At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Sydney based CEO’ operating in the Human Resources space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Cofounder Co CEO of Pyn
Joris is the cofounder and co CEO of Pyn. Prior, Joris was the Chief People Officer at Atlassian, Squarespace and Typeform. Joris was responsible for winning numerous HR industry awards including the Human Capital Institute Award for HR Innovation and top rankings in the Great Places to Work Awards. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences.
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About Pyn: Pyn is a human resources company that helps companies to stay more engaged with their employees.
Co-Founder & CEO of Betterteam
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About Betterteam: Betterteam allows you to replace email and spreadsheets with a beautiful, easy to use, web based applicant tracking system
CEO, CTO & Co-Founder of Deputy
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About Deputy: Deputy is an employee management tool, simplifying scheduling, timesheets, tasks and workplace communication.
Co-founder/CEO of Curious Thing
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About Curious Thing: Conversational AI, SaaS, Natural Language Processing
Founder and CEO of Enboarder
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About Enboarder: Enboarder is a developer of an onboarding platform that allows employers to create engaging experiences for new employees.
CEO of ActionHRM
As co-founder of ActionHRM, Adam has developed a strong interest and understanding in Human Resource Management, and in particular how supporting technologies can be leveraged to increase efficiencies for the mid-market. Directing the overall business provides Adam a unique insight into Human Resource Management across all industry sectors in the mid-market. Adam also guides solutions design, implementation and support at ActionHRM. Adam started his career with a finance and accounting background and joined ActionHRM in 2003. While at university, Adam has previously worked at a chartered accounting firm, and on graduation from the University of Technology Sydney (B. Business, Major in Finance and Accounting) worked at JP Morgan.
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About ActionHRM: ActionHRM has been a pioneer of SaaS development since 2003 with its first HRM client in 2006 delivered from their own datacentre.
Founding CEO of Staybil
Richard is a patent-holding, former cardiology executive and engineer, revolutionising how the modern workforce travels in metro areas. In March 2019, he was a finalist in ACS TV series RiverPitch – featuring Australia’s top tech platforms; airing on Your Money. He founded Staybil in 2017, leading the company to achieve accolades including: 2018 ACS Disruptive Tech Platform of the Year, 2018 iAward Big Data Innovation of the Year, 2018 Pitch@Palace Sydney Winner, 2018 HR Innovation and Tech Fest Silver Medal, 2018 Anthill Magazine Silver Medal, 2017 Pitch X Winner; and awarded Jobs for NSW MVP and Department of Education NRIP grants.
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About Adiona, Staybil: Staybil is the first optimization software as a service that streamlines rather than complicates the process.
CEO, Executive Director and Co-founder of ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
Danny Lessem is the CEO, Executive Director and co-founder of ELMO. Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Danny is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy and delivering on growth objectives for the business. Danny also plays a key part in the day-to-day management of the Company’s operations and has been critical to the success of ELMO, including the strategy underpinning the development of the Company’s full suite of talent management software solutions. Danny has extensive experience in the technology industry having led SaaS companies for over 15 years in senior roles, including Compu Technologies where he was the CEO and was responsible for overseeing the transition of the Company’s primary business from a digital agency to an eLearning content provider. Danny holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL B.) and Bachelors of Arts and Law from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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About ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll: ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll offers an integrated cloud HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance solution.
Chief Executive Officer of Harrier Human Capital
Kelly has over 15 years of resourcing, outsourcing and HR consulting experience, with directorships at Hays, Randstad and Robert Walters, across four continents. She has an outstanding track record of leading teams which help multinationals achieve their strategic objectives through talent acquisition, employer branding and change management, often applying her expertise to shared services and multi-jurisdictional environments. Kelly is a graduate in Medical Science from the University of Portsmouth, and is an MBA graduate from the University of Southampton. She has previously been a non-executive director of the Human Resources Outsourcing Association (European Chapter), the global organisation for service providers and employers in HR outsourcing and transformation and has recently been appointed to the board of the Asia Pacific chapter.
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About Harrier Human Capital: Harrier Human Capital provides recruitment, strategic HR consulting and managed solutions.
Founder & CEO of myInterview
Benjamin Gillman is the Founder and CEO at MyInterview.
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About myInterview: Hire the right person for the job, with customised one-way video interviews that bring resumes to life.
Co-Founder and CEO of JobVibe
Founder of JobAdvisor.
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About JobVibe: JobVibe is a feedback app for teams to openly discuss the results and improve the way they work together.
CEO of EmployeeConnect
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About EmployeeConnect: EmployeeConnect continues to be one of the leading industry providers of innovative solutions.
CEO, Founder of triiyo
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About triiyo: Workplace transitions, powered by human connection
CEO of PayFields
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About PayFields: PayFields has developed the only true multi region/ currency / language and role payroll platform … currently applied in Dynamics AX