iTalent Competition

Finalists are selected by invitation only for these awards recognizing up-and-coming HR technologies, and the top entries were invited to compete at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago, May 1-3, 2017.  Each finalist gave a timed, five-minute pitch before the event audience and panel of HR technology experts, industry analysts, HR practitioners and technology investors.  Following the presentations, the judges and audience voted to select the winners.

Winners receive:

  • Face time with the judging panel, including investors
  • One-on-one meetings with attending HR executives
  • A feature article in HRO Today magazine promoting the winning company and the technology

2017 iTalent Finalists and Winners are:

Nathan Brumby, VP and General Manager, MightyRecruiter
Egan Cheung, Vice President, Product, Achievers
Justin Dennis, Co-founder and VP of Marketing, Jobjet
Kristina Glynn, Director, Product & Solution Management, Maritz
WINNER:  Peter Hart, CEO, Rideau
Michael Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Online Rewards

WINNER:  Charna Parkey, Director of Customer Success, Textio
 Jon Zoob, Sales Director, TextRecruit

2017 Judges Include:

Elliot Clark
SharedXpertise, HRO Today



Brian Cole
Director, Global Investment Banking
Robert W. Baird & Co.



Bill Filip
Managing Director
Delancey Street Partners



Elaine Orler
Founder and CEO
Talent Function



Brent Skinner
Principal Analyst
Nucleus Research, Inc.



2016 iTalent Finalists and Winner:

AntoniewiczJan Antoniewicz
Business Development Manager


Jack_CoapmanJack Coapman
Chief People Officer
Gr8 People


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Kathryn Minshew
CEO and Co-founder
WINNER:  The Muse


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Adam Hale


ShunWilliamsPhotography.comShon Burton
Founder and CEO
THIRD PLACE:  HiringSolved



Manish Goel
Co-Founder and CEO


2016 Judging Panel:

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Elliot_Clark_100x100Elliot Clark
SharedXpertise, HRO Today


ColeBrian Cole
Robert W. Baird & Co.


Filip-grayscale - headshotBill Filip
Founder & Managing Director
Delancey Street Partners and Delancey Street Capital Partners



Bill Boorman
#Tru Events



Jonathan Campbell
Co-Founder and CEO
Social Talent


2015 iTalent Finalists and Winner:

  • SkillSurvey
  • Jibe
  • Greenhouse
  • Clinch
  • WINNER:  Universum
  • Talent Objects by Lumesse

2014 iTalent Finalists and Winner:

  • WINNERJoberate
  • Jibe
  • SmashFly Technologies
  • Glassdoor
  • 1-Page

2013 iTalent Finalists and Winner:

  • Teamability
  • iMomentous
  • WINNER:  Connect 6
  • HireMojo
  • Jibe
  • To view highlights of the 2013 competition, click here or on this video:

2012 iTalent Finalists and Winner:

  • JobEscrow
  • WINNER:  The Good Jobs
  • Kapta Systems
  • Degreed

Highlights of 2017 HRO Today Forum

HRO Today Forum Twitter Feed

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HRO Today Forum 2015 Highlights

HRO Today Forum 2014 Highlights