talentReef's Proven and Passionate Leadership

With 100+ years combined experience in the HR Software and SaaS Industry, our Leadership Team is your proven trusted advisor. Meet the people behind the passion and focus that drives our innovation, thought leadership, and customer success.
Dave Walters

Dave Walters

CFO

Dave is the CFO of talentReef where he leads the Company’s financial and administrative functions with a strong emphasis on achieving top decile SaaS performance and financial metrics.

Dave is the CFO of talentReef where he leads the Company’s financial and administrative functions with a strong emphasis on achieving top decile SaaS performance and financial metrics.

Prior to talentReef, Dave was John's first hire at IQNavigator as Chief Financial Officer, and was directly involved in scaling the company from start-up to the Number 1 market leader in contingent workforce managment with a ten-fold increase in revenues, hundreds of employees, and software successfully deployed into 44 countries. In June, 2008, Dave led the sale of IQNavigator to a major Billion dollar private equity group for $143 Million (a 5.2x multiple of revenue).

Prior to his experience with Human Capital Management technology companies, Dave worked for John Malone's TCI Ventures Group and KPMG.

Dave received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Southern California, where he also earned his CPA certification.

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Tim Leonard

CMO

Tim is the Chief Marketing Officer of talentReef, where he is passionate and focused 24x7 leading the Company's product management, innovation, and corporate marketing & communications business units.

Tim is the Chief Marketing Officer of talentReef, where he is passionate and focused 24x7 leading the Company's product management, innovation, and corporate marketing & communications business units.

Tim is a proven software visionary and entrepeneur with 25 years of software/SaaS experience in the HR, Recruiting, and Talent Management systems space. Tim was the founder of the leading Social Recruiting platform - TalentReef in 2009. Prior to this, Tim founded a hyper-growth recruiting firm - Clear Hire; and also held numerous executive roles at leading tech companies: Sybase and Watchfire.

Tim received his Degree from Boston University.

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Jonathan Lucero

SVP Technology

Jonathan Lucero is the SVP of Technology at talentReef and oversees the entire Technology Team including Development, Quality Assurance, and IT Operations.

Jonathan Lucero is the SVP of Technology at talentReef and oversees the entire Technology Team including Development, Quality Assurance, and IT Operations.

Since joining talentReef, Jonathan has expanded the full HCM product suite for Social Recruiting and Talent Management system product capabilities including: Recruiting, ATS, Onboarding, Training & Development, Performance Management, and Analytics, along with major infrastructure and scalability investments and UX design enhancement.

Jonathan is a proven technology leader and SaaS pioneer having built the market-leading, contingent workforce management system platform at IQNavigator from 2000 to 2014. He was responsible for scaling and deploying the IQN software platform into 144 countries and 5.2 million users.

Jonathan received his BS in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Joe Poxson

SVP Global Client Success

Joe is the Senior Vice President of Global Client Success, responsible for managing talentReef's world-class implementation & training teams, and field operations.

Joe is the Senior Vice President of Global Client Success, responsible for managing talentReef's world-class implementation & training teams, and field operations.

Joe joined talentReef at the time of recapitalization, and has delivered triple digit increases in new customer activations and implementation revenue results for 8 consecutive quarters.  Joe has increased implementation headcount by 500% since he joined talentReef to achieve these results; and has authored proven change management programs and rapid implementation methodologies for consistency and scalability.

Prior to talentReef, Joe spent 10 years at IQNavigator in various capacities including customer care, account management and implementation leadership roles. He was directly responsible for global Fortune 500 project management and numerous succesful HR software implementations.

Joe holds a BSBA in Information Systems from the University of Colorado.

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Chris Seeger

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Chris leads talentReef's worldwide salesforce and revenue initiatives. Chris has more than 25 years of sales management experience in delivering Human Capital Management and SaaS solutions to a wide range of industries. 

Chris leads talentReef's worldwide salesforce and revenue initiatives. Chris has more than 25 years of sales management experience in delivering Human Capital Management and SaaS solutions to a wide range of industries. 

Under Chris’ leadership, the talentReef sales team has produced a five-fold increase in sales bookings, including hundreds of new corporate brands from multiple Service Industry sectors since he joined the company in 2013. Further, he has upshifted the sales team by ten-fold since the recapitalization.  

Previously, Chris was Vice President of Sales for Peoplefluent, a Human Capital Management software firm. Prior to his role at Peoplefluent, Chris held numerous sales management positions with market-leading companies such as Oracle, Salesforce.com, Siebel Systems, and Saba.

Chris received his degree from Western Michigan University.

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Joe DiPaulo

SVP Product Management

Joe DiPaulo is the SVP of Product Management at talentReef. Joe brings 15 years of product vision, product design, and successful product launch experience with cloud-based Human Capital Management software. 

Joe DiPaulo is the SVP of Product Management at talentReef. Joe brings 15 years of product vision, product design, and successful product launch experience with cloud-based Human Capital Management software. 

At talentReef, Joe has led the Go-to-Market product launch and expanded platform capabilities focused on User Experience v2.0, Talent Management and Analytics; including Training & Development, Performance Management, and Employee Engagement.  

Prior to talentReef, Joe was the Vice President of Product Management and formerly VP of Global Implementation Services at IQNavigator, the market leading contingent workforce management software company.

Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College.

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Brienne Aletto

VP Industry Solutions

Brienne Aletto is the Vice President of Industry Solutions, responsible for working with strategic clients, business partners, and key industry leaders to ensure talentReef delivers on market leading product innovation and solution design.  

Brienne Aletto is the Vice President of Industry Solutions, responsible for working with strategic clients, business partners, and key industry leaders to ensure talentReef delivers on market leading product innovation and solution design.  

Brienne joined talentReef at the time of recapitalization, and has been a driving force behind product vision, micro feature enhancements, and significant sales and revenue growth. 

Prior to talentReef, Brienne spent five years at IQNavigator in numerous roles ranging from customer care, account management, and solutions consulting focused on major contingent workforce management issues in the Fortune 500.

Brienne holds a BA in Marketing and Communications from Miami University of Ohio.

Brad Swingruber

VP Sales

Brad Swingruber is Vice President of North American Sales, responsible for leading the Major Account Salesforce at talentReef. He has been a top performer in the Southeast region for talentReef’s Sales organization for several years.

Brad Swingruber is Vice President of North American Sales, responsible for leading the Major Account Salesforce at talentReef. He has been a top performer in the Southeast region for talentReef’s Sales organization for several years. Brad has 7 years of HCM/Payroll industry experience having worked at ADP prior to talentReef.   Brad holds a BA in History and Economics from Emory University.

Ben Jubenville

VP Global Implementation

Ben is Vice President of Global Implementation at talentReef, where he leads a large team of HCM software experts through Implementation, Activation, Training, and Change Management.

Ben is Vice President of Global Implementation at talentReef, where he leads a large team of HCM software experts through Implementation, Activation, Training, and Change Management. Ben is a 12-year veteran of high-growth, global implementation services where he spent 10 years working with John Raeder at his past HCM company- IQNavigator.  Ben has been instrumental in achieving a 500% increase in annualized revenue run rate for the implementation team.   Ben holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. 

Chris Newman

VP Strategic Accounts

Chris Newman is Vice President of Strategic Accounts, responsible for managing talentReef’s VIP accounts and Customer Operations team. He has 5 years of HCM Software, Major Account Management, and Leadership experience.

Chris Newman is Vice President of Strategic Accounts, responsible for managing talentReef’s VIP accounts and Customer Operations team. He has 5 years of HCM Software, Major Account Management, and Leadership experience. Prior to talentReef, Chris worked at IQNavigator leading multiple major accounts.

Chris received his BA in Business Administration and Psychology from DePauw University.