Recent Funding Empowers Continued Market Growth Including Offices in Japan and France
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SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has expanded its global operations with a new corporate office in London, England. Giles Hodson, Managing Director, Northern Europe, will lead the office, which will enable the firm to better meet the increasing needs of corporations throughout the United Kingdom, Nordics and Netherlands looking to advance their talent management capabilities. This expansion adds to SilkRoad’s list of recently opened corporate offices, which also includes new offices in France and Japan.
The expansion follows the company’s announcement in late 2010 that it secured a $40 million dollar investment round of capital from Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge, Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity to build out operations that capitalize on the increasing global market demand for talent management solutions.
“With the addition of Giles and the UK team, and the new SilkRoad team members in France and Japan, we unquestionably have the best team in Talent Management across the globe,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology. “Our continued expansion and world-class leadership allow us to capitalize on the large market opportunity the Talent Management segment of SaaS provides.”
Hodson, an advocate of SaaS in Europe since its inception, brings with him to SilkRoad a wealth of experience in the Talent Management sector. Prior to joining SilkRoad, he was Sales Director for the UK at MrTed. Hodson also previously held senior roles at US vendor Vurv Technology and the European vendor StepStone Solutions. As Managing Director, Northern Europe, Hodson will spearhead the company’s expansion in the region.
The new office currently has four employees and is targeting growth to 10 employees by year-end and is responsible for handling client growth and brand awareness in the Northern Europe. Clients in the UK, Nordics and Netherlands include McAfee, Business Monitor and Euromonitor.