Beamery Bolsters Executive Leadership Team with Key Hires


Beamery, the leading Talent Operating System, announced today it has expanded its executive team with three new leadership hires. Joel Passen has joined the company as Head of Global Sales; Debra Squyres as Vice President of Customer Success; and Jonathan Webb as Vice President of Product.

“We continue to build on Beamery’s success by bringing on immensely talented, innovative and driven people with entrepreneurial spirit and diverse backgrounds,” said Abakar Saidov, CEO and co-founder of Beamery. “We’re executing on our mission to help companies hire the best talent by adding industry experts to the team that help us manage our steady growth. Joel, Debra and Jonathan are perfect fits with our unique culture, and their combined expertise and proven track records will undoubtedly help us take Beamery to the next level.”

As Head of Global Sales at Beamery, Joel Passen will leverage his 20 years of experience in sales and revenue-generating operations to oversee the company’s go-to-market strategy. A recognized expert in HR, talent acquisition and recruiting technology, Joel has advised and co-founded a number of leading startups. Most recently, he co-founded Newton Software, a SaaS HR and talent acquisition technology company that was acquired by Paycor 2015, a US-based provider of HCM and payroll solutions. There, he also served as Chief Revenue Officer and led the company’s sales, marketing and alliances efforts. Prior to Newton Software, Joel was also co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Gravity Technologies, a firm that owned and operated companies in the talent acquisition space.

Debra Squyres brings more than two decades of experience in customer operations and human capital roles to Beamery. As Vice President of Customer Success, Debra will be responsible for providing Beamery customers with an experience that empowers those companies to identify and engage talent efficiently to power their businesses and achieve a competitive advantage. Debra joins Beamery from Namely where she served as Chief Client Officer with oversight responsibility for the company’s client success organization. Under Debra’s leadership, Namely’s customer success team scaled significantly as the company’s revenues grew by over 1100 percent and customer base grew from 200 clients to more than 1,000 worldwide. Previously, she served as Executive Director, Human Capital Services at TriNet where she led the largest corporate product line with a national team of 120 human capital consultants and specialists providing HR services to more than 7,000 clients and 160,000 worksite employees. The business grew 3x under Debra’s leadership, while maintaining industry leading customer retention.

Jonathan Webb joins Beamery with more than three decades of software industry experience. As Vice President of Product at Beamery, Jonathan will lead the product strategy and product management of Beamery’s Talent Operating System. He joins Beamery from Salesforce where he served as Director of Product Management for Salesforce Advertising Studio and acted as Managing Director for the team. In this role, he was responsible for building and maintaining product strategy and roadmaps, integrating with other Salesforce cloud solutions and aligning teams across sales, marketing, product management and support to drive consistent growth year-over-year. During his tenure, Advertising Studio’s revenue grew 500 percent. Previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer at Tamome Ltd. At Tamome, Jonathan built the product strategy, roadmap, and engineering team for the company’s mobile advertising demand side platform.

About Beamery

Beamery is the leading Talent Operating System, consolidating Talent CRM, Marketing, Compliance Automation & Management, and a Connected integration layer on one unified platform. It enables enterprises to attract, identify and engage candidates at scale. Beamery's mission is to help the world's best companies acquire their greatest assets: their people. Founded in 2014, Beamery is trusted by the world's most innovative global organizations to treat their candidates like customers. Beamery has offices in London, Austin, and San Francisco.

James Wall

James is Head of Brand and Communications at Beamery. He's worked in marketing and communications with leading brands such as RedBull, adidas, Samsung, Guinness, Nissan and Sony Playstation among others. He's supporting Beamery's mission to help companies understand how to attract, engage and retain candidates at scale and acquire their greatest asset: their people.

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