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.
Key industry talent is joining Beamery.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamery, the leading Talent Operating System, announced today it has further expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of three industry veterans. Kyle Lagunas joins Beamery as Director of Strategy; Andrew Wedge as Vice President of Finance; and Pavel Kilovatiy as Vice President of Engineering.
"Building a best-of-breed solution requires best-of-breed talent — and we have found it," said Abakar Saidov, CEO and co-founder of Beamery. "Andrew, Pavel and Kyle bring decades of industry experience and strategic know-how to Beamery and will undoubtedly help drive our finance, engineering and go-to market strategies. We couldn't be more excited to have them join the team and look forward to having each play a key role in the next phase of Beamery's journey."
As Director of Strategy, Kyle Lagunas will be responsible for creating programs in support of the company's product and commercial teams and working directly with customers on building their talent acquisition strategies. Kyle will also lead Beamery's internal research initiatives to cement the company's market position as the leading Talent Operating System for the enterprise. He joins Beamery from IDC where he served as Research Director, Emerging Trends & Technologies in the firm's newly created Talent Acquisition & Staffing Services practice. In his roles at IDC, he led the firm's research on the most recent developments in recruiting and staffing software, services and consulting, putting talent acquisition into the broader context of an integrated talent strategy. Previously, Lagunas served as Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, with a specific focus on talent acquisition. He's also held HR-related analyst roles at the Brandon Hall Group, Independent Insights and Gartner throughout his career.
As Vice President of Finance at Beamery, Andrew Wedge brings extensive experience, having worked at early stage private and large listed technology companies, with specific expertise in driving high-growth, business transformation and global expansion. He will lead Beamery's financial operations and strategy across cost management, capital structure allocation and balance sheet optimization. Andrew joins Beamery from Zuora where he served as EMEA Finance Director providing financial, commercial and operational support to drive five-fold growth in the region during his four-year tenure. Previously, Andrew has held senior finance positions at IDT Corporation, EDS and AboveNet. Andrew is a UK Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Southampton.
Pavel Kilovatiy joins Beamery as Vice President of Engineering, bringing over a decade of executive-level leadership in technology and software development. Pavel will be responsible for setting the company's technology strategy and building the engineering team, and will leverage his experience building B2B SaaS e-commerce and marketing platforms to ensure the engineering strategy aligns with core business functions. Pavel was most recently at Oracle where he served as Vice President of Development while based in London. At Oracle, he was responsible for the oversight of product delivery and platform architecture, scaling his team from 50 to 70 engineers with engineering talent retention in excess of 90 percent year over year. He also led acquisition integration across the company's lines of business including Legal, Procurement and R&D operations. Previously, Pavel served as Vice President of Engineering at Maxymiser where he defined the company's technology strategy, scaled architecture, engineering and platform operations to match business demand with 400 percent load growth over four years, in excess of 25 billion service requests per month in 2015. The company was sold to Oracle in 2015.