Top Performing Professionals Continue to Leave Legacy Outplacement Firms for Greater Opportunities at RiseSmart

November 8, 2011

RiseSmart, the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, has named former Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) senior vice president Russell Williams its regional vice president of sales for key accounts. His arrival continues a trend of top performers departing legacy firms to join RiseSmart, a company intent on disrupting the outplacement industry with its technology,
leadership and a growing sales force of seasoned HR professionals.

At LHH, Williams was senior vice president of global accounts. In that role he was responsible for developing business relationships with national and international companies. He has been recognized with the Adecco Group Excellence Award and LHH President’s Awards for exceptional individual performance.

“Russell brings more than 10 years of experience in the outplacement industry along with extensive experience establishing long-term business relationships, developing action plans for maximizing revenues, and winning significant business across all industry sectors,” said Kim Johnson, RiseSmart’s vice president of sales, who came to RiseSmart in September from Drake Beam Morin (DBM), where she was a senior vice president. “We know that with the proven track record of sales excellence Russell brings to the table, he will be a great asset to the growth plans for RiseSmart.”

"I was very impressed by RiseSmart and its emergence in the outplacement market,” Williams said. “The RiseSmart solution is unparalleled in an industry where the customers and candidates are hungry for technology and innovation. RiseSmart has answered the call.”

Prior to his stint at LHH, Williams held leadership roles at Adams Golf Inc., including tour representative to the PGA and Senior PGA Tours. Williams is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dallas.

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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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