Accolo appoints Luis Rivera, a proven executive in growing companies rapidly, as President to maximize the impact of Accolo to further strengthen the American economy
Larkspur, CA – July 7, 2013
With businesses continuing to emerge from their previous recession-driven downsizing, many face severe hiring challenges without robust HR departments to support them. Wanted Technologies scoped the number of new available jobs to 4M in May of 2014 with a total of 10M available jobs. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) announced better than expected results for June with total nonfarm payroll employment rising by 288,000, and unemployment dropping to 6.1%, the lowest level since September 2008.
To help respond to the demand for hiring help, leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, Accolo, Inc., announced the appointment of Luis Rivera to the position of president, John Younger, founder of the company and RPO market visionary, remains as Chairman of the Board.
Rivera was most recently president of Human Concepts, growing the company and eventually managing its acquisition by Saba Company. Prior to that, he was CEO of Lyris Technologies, where he increased sales ten-fold and transitioned the company to an SaaS model.
The appointment of Rivera is one component of Accolo’s positioning for significant growth, given the burgeoning market for outsourced business processes, particularly those related to human resources. The demand is being driven by companies that reduced their workforces during the recession, and now are in need of aggressive recruiting and hiring help.
“Luis has the talent and the experience we need to launch our next growth phase,” said John Younger, founder of Accolo and Chairman. “I have watched as Luis successfully designed, implemented and directed global go-to-market strategies for enterprise and SaaS business models in both mature and emerging markets, and with his grasp of marketing, digital technologies, sales and customer service, he is the right person to take the helm at Accolo.”
As president, Rivera will be responsible for continued innovation of Accolo’s unique RPO success powered by Elevated RPO technology. The Outsourcing Institute (OI), in association with Human Resource Executive Magazine, has recently recognized Accolo as the #1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider for two of four categories, General Services Capability and Value for Fees. Accolo’s recognition is out of a field of over 40 RPO providers worldwide.
“This is a huge opportunity to leverage John Younger’s trailblazing contributions at a time when Accolo’s services and technology have never been more needed,” said Rivera. “The challenge will be to manage our own growth, ensuring that we delight every new customer while still meeting our current customer’s emerging needs. It’s going to be a great ride!”
About Accolo, Inc.
Accolo is the leading Elevated RPO® solution with a relentless pursuit to connect the two people who matter most: the hiring manager and best fit candidates. Unlike any other hiring option, Accolo’s bold approach combines a patented SaaS Elevated RPO platform with embedded social network job marketing, a Hiring Intelligence Knowledgebase™ and best-practice, data driven process. Companies use Accolo’s Elevated RPO solutions to materially Increase the productivity of their recruiting process, while being able to scale recruiting capacity up and down, as either their turn-key internal recruiting department or as their On-Demand recruitment capacity partner. From pure Recruitment Process Outsourcing to our recently launched easy online recruitment solution, HireMojo, Accolo delivers the most appropriate combination of solutions on a client by client basis. Accolo is regularly acknowledged as a leading Recruitment Process Outsourcer (RPO) and is a founding member of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association.