Indianapolis Business Journal | 2020 CTO of the Year: Jared Adams

By Tom Harton

Senior vice president of product engineering, Jobvite


Major company achievements during tenure

Jobvite serves thousands of customers—including Ingram Micro, Schneider Electric, Premise Health, and Blizzard Entertainment—across a wide range of industries with its talent acquisition and recruiting tools. Its Jobvite Talent Acquisition Suite weaves together automation and intelligence to increase recruiting speed, quality and cost-effectiveness. Adams was integral in the growth of Jobvite’s predecessor, Canvas, from a startup with a handful of clients to working with hundreds of companies, including Fortune 500 firms on the East Coast and in Silicon Valley and France. Recently, Adams led the technical integration of four separate companies that were combined to create Jobvite, an efficient integration that dramatically shifted the company’s growth trajectory and profitability. Adams has been instrumental in Jobvite’s recent advancements on the artificial intelligence front with machine learning and sentiment analysis, as well as analytics. “We’re finding ways to thrive through a pandemic,” Adams said. He is a key adviser and stakeholder in all areas of company management and directly manages a team of 120. As Jobvite CEO Aman Brar said in his nomination of Adams, “Nothing gets done without Jared’s input.”

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