To Help Tackle Modern Hiring Issues, Talentify Welcomes HR Industry Veteran Brian J. Kelly as New Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer


When a job is vacant in a company and a position is available, filling this spot can be a nightmare for both applicants and employers. Applicants face a huge amount of competition, while employers are often inundated with candidates, many of whom are not always fit for the position. While a large pool of candidates might sound like an ideal situation for employers, basic psychology demonstrates the more options we have, the less likely we are to make a decision at all, making the overall selection even harder.

In fact, on average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job. Moreover, In 2015, Millennials became the dominant demographic in the labor market yet Millennials also have the highest rates of unemployment and underemployment.

Fortunately, in these trying times, there are numerous startups fighting to find a solution to this universal problem. One of which is Talentify, an AI recruitment automation startup.

Brian J. Kelly
Brian J. Kelly

The Florida based startup has recently announced the appointment of Brian J. Kelly as its new Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), to accelerate its market growth. Kelly brings a wealth of experience in the HR Strategy & Technology marketplace having previously served as a top executive at global companies including Vestrics, Mercer and Infohrm.  

“Brian comes to Talentify with a wealth of experience in leading companies through exponential growth in the HR sector, so we are of course delighted to have him onboard,” said Othamar Gama Filho, Founder and CEO of Talentify.

Talentify is an AI-enabled recruitment automation platform that helps organizations find qualified candidates through its programmatic candidate sourcing engine, Advertize, and convert more candidates into hires through its hiring funnel optimization platform, Optimize. With these solutions, Talentify helps companies exponentially increase their Talent Acquisition capabilities.

At Talentify, Kelly will focus on the company’s overall corporate strategy and growth, delivering next-generation recruitment solutions that drive business success for Talentify clients. “The challenges facing business leaders today are ever increasing, specifically in the high-volume recruiting marketplace. Talentify excels at optimizing the entire high-volume hiring process. We excel in finding qualified, interested and available candidates at scale. Talentify, I believe, has cracked the code,” said Kelly. “By using AI and Machine Learning, Talentify clients can dramatically increase their conversion of candidates to employees, which in turn, holds out the promise that our clients can fundamentally change the way they run their businesses.”

Disclosure: This article includes a client of an Espacio portfolio company

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