SAN JOSE, Calif., August 28, 2014 — RiseSmart, the leader in career transition services, has named Vikash Chauhan its new vice president of engineering. In this role, Chauhan will manage and develop RiseSmart’s enterprise SaaS platforms.

Chauhan previously worked for Oracle where he served as the vice president of application development, responsible for developing the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Chauhan has more than 15 years of experience developing enterprise-level Java architecture, callable technical solutions and enterprise SaaS applications across various domains. He has worked with large public companies as well as start-ups.

“Vikash brings crucial experience and expertise to our team,” said RiseSmart President and CEO Sanjay Sathe. “From working in one of the largest enterprise software development companies to building a successful organizations from scratch, Vikash is an expert at balancing the need for processes for growth and staying lean enough for fast innovation.”

Prior to Oracle, Chauhan co-founded Market2Lead, a pioneering start-up focused on producing enterprise SaaS solutions for business-to-business marketers with customers such as Cisco, Citrix and Redhat. He served as Market2Lead’s chief technology officer, responsible for development and delivery of end-to-end solutions until the company was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

“As RiseSmart continues to develop innovative solutions and improve upon existing platforms, it will continue to alter the face of the outplacement industry,” said Chauhan. “I’m excited to add my knowledge and skill set to an already talented team in our quest to deliver the most effective career transition services to displaced Americans.”

Chauhan holds a chemical engineering degree from Pune University as well as a Masters in computer science from Louisiana Tech University. He is also a member of the Silicon Valley chapter of TiE.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leading provider of career transition services that strengthen employer brands, improve retention, and re-engage talent. RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement combines personalized services from trained professionals with unmatched technology delivered through a convenient, cloud-based platform. High-performing organizations in more than 40 industries rely on RiseSmart’s outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, to help former employees find new jobs faster. Landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages more than 60 percent faster than national averages have helped make RiseSmart the nation’s fastest-growing outplacement firm. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company 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. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit

28 August 2014

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