Leadership Team

World-Class Talent to Lead the Way

MICHAEL HENNESSY

Founder and CEO

Mike has been an industry innovator in recruiting technology for the past 15 years. In the late ‘90s, he conceived, designed and built the first web-based talent management system at HireSystems/BrassRing, now part of IBM Kenexa ─ still used today by scores of Fortune 500 companies. Mike founded SmashFly in 2007 to pioneer a new category of HR technology focused on managing candidate leads before they apply. He’s an expert in the recruitment marketing space and helps organizations leverage best-practice strategies and technologies to build out successful recruiting marketing programs and processes.
Prior to BrassRing, Mike was co-founder and CEO of Millennium Productions, an Internet ISP based in Cambridge, Mass., where he led the technology, sales and client services groups.

Mike’s LinkedIn.

 

SCOTT FOWLE

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Scott is SmashFly’s eyes and ears in the market — monitoring evolving trends in the HCM market, developing relationships with corporate and business development teams, while still contributing to our strategic global sales efforts on the largest, high growth opportunities with his team. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in technology, software, and business services, and he has held leadership positions with a variety of then-emergent HR solution providers, including CareerBuilder, Taleo, SuccessFactors and HireVue. Beyond his role as a sales leader, Scott is driven by the opportunity to strategically work with business leaders to help them attract, hire, develop, and retain the best people.

Scott’s LinkedIn.

 

THOM KENNEY

Chief Technology Officer

Thom leads the company’s product, engineering, and operations teams. Thom brings over 20 years of experience leading product and technology teams in high growth companies. As CTO, Thom will drive execution of the product and technology evolution to support aggressive growth as well as integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities into the platform to bring advanced personalization and targeting capabilities unlike anything else seen in the marketplace today. His experience in building transformative teams has resulted in significant market success most recently at LogMeIn and Applause.

Thom’s LinkedIn.

 

MARY GRACE HENNESSY

Chief Product Officer

Mary Grace is responsible for overseeing SmashFly’s product management team, and brings more than 15 years of leadership and experience in HR technology. Before joining SmashFly, Mary Grace was senior director of product management with Taleo. During her nine-year tenure, she managed the product management team, overseeing the launch and management of many of the company’s most successful products. She has helped many large organizations vet and optimize their recruiting strategies through better use of technology. Before Taleo, Mary Grace worked at BrassRing and was the founding product manager for its SaaS ATS solution.

Mary Grace’s LinkedIn.

 

MARISA LINARDOS

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 20 years of experience managing operations for high-growth technology companies and international consultancies, Marisa is responsible for leading SmashFly’s finance, human resource and administrative functions. Before joining SmashFly, Marisa was Chief Financial Officer at Basho Technologies, where she was instrumental in the company’s worldwide growth and obtaining several rounds of financing. Prior to Basho, Marisa held financial management positions at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), TIAX and Arthur D. Little.

Marisa’s LinkedIn.

 

TED RUSCITTI

Chief Customer Officer

Ted Ruscitti leads SmashFly’s customer success organization across education and training, technical services, account management and implementation. He’s been supporting enterprise customers in their implementation of SaaS-based software solutions for more than 15 years. After assembling and leading BrassRing’s original implementation team, Ted went on to scale his global organization to include all customer-facing, product-focused functions including training, technical consulting and BrassRing’s world-class support operation. Ted was BrassRing’s Vice President of Technical Services through the time it was acquired by Kenexa in 2006. Ted most recently served as Senior Director at Oracle over a global services practice for more than 3 years.

Ted’s LinkedIn.

 

Robert Mattson

Vice President of Marketing

Rob is responsible for leading the SmashFly marketing team with a focus on process and metric-driven marketing balanced with creativity and innovation. Starting his career in software development, Rob leverages his understanding of technology solutions and customer challenges to drive his focus on corporate storytelling. Rob has lead marketing teams in the technology space for over 20 years, with a focus on HCM solutions at companies such as ADP, Ceridian, and Workscape.

Rob’s LinkedIn.

 

ALEX WONG

Chief Operating Officer

Alex assists SmashFly with the development and implementation of strategies and business practices to drive high growth to its business. With over 10 years of high-tech startups, and over 20 years aligning operational and strategic changes with technology changes, Alex has deep experience driving company growth. Prior to SmashFly, Alex was the Chief Information Officer at Imprivata. Alex also held Chief Information Officer / Technology executive roles at Symbotic, Endeca, and Eaton Vance Management.

Alex’s LinkedIn.

 

Jeff Wilmot

Senior Vice President of Sales

Jeff leads Smashfly’s Global Sales and Operations, with a focus on growth and customer success. A proven Sales and Operations Executive, Jeff has over 17 years of experience leading Field Sales, Sales Operations, Inside Sales. Prior to joining SmashFly Jeff was the VP of Eastern US and Canadian Sales at Instart Logic, a Silicon Valley startup with over $140M in funding. Previously Jeff had a 15 year career at PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) where he led large Field Sales groups, Global Inside Sales, Sales Operations and was Country Manager for India while living in Bangalore. Jeff is a leader who is dedicated to building world-class sales teams and recruiting high caliber talent and providing an environment for them to offer unmatched customer success.

Jeff’s LinkedIn.