helping the organization meet reporting and operating requirements for more than $1 billion in financing capital. Ben-Gal previously worked for, where he led the company’s finance-related operations as controller and vice president of Finance. He also held the position of senior director of Change Management for Yahoo’s Finance Transformation Office.
In addition to his work experience, Ben-Gal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a Master of Education from Stanford’s School of Education.
“Barak’s impressive professional background, experience in the technology space and proven ability to implement strategic change make him the best individual to serve as our organization’s CFO,” said Jeff Russakow, CEO of Findly. “I am pleased to welcome Barak to the team and look forward to working together to drive the success of Findly as we continue to develop the most cutting-edge talent acquisition solutions available.”
“Findly has made a name for itself by providing a comprehensive on demand talent platform that helps employers find the employees they need faster than ever,” said Ben-Gal. “I am thrilled to join such an innovative and forward-thinking company and look forward to contributing to its ongoing success.”
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