Headquartered in Silicon Valley, RiseSmart was formed by veteran executives who had experienced the shortcomings of talent management programs that did not adequately focus on two critical transition points—the entry and exit of employees.
Specifically, they saw:
- Outplacement program that provided cookie-cutter services, group counseling, and office space to exiting employees, but did little to actually help them find a job
- Large companies that rarely reassigned employees during workforce reductions, simply because they did not have effective systems for identifying and prioritizing internal job candidates.
RiseSmart has created solutions that address these challenges, and more, for a growing roster of Fortune 500 clients, as well as numerous small and midsize organizations. The company services clients in industries encompassing retail, technology, healthcare, biotech, manufacturing, financial services, and others.
RiseSmart is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners and Storm Ventures.