HireVue, the global video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools provider announced the appointment of Damon Pal as Head of Asia Pacific. The newly created role comes as the company sets its eyes on further APAC growth in line with the growing demand for Artificial Intelligence, video interviewing and assessment tools in the region.
What does Pal bring HireVue in the new role?
Pal brings over 20 years of cross-market expertise to the role, leading sales divisions across ANZ, North America and South East Asia. In his most recent role, Damon held the position of Director of Enterprise Solutions in Australasia & SE Asia at HRS Group. Prior to HRS, he held senior leadership positions at companies including Expedia Group, Epsilon and Ebay.
Growth in the Asia Pacific region has always been an important strategic goal for HireVue. This year, the company, that works with local brands including Lion and Ampol, experienced more than 11% Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) growth in the region when compared to 2021, with a total increase of 133% over the past four years (2018 vs 2022). The company also recently hit a significant global milestone amassing 32 million interviews to date.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?
Anthony Reynolds, CEO of HireVue said: “While the APAC’s recent border closures have had a significant impact on the local skills shortage, HireVue has been at the forefront, providing hiring managers and employers across the globe with end-to-end solutions that help them to keep pace with industry changes. One of the key outcomes has been an increased adoption of AI video interviewing and tech across the APAC, resulting in strong growth for HireVue.”
“We are delighted to be announcing Damon’s new role as part of our continued commitment to expansion within the region. Through his expertise, we are confident that Damon will play a key role in bringing HireVue to the next stage of growth on the global expansion journey.”
Damon Pal said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role as HireVue’s Head of Asia Pacific as the company steps into its next phase of growth in the APAC. Expanding HireVue’s footprint in the APAC region presents an exciting opportunity and challenge to which I was particularly drawn. Helping businesses to find the best talent for their company while navigating the cultural nuances and local languages that exist within the region is my primary goal.”
“Having been on both the employer and candidate side of the HireVue coin, I have experienced the industry standard-setting technology that goes into eliminating bias first-hand. I am excited to grow the use of a platform that enables diversity and equity at this high standard across the APAC region, and look forward to working with the HireVue team, customers and partners to elevate the company’s presence in the region,” Damon concluded.