Next-Generation Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Positions Itself for Continued Growth with Expanded Roles for Four Executives

May 1, 2013

RiseSmart, the award-winning leader in next-generation employee outplacement services, today announced the promotion of four key executives as it works to build on its rapid growth and continue to gain market share in the human capital management industry.

“We had a fantastic year in 2012, and we’re off to a fast start again in 2013,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “We are not only growing in regards to personnel but in our tailored business offerings as well. Now is the right time to promote several key individuals at RiseSmart, strengthening and solidifying our leadership team as we prepare to tackle even bigger goals in the years ahead.”

Dan Davenport was named senior vice president of global operations. A company co-founder, Davenport had been vice president of operations. In his new role, Davenport will continue to have responsibility for the company’s finance, operations and service delivery teams, but will additionally lead the company’s international expansion – a rapidly growing segment for the company given its success with Fortune 1,000 customers.

“It’s such an exciting time at RiseSmart,” said Davenport. “We’re growing at a rapid pace and I’m thrilled to contribute to RiseSmart’s innovation in not only the outplacement industry, but HR as a whole. By helping corporations successfully transition talent, we’ve set a new standard for results, and we have new products in the works that will help corporations better retain and grow their talent. Our customers are really responding to RiseSmart’s innovative approach to traditional HR challenges.”

Karen Stevens was promoted to vice president of practice strategy. In this new position, Stevens will play a critical role in the development of RiseSmart’s enterprise HR solutions. Stevens, formerly director of client services, will now lead the team responsible for methodology development in all of RiseSmart’s practice areas ensuring that the company continues to lead the industry with the most current and best of breed human capital management practices. Additionally, Stevens’ team will continue to develop best practices for HR leaders as they tackle career management and career transition challenges for their employees.

Joshua Barlow, formerly director of operations, is now vice president of U.S. operations at RiseSmart. In this new role Barlow will continue to grow RiseSmart’s business by continuously driving effectiveness, solution excellence, and customer satisfaction rates through process improvements and team building as well as new capabilities, tools, and products. With an expansive, senior-level background in professional services delivery, Barlow combines technical, business and client-facing skills to understand and meet the changing needs of companies nationwide. “I look forward to continuing to work with a variety of teams ranging from client services to technology development to product management with the common goal of driving change and to continue making innovation and quality the cornerstone of RiseSmart,” said Barlow.

Former UpMo Vice President of Product Rob Garcia has been named vice president of products at RiseSmart. As an innovator with a proven track record of building disruptive products from the ground up, Garcia will set and drive the product agenda for the company as it pursues an aggressive 2013 product plan. “My goal is to continue proving RiseSmart’s value as the most innovative and results-oriented HR solutions provider that enables HR professionals to help their employees with their career strategies throughout their entire career management lifecycle,” said Garcia.

RiseSmart’s flagship outplacement solution, Transition Concierge, is the only solution that places primary focus on helping people find new jobs as fast as possible. It has proven to be an invaluable service for corporations looking to improve employer brand and reduce unemployment-related expenses. With a stellar customer-retention rate and more than a dozen industry and innovation awards, RiseSmart has claimed its stake in HR and built a solid foundation for future growth.

For more information, visit www.RiseSmart.com.

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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.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.

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Next-Generation Outplacement Leader RiseSmart Positions Itself for Continued Growth with Expanded Roles for Four Executives