VC-Backed JIBE Announces New Hires

JIBE said Wednesday that it has named Jim Duddy as senior vice president of sales and Alison Shurell as CMO. Both will be based in the company’s New York City office. Backed by Longworth Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Draper Fisher Jurveston and Gotham Ventures, JIBE is a provider of software solutions for human resources.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JIBE, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for human capital management and talent acquisition, announced today that it has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Jim Duddy as Senior Vice President of Sales, and Alison Shurell as Chief Marketing Officer. Both positions are based in JIBE’s New York City office. The appointments come on the heels of a $10 million Series B round of financing announced in February 2013.
With mobile Internet usage expected to surpass desktop usage by 2014, and research indicating that job seekers are increasingly using their smartphone and tablet devices to search and apply for jobs, companies are working hard to optimize their mobile recruiting practices to ensure the best candidate experience. The appointments of Duddy and Shurell will help JIBE meet the massive increase in demand for career site mobile optimization and SaaS-based recruitment solutions at Global Fortune 1000 companies.
“The human capital and talent acquisition sector is at an absolute inflection point right now,” said Joe Essenfeld, founder and CEO of JIBE, Inc. “Professionals are no longer asking, ‘do we need mobile solutions in our recruiting efforts?’ Now, they are asking how quickly can they get optimized for mobile and social recruiting, and looking at solutions to help them get there. The demand is exciting for us right now, and the ability to bring on high-caliber leaders like Jim and Alison allow us to maintain and aggressively build upon our standing as a leader in the mobile recruiting solutions market.”
Many of the world’s largest and most recognizable companies – including Accenture, Macy’s and Walmart – have adopted JIBE solutions to optimize their talent acquisition practices. By partnering with JIBE, companies are able to greatly improve candidate experience and gather insight into key metrics such as application completion rate, time-to-hire and cost-of-hire. Since its launch in 2012, more than 350,000 job applications have been submitted via JIBE’s Mobile Apply solution. In 2013, JIBE has expanded its global client base by nearly 50 percent.
Jim Duddy brings 20 years experience selling within the human capital management industry to his new role at JIBE. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Search and Staffing for North America at LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), where he spent more than six years. As one of the earliest members of the LinkedIn sales team, Jim was instrumental in expanding the company’s footprint into the Eastern US and Europe, helping to grow the company in advance of its successful IPO in May 2011. For the past two years, he led the effort to build out the Search and Staffing division of LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions business, targeting the recruiting agency community. Prior to LinkedIn, Jim spent 11 years in Sales with the Allegis Group, one of the largest staffing agencies in the world.
Alison Shurell brings 17 years of corporate marketing experience, primarily in the b2b software space, to JIBE. Before joining JIBE, Alison was Chief Marketing Officer at Radisphere, a b2b SaaS company, where she built and led the marketing strategy and function for the company. Prior to Radisphere, she was Vice President of Product Marketing at Intralinks (NYSE: IL), a leading b2b content sharing and collaboration software company where she led the successful launch of the company’s Life Sciences business, which contributed to the company’s successful IPO in 2010. Before Intralinks, Alison held senior marketing positions at KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) and Sterling Commerce (NYSE: IBM).
About JIBE, Inc.
Launched in 2009, JIBE provides a cloud-based platform for human capital management and talent acquisition teams. Adopted by many of the world’s top companies – including Accenture, Macy’s and Walmart – JIBE’s award-winning platform optimizes the hiring process for the mobile, social and increasingly networked world. JIBE’s robust suite of enterprise tools significantly improves the candidate experience, maximizes hiring efficiencies and enables mobile recruiting. Full integration with applicant tracking systems, combined with a SaaS delivery model, provides a seamless solution without disrupting processes or impacting IT resources. JIBE is headquartered in New York City and is backed by top investors, including Longworth Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Draper Fisher Jurveston and Gotham Ventures. For more information, please visit and follow us @JIBE.