Brian Smith Joins Hireology’s Board of Directors

By Team Hireology,
May 31, 2016

Leading Provider of Employee Hiring Technology Appoints Former CEO of Bluestem Brands to its Board of Directors to Help Manage Rapid Company Growth

Hireology, the leading provider of employee selection management technology, has appointed Brian Smith to its board of directors. In this role, Smith will bring a unique perspective to the company, with a focus on helping the high-growth startup effectively achieve the next phase of its development.

“Hireology has been in a sustained phase of hyper-growth over the past few years and Brian’s insight and considerable experience will be a tremendous asset,” said Adam Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Hireology. “Brian understands firsthand the challenges and opportunities we face and has the specialized know-how we need to help guide the company as we continue to scale.”

Smith is most recognized for his achievements as co-founder and CEO of Bluestem Brands, Inc., which was acquired by Capmark Financial in 2014. Through organic growth the company earned $17 million in revenue in its first year and within five years had generated more than $450 million in sales. When Smith left the company, it was achieving more than $1 billion in revenue and was highly profitable.

“Hireology has built a highly differentiated platform. Their unique approach has positioned them as leaders in their market,” said Smith. “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to advise Adam and his management team as they build on their leadership position.”

Prior to Bluestem Brands, Smith spent two years leading Lenders Trust, a startup consumer finance platform, and spent 15 years at U.S. Bancorp, where he was Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking. With his background in building profitable, growing businesses, Brian brings with him expertise in raising debt and equity capital, hiring and developing executive management teams, managing rapid growth and creating high-performing organizations. He also serves or has served on the board of directors for iPay Technology; Minntex; Conversant; Bluestem Brands, Inc.; Boundary Waters Brands; SquareTrade and Venminder.

About Hireology

Based in Chicago, Hireology was founded on a simple but powerful concept: by analyzing the behaviors of top-performing employees, organizations can create highly accurate systems for identifying the best candidate for the job. Hireology helps business owners build successful companies by assembling better teams. Hireology’s Intelligent Hiring Framework and industry expertise help businesses streamline and improve their hiring process, resulting in smarter hiring and stronger company performance. Over 2,500 businesses trust Hireology to make better hiring decisions, lower turnover, and increase productivity and profitability. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Twitter @Hireology.

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