HireIQ Appoints Todd Merrill to Accelerate Company’s Technology Leadership
Leading talent acquisition solution company taps veteran entrepreneur as chief technology officer to drive product development and technology strategy
ATLANTA — (August 15, 2012) — HireIQ Solutions, Inc., the company that improves the hiring and recruiting process for customer-facing organizations, announced today the appointment of Todd Merrill as its chief technology officer. With nearly twenty years of development and technology leadership experience, Merrill brings added depth to HireIQ’s strong leadership team. In his role as CTO, Merrill will lead product development efforts in accordance with the company’s product plan, develop its technology strategy, and manage its intellectual property portfolio.
HireIQ’s hiring optimization solutions help companies increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the hiring process, especially in organizations with high-volume hiring requirements such as contact centers, retailers, hospitality businesses and others. The company’s flagship product, InterviewIQ, uses web and voice response technologies to guide applicants through an automated virtual interview, which can be subsequently reviewed and scored by a hiring manager or recruiter. HireIQ’s novel approach means that recruiters are more effective since they no longer need to spend unproductive time trying to reach applicants in order to conduct a phone interview. Companies using HireIQ report improved time-to-hire, improved hire quality, and increased post-hire operational performance.
“Todd has applied his deep technology expertise to solve complex business issues across a variety of industries,” said Dan Drechsel, chief executive officer at HireIQ. “He is a perfect fit to lead the product and technology direction of our company. He’s an accomplished entrepreneur and we are delighted to have him on our team.”
Most recently, Merrill was chief executive officer at GlobalCrypto, a leading developer of authentication solutions for Web applications that can be used to authenticate users, digitally sign documents and protect online content. He has also developed sophisticated security applications for companies such as Cambia and AirDefense. Merrill is also a prolific inventor with several patents granted in his name and many more in the application stage.
“HireIQ creates innovative solutions that resolve the cumbersome, time-consuming and costly process of recruiting and hiring new employees,” said Merrill. “The application of its technology leads to greatly streamlined processes and better hiring decisions at a significantly reduced cost. HireIQ is on the move and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
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ABOUT HIREIQ SOLUTIONS, INC.
HireIQ Solutions, Inc. helps customer service organizations improve hiring decisions, reduce recruiting costs and increase talent performance using its innovative virtual interviewing applications. HireIQ’s flagship product, InterviewIQ, uses rich media, web and voice response technologies to automate the phone screening process, resulting in better-qualified candidates presented during the hiring process. Employees hired using HireIQ’s suite of hiring optimization products demonstrate increased speed to competency, reduced attrition and improved sales and service performance. HireIQ is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA. For further information, please visit www.hireiqinc.com.
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