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Our simple goal is to make hiring easy. To help businesses get the talent they need to succeed. And to help people find a job they love.

Everyone is incredibly frustrated by how hard it is to find amazing talent. We share that frustration.

Recruiting is a fragmented, opaque process undermined by outdated technology that turns off candidates and hiring managers.

Now, imagine a world where it’s easy to find great candidates, it’s easy for people to show interest in jobs, it’s easy for hiring teams to collaborate, and your recruiting vendors are just a click away.

We imagined it. And then we delivered it.

Your Hiring Success Platform


Jerome Ternynck
Founder and Chairman of the Board

We surveyed SmartRecruiters users and this is what they told us..
+50% Hiring Velocity
+120% Job Applicant Volume
9.4/10 CSAT
+29 NPS


headshot Jim Milton SVP Strategy
headshot Lehua Stonebraker SVP People
headshot Frances Ibe VP Product
headshot Michał Nowak SVP Engineering
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headshot Alexis Krenzien VP of Customer Success
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Jerome Ternynck Founder and Chairman of the Board
Board Member

About Jerome:

Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and soul in technology. Jerome envisions a world where recruitment is transparent, and hiring is so easy that his grandma can do it. He's passionate for what he does, hates the status quo, and loves innovation especially when it reaches disruption. Jerome's goal is to bring the economy to its full potential by removing friction in the labor market and eradicating unemployment.


Lisa Sterling Chief People Officer

About Lisa:

Lisa leads our global People function, including Culture, Hiring Success, Diversity and CSR, making Smars an amazing place to work!

Lisa is a forward thinking, engaging and dynamic leader who has been disrupting the business and HR landscape to create cultural and organizational performance excellence the past 20 years. As a Chief People Officer and HCM product expert, Lisa led one of the most radical cultural transformations for a fast growing, high-tech company. She has navigated people and organizations through successful IPOs, served as an advisor, mentor and coach to up and coming and current CHROs across the globe. And is one of the most passionate leaders when it comes to people and culture.

Lisa’s efforts and contributions have been recognized by top industry awards such as:

  • Working Mother of the Year
  • Top 100 HR Influencer
  • Top 100 HR Tech Influencer
  • HR Executive of the Year
  • HRO HR Superstar
  • Top Corporate Leader (over 35)
  • 300 Women in Tech Worth Watching


Frances Ibe VP Product

About Frances:

Frances holds extensive experience in HR Tech, spending over a decade building enterprise platforms and leading global teams at organizations such as CareerBuilder and ADP. Frances’ previous role was at the explosive tech scale-up Lookaftermybills.com, where she led new product development efforts to expand the service into new verticals.

Frances’ people-first approach to product focuses on simple and delightful user experiences that are inclusive, ethical, and data-driven. Frances volunteers and speaks at events to encourage younger generations to pursue STEM careers, and support more women and diverse representation within leadership, technology, and product professions.

Frances holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.


Charlie Nelson SVP NAMER Sales

About Charlie:

A veteran of selling to and making human resource and recruiting professionals successful, Charlie is responsible for all aspects of worldwide Operations; including GTM & distribution strategy, performance optimization, and business insights. Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Charlie drove enterprise and insides sales at Identified, which was acquired by Workday in 2014. Prior to Identified, Charlie was one of the first sales reps at Simply Hired. Charlie earned his BA from the University of Washington (go Huskies!).


Ania Ziebicka Finance

About Ania:

Ania is responsible for all aspects of finance, admin, HR and facilities across the company. She started her professional career with nine years as a financial auditor at KPMG followed by Finance Manager and Controller for different industries. She gained five years SaaS experience at MrTed, acquired in 2010 by Stepstone Solutions (currently Lumesse). Prior joining SmartRecruiters Ania was leading the Finance Department of PerkinElmer SSC in Krakow, responsible for full statutory and US GAAP financial reporting for over 30 European entities. Ania earned her MA in Economics from the University of Economics in Krakow (Poland) and holds a Fellow of ACCA title (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).


Rachel Orston Chief Customer Officer

About Rachel:

Rachel is responsible for customer success at SmartRecruiters. She is a serial entrepreneur, tech executive and customer success pioneer who loves creating happy customers and high-performing teams. Over the last decade, she has scaled growth at every stage, from $1M to $1B+, leading post-sales teams inside companies large and small.


Jeremy Johnson CFO and Interim CEO

About Jeremy:

Jeremy leads the global finance function including controlling, strategy, planning and analysis, reporting, tax, treasury, as well as Legal.

Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Jeremy was the SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations at Ceridian where he scaled the finance function through a period of rapid growth and led finance teams through their Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2018. Prior to Ceridian, he held a variety of finance, accounting, and audit positions at Capella Education Company and KPMG.

Jeremy is a Certified Public Accountant, and has a Masters in Accounting, with a speciality in Financial Reporting from Michigan State University.


Mark Jewett Chief Marketing Officer

About Mark:

Mark leads our global Marketing function, encompassing Product Marketing, Branding, Communications, Events and Demand Generation.

For over 20 years, Mark has been leading people and businesses, spanning startups to large enterprises in the US and internationally, with a history of turning around performance, growing revenue, and gaining market share. Mark’s expertise spans analytics and big data, cloud computing, datacenter infrastructure, and enterprise applications, from strategy to pragmatic and focused execution and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach.


Robert Symons Northern European Sales

About Robert:

An HCM cloud software evangelist. Passionate about helping companies transform the way they engage, hire and retain top talent. 22 years’ experience within the recruiting marketplace. Previously spent 9 years scaling an HCM software business from 11 employees to over 700 employees as part of their senior leadership team. In 2016, joined SmartRecruiters as the first sales and marketing hire in Europe with responsibility for UK/Northern Europe. Currently has responsibility for managing the EMEA leadership team and growing the regional customer base.


Eric Gellé Southern and Western European Sales

About Eric:

Eric is responsible for revenue and growth for Southern and Western Europe at SmartRecruiters — including Sales, Service, Support and Customer Success. Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Eric led sales teams at software vendors such as Oracle, Lumesse, and Avature, focusing on annual recurring revenue growth and customer satisfaction. He is passionate about how HR technology and innovation can help companies achieve their goals.


Keith Remling Professional Services

About Keith:

With more than 20 years of Talent Software and Professional Services experience, Keith leads Professional Services for SmartRecruiters. His team is responsible for scaling client services and implementation for global enterprises that are beginning their Hiring Success journey. Most recently, he led Services Delivery and Operations at Cornerstone On Demand. Previously, Keith held several Services and Leadership positions with SuccessFactors and he led Compensation and Benefits Implementation Services at Workscape (ADP).


Alesia Braga CTO

About Alesia:

Alesia is CTO at SmartRecruiters, leading Engineering and Product teams.

With over 15 years of experience and a proven track record for building and leading world-class software development, Alesia gained relevant expertise in the tech industry at Google, Quandoo and SugarCRM.

Alesia holds MS Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Belarusian State University.


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SmartRecruiters Office Locations



108 N. Washington Street, Suite 203
Spokane, WA 99201



Fabryczna 20A
Kraków, Poland



Wilhelmstraße 118
10 963 Berlin



190a Bermondsey Street,
London SE1 3TQ, UK



33 rue la Fayette
75009 Paris

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