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Employ Announces Steve Cox as CEO

Accomplished Technology and Operations Executive to Lead Employ through Next Phase of Growth and Evolution

Employ Inc., comprehensive provider of purpose-built recruiting and talent acquisition technologies and parent company of JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO, today announces the appointment of Steve Cox as CEO, effective April 1, 2024. Cox succeeds former CEO, Pete Lamson.

Cox brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in guiding business growth and technological innovation. Attributable to his deep experience with high-growth organizations and senior leadership roles in operations, customer experience and IT, Cox has an established track record of successfully developing and implementing strategies to scale complex organizations.

“Employ is unique in its human-centered approach to recruiting,” said Steve Cox, CEO at Employ Inc. “We have seen first-hand the impact that hiring challenges can have on organizations. Each candidate, each customer, each partner and each hire made is deeply personal, and connecting the right companies with the right candidates is essential to our success. As a leader who prioritizes people above all other, this is an ideal role. I look forward to carrying on our people-first mission.”

Cox added, “I am equally as excited about partnering with K1 Investment Management and Vik Verma, our newly appointed Chairman of the Board. Together, their proven track record of helping businesses scale and drive growth will help us build on Employ’s strong foundation, to accelerate and reimagine the talent acquisition experience.”

Ron Cano, Managing Partner, K1 Investment Management said, “With the creation of Employ, we brought together JazzHR, Lever, Jobvite and NXTThing RPO to address talent acquisition needs throughout the entire lifecycle of a company, serving small businesses through enterprise. Employ is focused on helping recruiters and hiring managers match the best people and job opportunities this is critical to maximize the potential of individuals and organizations. Steve is an accomplished technology executive and leader who will empower Employ to realize this next phase of growth and uncover more opportunities for employees and customers.”

Cano continued, “On behalf of the Employ Board of Directors, I want to thank Pete Lamson for putting Employ on a path to success for the past eight years. He has been instrumental in the transformation journey of Employ, and we are grateful for the leadership he has provided and the influence he has had across expanded capabilities, market share growth and increased profitability.”