Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Executive Chairman and CEO, Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, is one of the world’s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and industry visionaries.
The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980’s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion dollars, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
Brian Platz is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of SilkRoad technology and is responsible for the overall direction, technology and services to deliver SilkRoads market leading Life Suite of talent management solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of SilkRoad’s clients on executing their talent strategies with the use of technology and innovative techniques. Brian is a frequent author and speaker on the topics of talent management technology, employee onboarding and social networking.
Before joining SilkRoad, Brian was the Vice President of product management for divine, inc. where he led the product strategy and direction for divine’s widely recognized and award winning content management and collaboration products which represented over $100 million in annual revenue. Brian brings a 14-year career in developing Web-based technology, e-business initiatives, and e-commerce solutions with a variety of high-tech start-ups, including Zentropy, Globalist Internet Technologies and InfoBand, an Internet consulting company he founded in 1995. In 1996, Brian co-founded A List Apart, the highly acclaimed Whos Who of Internet developers that has grown into one of the largest and most popular independent Web-zines for aspiring internet technology and design professionals. He also was a Fellow Founding Member of the Web Standards Project, a group formed to push web browsers to adhere to common standards.
Director, Social Media & Content Marketing
I’m Jaclyn Branch the Director of Social Media & Content Marketing at SilkRoad – welcome to SilkRoad Ink (cool name, huh?)! In my role, I oversee all aspects of SilkRoad’s strategic social media and content marketing which includes all of the social channels, this blog, web site content, video, marketing materials, case studies, etc. I love what I do and it’s an honor to be involved in this company and the HR community.
While the majority of my time is spent in the world of marketing talent management technology, there’s more to me than this. For example, I love to read and cook and I’m addicted to researching any and everything. I don’t sleep with socks on. They make my feet feel trapped. I don’t like to chew gum. I’ve been known to bust out into spontaneous dance (i.e. the Running Man or Roger Rabbit or some other jig I’ve made up). Success motivates me. Failure motivates me more. Call me a dork but I find talent management fascinating and want to make sure we’re doing our job and doing it well. So if you have a suggestion or if there’s something you want to hear about, let me know, I’m all ears. I’m addicted to my iPhone so you can always find me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!
Public Relations Manager
Hi! Welcome to SilkRoad Ink! I’m Ginger Nixon, and I am the Public Relations Manager here at SilkRoad technology. I handle most of the PR and social media efforts. I try to stay well-informed of what’s going on in the social media world, and I’ll try to share as much of the fun and interesting stuff I come across, that may (or may not) relate to Human Resources, as I can.
I spend a lot of time in this blog, and I am badgering my [very patient] coworkers, on an almost daily basis, for blog contributions; so if there’s something you would like us to address or talk about, please feel free to let me know! You can leave comments on the blog posts, or email me at email@example.com.
Manager, WingSpan and GreenLight Implementation Services
My name is Jimmy Hodson and I want to welcome you to the SilkRoad Technology blog. Who am I? By day I am the mild-mannered manager of the WingSpan Implementation Services team. In that role, I manage all of the WingSpan Implementation Consultants. By night I scour various Human Resources sites of interest and pull out nuggets of knowledge that I use to inform our process and make the streets safe for all of our customers who are implementing Performance Management. OK, that might be a stretch, and no I do not have a cape, but I do oversee and participate in all things WingSpan.
This blog will be a place where we will periodically discuss current news, topics of interest or trends that we see in the industry around the Performance Management space. When applicable, I will weave in details or examples of how WingSpan addresses these various topics and hopefully start a dialog with you to understand how we might make things better or to more fully grasp how you, our loyal customers view a particular subject.
Check back and add your comments to the discussion and if you need me, just turn on the big spotlight with my logo on it.
Marketing Event Manager
Hi, I’m Lindsey Yarborough, Marketing Event Manager for SilkRoad.. Protecting oneself from bird attacks can be tiring work so I try to enjoy the little things…books of fiction, food, friendly conversation and writing interesting and informative blog posts for SilkRoad Ink! My major focus is SilkRoad events and tradeshows which get bigger and better every year. In addition, my role provides me a great opportunity to get creative with our design team on branded collateral, giveaways, signage and so much more. I also do a good bit of writing for the company which requires research and knowledge of the HR field. My goal is to bring that knowledge, along with my work experience, to our readers to truly enhance their minds. Ok, maybe “enhancing the mind” is too great a statement to make but at least you’ll learn a cool fact or two. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Product Strategy
As the Director of Product Strategy at SilkRoad technology, Tom has over 10 years of experience in web-based Human Capital software, including recruiting, vendor management, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning and offboarding. Tom has worked in several key positions throughout his tenure in the talent management industry allowing him to consult with global companies of varying sizes and needs to determine the best solutions to execute their talent management strategies.
Marketing Events Coordinator
Hey everybody! Welcome to SilkRoad Ink and thanks for stopping by. My name is John Spivey and I’m the Marketing Events Coordinator. I’m in charge of coordinating logistics and planning for SilkRoad events. I’m the new guy here at SRT and it’s been awesome digging in to all things HR. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I’m excited about contributing creatively and executing the best event experiences possible for our tradeshows and conferences. I also do some writing for emails, press releases and, of course, the greatest blog known to man (and animal), SilkRoad Ink! I’m a HUGE sports fan and an avid reader. My favorite thing to do is to try and make you laugh and I rarely sweat the small stuff. I also have many leather-bound books and my house smells of rich mahogany. I’m looking forward to making contributions to SilkRoad Ink and sharing my random, silly, but hopefully useful thoughts with all of you as often as possible. Give me a shout at email@example.com
and let me know how I can rock your socks off.
Hola, soy Marcos Rivera, Product Analyst for SilkRoad technology. When I am not supporting various product needs for OpenHire, RedCarpet, or WingSpan, I’m brushing up on my multi-lingual skills, zigzagging in my sports car, or thumping on my bass guitar. Human capital management spans across many industries and one of my goals is to assist in the methods by which SilkRoad creates the best suite ever to help companies effectively and efficiently engage and create lasting relationships with their employees.