Recognized human capital industry champion, investor and advisor will assist with growth initiatives
PHILADELPHIA, June 9, 2015
gr8 People Inc., the leading provider of Collaborative Recruiting Software has announced the addition of Bill Filip of Delancey Street Partners (DSCP) to its Board of Directors.
“We are very excited to add Bill to our Board of Directors. Bill brings an excellent record of success, a great reputation and vast knowledge of the human capital technology space. His advanced thinking and industry knowledge will be an outstanding asset to gr8 People as we continue to grow and redefine how the modern world recruits talent”, said Diane Smith, CEO of gr8 People.
Filip is a founder and Managing Director of DSCP and leads the company’s efforts in Business, Technology and Healthcare Services, and Merchant Banking. He is a senior investment banking professional and private equity investor with deep experience in venture capital, growth equity/buyout investments, public equity, and mergers and acquisitions advisory. Filip has a leading reputation in the business and technology services sector with very strong experience in human capital technology, professional services and staffing, business process outsourcing, financial services and technology, consumer/business internet, SaaS technology, and healthcare services.
Prior to DSCP, Filip was a founder and one of the original partners of Baird Venture Partners (BVP), where he directed the firm's Business Services sector and shared additional senior-level responsibilities including all aspects of fund formation, team recruitment, internal processes, investment strategy and execution, and portfolio oversight. Prior to helping form BVP, Filip was an investment banker for Robert W. Baird & Co., assisting clients in completing corporate finance transactions including raising public and private equity and completing various M&A transactions.
Some of Filip’s investing and Board of Directors experience includes: HireRight, Pinstripe, PayChoice, ClickFuel, TomoTherapy, High Street Partners, InsideTrack, ALI Solutions, SmartTime Software, Everdream and GlobalPay, among others.
“gr8 People is a break-out leader in the next generation of Human Capital Technology. When you combine serial entrepreneurs with deep industry expertise like gr8 People founders Diane Smith and Jayne Kettles, with disruptive innovation, you can transform a market and build a dynamic company,” said Filip. “Today, every company hires but they are at a disadvantage when they have no choice but to piece together disconnected recruiting systems and tools such as CRM, Brand/Marketing, ATS, Mobile, and Collaboration. gr8 People has separated itself from the pack with the first all-in-one collaborative recruiting platform - it’s one of a kind – a real game changer.”
A resident of Philadelphia, Filip has an MBA from Wharton and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.
About gr8 PEOPLE
gr8 People is Redefining How the Modern World Recruits Talent offering the First All-in-One Collaborative Recruiting Platform. A Platform where recruiters cultivate, collaborate, engage and hire in a single solution. A platform that crosses workforces, nations, and time zones creating a fluid recruiting environment of continuous communication, information and enterprise productivity. Along with its vast industry experience the founders of gr8 People were also the founders of VirtualEdge, Talent Management Software acquired by Automated Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP). Learn more at www.gr8people.com
About Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC
Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC (DSCP) is the merchant banking affiliate of Delancey Street Partners, LLC (DSP), an independent, industry-focused investment bank based in Philadelphia, PA. DSP provides strategic advisory, capital raising and independent board advice. DSCP provides growth capital to partner companies as well as manages broader strategic fund-raising initiatives and provides other advisory services. Learn more at www.delanceystreetpartners.com