Jim Perry, Chief Executive Officer

Jim is an entrepreneur and seasoned executive who is the CEO and co-founder of viaPeople. He began his career working for global financial services companies, such as Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Barclays Bank. He also worked in several venture backed companies. Jim used his years of experience in leading people in large and small firms to create the strategy and vision for viaPeople.

Jim’s vision was to create a Human Resources software company with a unique business model. Rather than follow the crowds into building standard software that was the same for everyone, viaPeople works with their customers to build the software that matches their unique culture. The focus has always been on using domain knowledge and subject matter expertise to build a technology platform that was flexible and easy to use with unprecedented service quality.

viaPeople has become a trusted partner to globally recognized companies who are using the viaPeople software across the enterprise to assess talent and to develop great leaders.  The viaPeople business model has become an integral part of their customers Human Resources tool box.  The best validation of a successful business model is long tenured relationships with customers who refer viaPeople to others and continue to rely on viaPeople for their continued growth. viaPeople has become the vendor of choice for many of the most demanding companies across multiple industries.

In addition to his leadership experience, Jim is an avid woodcarver, judo player and hiker.

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