STG’s Findly hires new EVP of account services

Findly, a portfolio company of Symphony Technology Group, has named Paul Slakey as its new executive vice president of account services. Previously, Slakey worked at LinkedIn where he served as director of global solutions. Based in San Francisco, Findly is a talent platform.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 3, 2014) – Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that Paul Slakey has joined the company as its new Executive Vice President of Account Services. In this strategic role, he is responsible for overseeing Findly’s existing Account Services functions and leading the newly created Strategic Accounts, Customer Success and Renewals divisions.
Slakey brings a wealth of leadership experience to Findly, having held key positions with some of the most successful companies in the world. He most recently served as Director of Global Solutions and Services for LinkedIn, where he led pre- and post-sales services. Prior to LinkedIn, Slakey held leadership positions in the Enterprise division of Google, which included responsibility for channel sales and partnerships, and sales management in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at McKinsey and a venture capitalist at Vanguard Ventures. Slakey also held sales, business development, product management and executive leadership roles with large companies such as HP and Progress Software, as well as venture-backed companies including Flypaper and Starlight Networks.
Slakey holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
“As Findly continues to bring much needed innovation to the talent acquisition space and extend the reach of our solutions to new markets, it is crucial that we have the right talent in place to guide these efforts,” said Jeff Russakow, CEO of Findly. “Given his extensive experience in leading some of the most recognizable companies to success, Paul’s contributions will help keep Findly focused on its customers and market opportunities.”
“Employers face an increasing number of challenges in finding and retaining top employees, and Findly’s advanced solutions help to address those difficulties by connecting companies with needed talent,” said Slakey. “I am very excited to join Findly during this time of rapid growth, and I look forward to guiding the company’s efforts to expand its client base.”
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