Here are this week's need-to-know hiring announcements

by Sam Dewey
January 6, 2016

Since the new year, Chicago’s tech scene has had its fair share of senior level hires. It can be difficult to keep a pulse on hiring announcements, so to help you keep things straight, here’s a quick look at the ever-changing who’s who — and who’s where — of Chicago tech. 


cleverbridge brings on new chief financial officer

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, a billing provider for e-commerce and subscription services, announced the appointment of a new CFO in Dieter Dehlke this week. Dehlke brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting and will take over responsibility for all of cleverbridge’s financial growth. cleverbridge is headquartered in Cologne but has a large presence in Chicago.

“I am excited to join the cleverbridge team and be a part of a global brand built on German engineering, American ingenuity and industry-leading e-commerce and subscription billing solutions,” said Dehlke in a statement. “cleverbridge has achieved tremendous year-over-year financial growth over the last 10 years and is in a great position strategically to do the same in the coming years. I’m looking forward to helping carry that momentum forward.”


Lisa Killeen joins DRIVIN as vice president of sales

This week,

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— an online marketplace that helps used car dealers quickly buy and sell the models they want or need most — appointed Lisa Killeen as vice president of sales. Killeen, whose resume includes stints at LinkedIn and CareerBuilder, will head strategic direction and management of all sales and business development — including the rollout of DRIVIN across 20 new markets in 2016.

“I’m thrilled to join DRIVIN’s dynamic team during such a pivotal, growth period,” Killeen said in a statement. “DRIVIN is positively impacting dealers by helping them source and manage their used car inventory more efficiently to meet local consumer demand, and I’m excited to help DRIVIN expand into new markets and establish key dealer partnerships.”


Yello appoints four sales executives to drive growth and expand to new markets

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, a Chicago-based innovator in the recruitment software space, has welcomed a cohort of new sales executives to its fast-growing team: Corey Epperly as Southeast regional vice president; Dionne Rodrigues Healy as West Coast regional vice president; Michael Megerian as group vice president, Account Management; and Scott Schoenick as Midwest regional vice president.

“Yello’s plan for sustainable growth involves building a strategic and geographically diverse sales team to expand our ability to reach more companies looking to innovate how they source and hire talent,” said Jason Weingarten, CEO of Yello, in a statement. “I am pleased to welcome Corey, Dionne, Michael and Scott to the Yello team. Their combined expertise and proven business results will be instrumental in bringing our solutions to more employers across the country.”


Smart Chicago adds Suzy Connor to its staff

Smart Chicago, a civic organization that aims to use technology to improve lives in Chicago, this week announced they’ve brought on Suzy Connor as a consultant for a number of initiatives, including a Youth-Led tech program and a CPS digital arts career academy.

“Suzy’s work over the years aligns perfectly with Smart Chicago’s work to improve lives in Chicago through technology mission,” the organization wrote in a blog post. “We’re excited about combining her professional expertise, experience, and networks in creative youth development & juvenile justice with our emerging models around civic engagement.”

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