DUBLIN, CA, Apr 02 (MARKET WIRE) —
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management
solutions, today announced that Shail Khiyara, a global technology
executive with more than 15 years of experience, has been appointed
Taleo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Khiyara brings rich executive leadership expertise to Taleo. He has
demonstrated success in sales and marketing, strategy and corporate
development across domestic and international SaaS markets.
“Taleo is at an inflection point in our company’s history in terms of
market leadership, growth and potential,” said Michael Gregoire, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer at Taleo. “We have in place a full suite of
innovative products, a blue-chip customer base and healthy business
fundamentals. We’re in a unique position now to invest in sales and
marketing to drive exponential growth in our own business, as we help
businesses worldwide drive their own growth through better talent
management. Shail’s broad-based strategic and operational expertise
extends Taleo’s ability to catalyze and scale our expansion efforts. We
are extremely pleased to add him to our management team.”
Before joining Taleo, Khiyara was Senior Vice President and General
Manager at i365, the cloud services business unit of Seagate. There he
drove innovative product positioning and marketing, put a successful
channel strategy in place and achieved 40% revenue growth in 12 months.
Previously, Khiyara was Managing Director at VeriSign where he
established the European go-to-market strategy and managed Verisign’s
brand and product positioning, sales, marketing and operations in Europe.
His prior experience includes leadership roles at Autodesk and Bechtel.
Khiyara is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, which
promotes best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud
Computing. Khiyara holds an MBA from Yale University, completed the
Strategic Leadership Program from Harvard Business School and has an MS
“Taleo has built a formidable business by delivering the industry’s first
on-demand, integrated talent management suite that serves thousands of
global businesses of all sizes,” said Khiyara. “The need for companies to
turn their workforce into a competitive asset creates extraordinary
potential for Taleo. I am thrilled to be part of a business that has laid
a fantastic foundation upon which to build our sales and marketing
efforts and is poised to expand its leadership position globally, in a
rapidly evolving space.”
Taleo has headquarters in California and offices in the UK, France,
Netherlands, Australia and Singapore. Taleo was recently named as a
talent management market leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide
Integrated Talent Management 2010 Vendor Analysis report and as the
revenue and market share leader in the Bersin & Associates Talent
Management Systems 2010 report.
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified
talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to
better understand and engage their best talent for improved business
performance. More than 4,400 organizations use Taleo for talent
acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 47 of the
Fortune 100 and over 3,600 small and medium sized businesses across 200
countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and
usability, Taleo runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9%
availability. Taleo’s Talent Grid harnesses the resources of the Taleo
community of customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent
needs of companies around the world.
This release contains forward-looking
statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo’s
solutions, market growth, results from use of Taleo’s solutions and
general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in
this press release are based upon Taleo’s historical performance and its
current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation
that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These
forward-looking statements represent Taleo’s expectations as of the date
of this press announcement. Subsequent events may cause these
expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the
forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking
statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that
may cause actual results to differ materially. Further information on
potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I,
Item 1A of Taleo’s Annual Report on Form 10K, as filed with the SEC on
March 11, 2010, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.
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