SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - November 07, 2011) - HireVue today announced that David Bradford, a proven business leader with nearly 30 years of experience, has joined the company as CEO. Acknowledged by many as a significant contributor to the evolution of information technology, Bradford is well known for accelerating the growth and performance of game-changing organizations. Bradford assumes the position from Mark Newman, who remains with the organization as its founder.
Until April of 2010, Bradford served as CEO of Fusion-io, pioneer of a new storage memory platform. He continues to work with Fusion as Chairman of its Strategic Advisory Board. In his role at Fusion-io, he sourced and brought together an IPO ready management team -- which included industry luminary Steve Wozniak -- helped secure key strategic partnerships for the company, drove a massive increase in sales and saw the company named America's Most Promising I.T. Company by the Wall Street Journal. Most recently, Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) was named the No. 1 Technology stock pick for 2012 by Barron's.
Previously, Bradford served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Novell, Inc. During his 15 year tenure, he helped lead the networking start-up through a series of acquisitions, public offerings and business development activities that led to market leadership and sales exceeding $2 Billion. At various points in time, he held responsibilities across four divisions: Legal, Government Relations, Business Development and Security. During this time period, he also twice served as Chairman of the Board of the Business Software Alliance, the world's leading industry trade association representing companies like Microsoft, Novell, Lotus and Oracle.
Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, to whom Bradford reported while at Novell, said, "I have known my friend David Bradford for nearly 15 years. In addition to his fine work at Novell, he helped make magic happen with Fusion-io. I have every confidence he will do it again with HireVue, as they pioneer the digital interviewing market."
Bradford is an advisor to a number of organizations and funds. He was on the original Advisory Board of Omniture, which recently sold to Adobe, and serves on the Board of Directors of Pervasive Software (NASDAQ: PVSW). Bradford is the recipient of numerous honors and distinctions, including the 2010 Utah "Executive of the Year." He has a law degree from BYU, an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University.
Mark Newman, founder of HireVue, said, "We're incredibly excited to have David guiding the future of HireVue. HireVue is defining a category that touches every candidate, manager and company on a daily basis. David's proven ability to grow companies and catapult them into the mainstream will ensure that these audiences will be able to take advantage of HireVue's solutions."
David Bradford, CEO of HireVue, commented, "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Mark Newman and his team at HireVue. Mark is an extraordinary entrepreneur by any measure. His vision for fundamentally changing the world of human talent acquisition and interviewing matches mine. I believe every CEO on the planet will want to incorporate HireVue's Digital Interview Platform due to its speed, cost-savings and ability to facilitate superior people decisions."
"David has always had a passion for hiring top talent and connecting people to opportunity. It is reflected in the people and teams he has built at outstanding companies like Novell and Fusion-io," said Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Fusion-io. "I appreciated his introducing me to Fusion-io and know he will build another winner at HireVue. The day of the digital interview may well be upon us and David is a great guy to lead the charge."