Dan Walker, Intl. Talent Management Expert for Global Brands, Joins RiseSmart Strategic Advisory Council

September 10, 2013

RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, today announced Dan Walker to its board of advisors. Walker is the current CEO and Founder of The Human Revolution Studios, LLC, and brings forty years of experience, leadership and success to RiseSmart's board. In his role as advisor, Walker will work strategically with RiseSmart on existing and future products, specifically in the area of HR and career management, and will continue to serve as a brand ambassador.

Walker has played an integral role in building some of America's most innovative and successful companies. In 1999, Walker joined Apple and soon became the company's Chief Talent Officer. During his tenure, Walker built and led Apple's trendsetting Global Human Resources team as the company rose to colossal heights with the release of groundbreaking products including iPod, iTunes, and Apple Retail. Prior to Apple, Walker was VP of Human Resources at Gap, Inc. where he was the architect and driver of Gap's talent supply chain HR model. Walker also founded Daniel Walker and Associates, an executive search and consulting firm, working with world-renowned companies including Bloomingdale's, Ralph Lauren and Williams-Sonoma. Walker's latest venture, The Human Revolution Studios, is a 21st Century ecosystem for the creation and deployment of high impact enterprises focusing on improving human capital worldwide.

"It is an absolute honor to have Dan Walker join our board of advisors," said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart Founder and CEO. "His body of work is unparalleled in the world of human resources and the breakthrough concepts he developed at Apple and Gap are nothing short of revolutionary. Dan has shown great enthusiasm for RiseSmart's products, particularly within the area of talent management, and there is no doubt in my mind he will play a pivotal role in RiseSmart's future."

"As the HR industry continues to evolve, RiseSmart is right there with it," said Dan Walker. "The RiseSmart Team is able to clearly see where human resources is headed and knows what HR leaders are looking for. I look forward to working strategically with RiseSmart to help grow their current and future products into world-class solutions."

RiseSmart provides next generation outplacement solutions. Its flagship solution, Transition Concierge, offers a structured, customizable, one-stop shop for users to find job leads and organize and track all of their job opportunities. It creatively leverages technology to streamline the job search process for its users, resulting in a time-to-landing in under 100 days, more than five months faster than the national average. Transition Concierge also provides laid-off workers with one-on-one assistance from their personally selected, trained Transition Specialist and certified Resume Writer during every step of the job-finding process.

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About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

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