RiseSmart, the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, has named former Symphony Services senior vice president of technology Vinod Damodaran its vice president of engineering. Damodaran brings to RiseSmart his 25 years of experience and a solid track record of turning marketing visions into successful products.

“The RiseSmart team is delighted to welcome Vinod,” said Sanjay Sathe, founder and CEO of RiseSmart. “We are certain that both his technical expertise and record of strong leadership in the field of technology and engineering will be valuable assets as we continue to grow in the U.S. outplacement market.”

Damodaran worked closely at Symphony Services with client Jobvite, a leader in recruiting software with more than 800 customers and some 5 million users. He headed the modernization of Jobvite’s SaaS-based hiring platform, creating U.S. and offshore teams and handpicking their leaders. Preaching test-driven development, he created agile development processes highlighted by three-week “sprints.”

Symphony Services recognized Damodaran as the Top Leader of the Year-Technology for his contributions proposing technology solutions and roadmaps to clients as well as playing a key role in helping clients develop onshore and offshore operations.

“I am joining RiseSmart because I am impressed with both the success of the product and the continuing technological innovation undertaken by the team,” said Damodaran. “I believe that RiseSmart’s next-generation outplacement approach is the future of this industry.”

Before his tenure at Symphony Services, Damodaran held senior-level positions at various firms in the technology and engineering space in Silicon Valley, including CXO Systems, i2 Technologies/Aspect Development and Digital Tools, where he was a founding engineer. Damodaran holds a bachelors degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology as well as a post-graduate diploma in software technology from NSCT in Bombay.

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About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.

For more information, visit http://www.RiseSmart.com.


for RiseSmart:
Woody Mosqueda, 408-993-9113

19 July 2012

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