bob is a group of people who love using technology to change things for the better, making the most of the opportunity to use technology to sort the management of people. Most businesses are still using 20 year-old spreadsheet tech to manage their staff, after all.
We saw businesses struggling to administer benefits (like auto-enrolment) and having little or no relationship with those who were doing it for them. And we saw existing software that looked like it should have died in the ‘80s; which nobody had any love for. Human Resources didn’t feel very human and, from a tech perspective, felt pretty unloved. So we asked some simple questions and set about answering them.
• Could we put everything in one place and not on ten spreadsheets?
• Could we integrate HR and Benefits (seems obvious right)?
• Could we use your existing data to sort your auto-enrolment needs?
• Could we get new staff to enter all their details (once) and do it before they even join?
• Could we help define and shape the natural cultures that exist in a business?
• Could we help retain staff by making sure they engage with their benefits, rather than forgetting about them?
• Could we create a brand that people would love? That CEOs believe helps their business grow. That CFOs know saves them time and money. That gives HR teams back a big chunk of their time and helps staff feel closer to their business and stay for longer?
We simply wanted to Sort All The People Stuff for smart modern businesses that love their staff. And we’re excited that you’re reading this because, if any of the above resonates, then we think you’ll love bob.
MEET OUR MANAGEMENT
Ronni has over 25 years of experience in multinational, hi-tech companies. Prior to setting up hibob, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley based Bessemer Venture Partners. He's the strategic advisor and co-founder of Team8 Cyber Security, a powerhouse developing disruptive tech in the cyber security space. Ronni was also the co-founder and CEO of Cotendo, a content delivery network which in 2012, just four years after it was founded, was acquired by Akamai in a $300m. Ronni has a BA in History and Educational Management from Tel Aviv University, and a MA in Organisational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University.He's currently living in Tel Aviv with his wife and four children.
Israel has over 20 years of experience in technology and product development. Hes a former Executive Vice President of Technology at Kenshoo, the global leader in agile marketing technology. He oversaw research, product development and Saas operations. Prior to setting up hibob, Israel spent several years in Silicon Valley working for industry leading software companies, including the likes of Vmware, HP and Mercury, where he oversaw and implemented long-term strategies for product development. Israel holds a BA in Maths and Computer Sciences from Bar-Ilan University, as well as an MBA from Ben-Gurion University. He lives with his wife and three children in Israel.
Andy has more than 25 years of experience in strategic brand building, and has helped define, shape and launch some of the world's biggest and most innovative brands, including the likes of Coca-Cola and Spotify. He's a former Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Splendid Communications, Strategy Director at creative hotshop Mother and prior to setting up hibob Andy had spent several years advising VC and startups in Silicon Valley and Israel. Andy holds a BA in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Greenwich. He lives in London with his wife, two children and eight bikes.
Amit has more than 15 years of experience in product and user interface design, and has leveraged her extensive background in communications, video and photography to develop and manage great products. Shes previously held various senior product positions, including WIX, VP of Product at Duda, the leading DIY website builder, and Head of Product at ooVoo, the free video chat and messaging service . Prior to setting up hibob, Amit co-founded Vikido, safe social network for children. Amit has a first degree in Photography and Cultural studies from Kamera Obscora, and is currently living in Israel with her two daughters.
Noa has over 15 years of business development, strategy and acquisition marketing experience in the online industry. She is passionate about building and developing businesses, strategic partnerships and sales channels from inception to $100M's in revenue. Before joining bob, Noa spent 6 years in the UK building and developing strategic partnerships in EMEA and in the UK for leading brands like Google and Barclays Bank. She has a lot of experience working with and advising to Israeli startups and is a mentor for startups in the Microsoft Accelerator. Noa has a BA in Economics from The Hebrew University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Ori Succary, our Chief Design Officer, has more than 25 years of experience in fusing design, uncompromising usability, ergonomics and functionality in multidisciplinary business sectors such as technology, museums, media, human rights and traditional arts. He is a true combination of a talented strategist, a true artist and a thinker. Prior to joining bob, he ran a privately held creative studio servicing many successful startups, as well as established clients such as Intel, Microsoft etc. He lives in Ramat Gan with his wife and 3 kids.
Amos has over 20 years of international business development, sales strategy and channel management in the high-tech industry. He has held various senior business management positions, including, Regional channel management at Check Point (NSDQ: CHKP), Director of sales at Commtouch (NSDQ: CTCH) and later on co-founded a data security distribution company representing world leader security solution brands. Prior to setting up hibob, Amos joined the founding team of an innovative content delivery Network (CDN) and served as the EMEA VP of sales. Later on, Cotendo had been acquired by Akamai (NSDQ: AKAM), A cloud platform provider world leader and served as their Sr. Director Channel Sales in Europe. Amos studied Civil engineering in the Technion Israel's institute of technology.
Sharon Argov is a serial entrepreneur - at just 16 she began her entrepreneurial career, selling lemonade to thirsty beach-goers stuck in traffic outside Tel Aviv in Israel. At 21, she started a short-term rentals business in Spain (pre-Airbnb!). Eventually she sold to German tourist operators. In the last decade, Sharon has honed her skills as an online marketing expert in various industries. She played an integral role in 888 holdings which floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of $1.5 billion in 2005. She has also run her own boutique marketing agency, helping online brands and start-ups in all phase's monetise their business models and building efficient user's acquisition strategy. Prior to HiBob Sharon was the CEO and Founder of Fundbird.co.uk a unite platform that helps small business in the UK find funding solution and access to capital (acquired).
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ronni has over 25 years of experience in multinational, hi-tech companies. Prior to setting up hibob, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley based Bessemer Venture Partners. He's the strategic advisor and co-founder of Team8 Cyber Security, a powerhouse developing disruptive tech in the cyber security space. Ronni was also the co-founder and CEO of Cotendo, a content delivery network which in 2012, just four years after it was founded, was acquired by Akamai in a $300m. Ronni has a BA in History and Educational Management from Tel Aviv University, and a MA in Organisational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University. He's currently living in Tel Aviv with his wife and four children.
Adam is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners which he joined 2007. He focuses on investments in Israel and Europe across multiple technology sectors, from pre-revenue, early stage startups to expansion stage, growth companies. Over the last decade, his investments have resulted in more than 14 IPO and M&A exits, in sectors including SMB SaaS, consumer internet, and other areas.
We are incredibly proud to announce that Lady Barbara Judge joined hibob to chair our board of directors as of August 2016. Having started her career as a lawyer, Lady Judge quickly became the first ever female partner of a Law Firm on Wall Street, then head of the SEC and today is seen as a huge supporter and advocate of UK business with her role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors and as ambassador for UKTI. Lady Barbara has also just finished her tenure as Chairman of the Pension Protection Fund, so she is uniquely positioned to help us ensure that we are delivering the most effective solution for Pensions Auto-Enrolment and other Benefits in the UK.