Avature Wins Gold In The 2019 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

NEW YORK, DUBLIN & JACKSONVILLE, FL. (December 17, 2019) – Avature, a leading enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for excellence in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology (TA) category for its Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Avature ATS enables organizations such as Ikea, KPMG and Tesla to bring their strategic talent acquisition vision to life with a flexible solution that combines modern web technology with powerful customization and automation.

Taking into account criteria such as unique differentiators of the solution, its breakthrough innovation and the benefits customers can expect to experience thanks to the technology, the panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, as well as Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives, made the decision to award Avature ATS the highest accolade within its category.

Another important factor behind their decision was the collective results achieved by clients since implementing Avature ATS. For example, US mass media company CBS reduced application drop-off rate by 39% while CBRE, the global real estate services company, reduced hiring costs by 18 percent and improved quality of hire by 15 percent.

“Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are at the forefront of technology innovation. Our program evaluates not just the solution itself, but the benefit to the human capital management function, the business and the customer. That is the ultimate differentiator – whether the technology has a positive business impact. Technology Award winners pass that test with flying colors,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program.

Dimitri Boylan, CEO of Avature, commented on the win, “We are dedicated to delivering the HCM technology our customers need to excel in the new world of work. With 36% of revenue invested in R&D, innovation is embedded at the heart of our organization.

Delivering a solution that solves the complex talent acquisition challenges of our customers requires true partnership and agile development that is driven both internally and by the organizations that we support. We are continuously pushing advancements in our technology and I’m delighted that this has been recognized on an industry level by Brandon Hall Group.”

Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, added, “An Excellence Award also validates the vision of the technology development team, the wisdom of the company’s investment in the solution, and the value the technology brings to the end-user”.

With an ambitious roadmap of new functionality for 2020, Avature ATS will continue to push the boundaries for Talent Acquisition Technology.


About Avature

Avature is a highly configurable enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management and the leading provider of CRM technology for recruiting globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature brings consumer-grade internet technology and innovation to HCM software. Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, campus & events recruiting, employee referral management, social onboarding, branded employee engagement, employee mobility, workforce optimization, contingent workforce management and performance management.

Used by 110 of the Fortune 500 in more than 164 countries and 32 languages, Avature delivers services from its private cloud located in data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and from the public cloud vendors. Avature has offices in Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Munich, New York, Paris and Shenzhen. Learn more at www.avature.net or follow @Avature.


About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (www.brandonhall.com).


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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.