People: Moves at SmashFly, DHI Group, Deputy; CHROs at Uber, Whirlpool, Petco

HCM Technology People Moves

New hires, promotions and other people moves throughout the HCM technology community of customers, vendors and analysts.

HCM Technology People MovesSmashFly appointed Russ Mikowski to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Previously he’s worked as head of sales for iCIMs and the Ladders. He also founded MeterX, an early-stage startup focused on using corporate calendar metadata to generate insights into the time and cost associated with corporate meetings.

DHI Group hired Christian Dwyer as chief product officer. He will oversee product strategy, development and expansion for DHI’ three brands—Dice, ClearanceJobs and eFinancialCareers, focusing on building solutions to solve employers’ challenges with recruiting technology professionals globally. He reports to CEO Art Zeile. The company also added Michelle Marian as new chief marketing officer. expanded its healthcare focus by hiring Jeni Burckart, a pharmacist, student loan expert and author. The company aims to tackle the student debt crisis in the healthcare industry by providing more meaningful solutions to attract and retain employees.

Deputy added Karen Appleton Page to its Board of Directors. She has experience with the Apple Enterprise Go-To-Market team and founder of

Recruitment automation startup Talentify appointed Brian J. Kelly as executive vice president and chief revenue officer “to accelerate its market growth.” Kelly brings experience in HR strategy and technology to the job, having previously held executive positions at Vestrics, Mercer and Infohrm.

League Inc., a digital employee health benefits platform, appointed Kim Tabac as chief people officer, to help scale operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Nikki Krishnamurthy joined Uber as chief people officer. Previously he held the same role at Expedia., and has worked in HR as Washington Mutual and PNC Financial Services.

NetApp named Debra McCowan as senior vice president and CHRO, reporting to CEO George Kurian. The company said she will lead all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition, talent development and learning, business partnerships, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation and benefits, diversity, inclusion and belonging, and operations and systems.

Whirlpool Corporation said that Carey Martin, currently vice president of global HR, will succeed David Binkley as CHRO on March 1, 2019. Martin joined Whirlpool in 2013 as vice president of human resources for the North America region. In 2017, she assumed the role of vice president, global human resources with responsibility for HR strategy and planning, total rewards, talent and HR operations.

Juniper Networks named Eva Andres as senior vice president and CHRO. She reports to Rami Rahim.

Petco appointed Michelle Bonfilio as its CHRO. Petco CEO Ron Coughlin. “Michelle is known for developing progressive HR strategies and fostering diverse, cohesive, high-impact cultures that promote both employee engagement and business success,” said company CEO Ron Coughlin.

BlackLine hired HR veteran Susan Otto as its new first chief people officer. She will be responsible for building the financial automation software global talent practices and programs as the company continues to add employees around the world.

Chris Amani has become CEO of Humanity, a provider of cloud-based scheduling solutions. Most recently, Amani played an instrumental role in establishing the company’s market, serving as chief operating officer, vice president of growth and operations, and head of finance and analytics over the past five years. Previously, he held leadership positions at leading edge technology companies Electronic Arts, MongoDB and Zynga.

Data Intensity said Kathy Eastwood, formerly senior vice president of business operations, has assumed the role of chief people officer.

Direct Recruiters added Logan Payton as director of its HR Solutions Group.

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Updated 10:23 to addMichelle Marian’s joining DHI Group.

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