Us.

In a Nutshell.

We don’t generally talk about ourselves.
But since you asked, we’ll oblige.

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Hourly Hiring Simplified.


We’ve supported large companies with distributed hourly workforces for over 15 years and we’ve seen amazing results.  We are driven to simplify the frustrations of hourly hiring and bring confidence back to you, and your hiring managers’ hiring decisions and processes. It’s what gets us out of bed every day.

Our commitment to superior customer service and support remains unrivaled. And our dedication to delivering hourly candidates fast and with precision accuracy remains our constant focus.

Our customers, large and small, rely on us for real-time consultation on hiring best practices, latest recruitment innovations, and delivering higher quality candidates fast. We are continuously evolving our solutions and growing our expertise to empower hiring managers and human resources to compete in a highly demanding and competitive marketplace.

What We Accomplish


Having a hiring solution that includes the functionality you need is one thing but having a hiring solution that simplifies the hiring process, drives hiring decision with precision and accuracy and improves your bottom line is quite different. Bad hires lead to high employee turnover, low productivity, and poor customer experience. We believe paying for a talent acquisition system that doesn’t improve your business is wrong.

There’s more to recruiting and hiring than just an ATS.

Whether you are on our ATS or not, our solutions can empower you to overcome:

  • High separation and turnover costs
  • Loss of employee productivity
  • Increased hiring and replacement costs
  • Low employee morale
  • Continuously hiring the wrong candidates
  • Hiring guesswork and frustrations
  • Hiring bias and inequality in the decision-making process
Our Specialty

Most, if not all, recruitment and talent acquisition companies today focus on hiring as an all-encompassing machine—whether it’s salary or hourly employees you’re seeking. At Cadient Talent, we pride ourselves on specializing in hourly hiring and ensuring we are providing the tools and resources for our customers to find quality candidates quickly.

Our Industry Focus

While our footprint is expansive and crosses businesses of all sizes and industries, there are a few industries that get our increased attention. Why? Because their hourly hiring needs are expansive and their hunger for a simplified and accurate hourly hiring process is ten-fold based on business needs.

Learn More About Our Industries

Our Fearless Leaders


Jim Buchanan

Jim Buchanan

CEO

Jim Buchanan

CEO

Jim has spent the past fifteen years in executive management roles in the talent acquisition industry. Prior to Cadi... Read More

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Jim Buchanan

CEO

Jim has spent the past fifteen years in executive management roles in the talent acquisition industry. Prior to Cadient Talent, Jim co-founded Merlin Technologies, the parent company of Assess Systems, a human capital management company specializing in assessment software and solutions. Under his leadership, the company experienced significant growth and was acquired by a private equity firm in 2015.

Before Merlin, Jim was the CFO of Peopleclick, one of the first companies to offer an applicant tracking system serving a blue-chip customer base - including forty-nine of the Fortune 100 and more than a third of the Fortune 500. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University and his MBA at Indiana University.

“Despite having painfully ordinary basketball skills, I have a curious connection with the NBA. In college, I worked closely on a class project with Larry Bird, one of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History”! Then, much later, while working at a public company, one of our board members was David Stern, the NBA Commissioner!”

Tom Bright

Tom Bright

CTO

Tom Bright

CTO

Tom has many years of experience building leading global organizations and successful products and solutions. Prior ... Read More

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Tom Bright

CTO

Tom has many years of experience building leading global organizations and successful products and solutions. Prior to Cadient Talent, Tom was the CEO of Field2Base, a leading mobile field service solutions company whose intuitive digital forms platform allows companies to digitize any paper forms and go paperless in just days.

Before Field2Base, Tom served as COO of Peopleclick, Inc., one of the first companies to offer an applicant tracking system serving a blue-chip customer base - including forty-nine of the Fortune 100 and more than a third of the Fortune 500. Tom was instrumental in the successful acquisition of Peopleclick to Bedford Partners. Tom grew up just north of Boston, where he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts – and his Boston accent.

“I have a passion for coaching fastpitch softball at an elite level, and I’ve helped many of my players receive athletic and academic scholarships to their dream schools!”

Bob Cotton

Bob Cotton

CFO

Bob Cotton

CFO

Bob has thirty years of financial and business performance management experience with both public and p... Read More

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Bob Cotton

CFO

Bob has thirty years of financial and business performance management experience with both public and private companies, ranging in size from small to mid-market to Fortune 500. Bob is a key player in managing the overall achievement of corporate goals and objectives and blending larger strategic planning with active involvement in day-to-day operations.

Before joining Cadient Talent, Bob played a leading role directing general finance, accounting, FP&A, legal, and human resource functions. Bob has expertise in handling financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions and private equity financing, managing internal finance and operations, treasury, and FX management. His software expertise includes software and services pricing, deal structuring and contract negotiation, and Software Industry Technical Accounting Standards.

“I’ve water-skied in 1 ocean, 2 Seas, and 3 Rivers – can you guess which?”

Stuart Nisbet

Stuart Nisbet

Chief Data Scientist

Stuart Nisbet

Chief Data Scientist

Before joining Cadient Talent, Stuart spent 30 years at SAS, where he was most recently head of research and de... Read More

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Stuart Nisbet

Chief Data Scientist

Before joining Cadient Talent, Stuart spent 30 years at SAS, where he was most recently head of research and development and a leader in applications of SAS technology for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning. Stuart directed a global team responsible for the strategic development and management of SAS Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Customer Intelligence, DevOps, UX/UI, and Data Management solutions. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NC State University.

Stuart is transforming Cadient’s machine learning capabilities into visual representations of data to provide organizations with a clearer picture of their hiring needs. He also oversees the analytics that augment the uniquely human role in the hiring process, to support each phase of the hiring journey.

Michelle Barry

Michelle Barry

VP, Engineering

Michelle Barry

VP, Engineering

Michelle is a results-driven software engineering manager skilled at delivering high-performance, mul... Read More

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Michelle Barry

VP, Engineering

Michelle is a results-driven software engineering manager skilled at delivering high-performance, multi-million-dollar web applications built in SaaS architecture for Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Cadient Talent, Michelle held several leadership roles at PeopleFluent, culminating in her role as Senior Vice President. She oversaw their SaaS-based talent acquisition applications suite, providing market-leading recruiting workflow, onboarding, interview scheduling, and contact management modules.

Michelle has also held technical, managerial roles at Plurimus, Keane, Ciber, and Computer Associates. She holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Kent State University and currently serves on the board of MDLive.

“I once tried to beat the Guinness Book of World Records time for solving a Rubik’s Cube and came up three seconds short of beating the record!”

Mark Long

Mark Long

VP, Sales

Mark Long

VP, Sales

Mark has over 20 years of sales experience, with the last 16 years being spent in the talent acquisition and ta... Read More

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Mark Long

VP, Sales

Mark has over 20 years of sales experience, with the last 16 years being spent in the talent acquisition and talent management industry. Prior to Cadient Talent, Mark was with Jobvite, a provider of talent acquisition solutions, where he was responsible for building and driving the sales function with a focus on the mid-enterprise space. Under Mark’s leadership, Jobvite added over 100 mid-enterprise clients.

Prior to Jobvite, Mark worked for SilkRoad Technology, a provider of talent acquisition and human capital management solutions. Mark was a founding member of SilkRoad and helped build and lead each sales function, growing the company from 10 employees to over 500 at its peak. Mark held multiple leadership roles at SilkRoad, including SVP of Sales. He was in charge of all aspects of their North American Sales Division. With a team of over 55 sales professionals, Mark helped SilkRoad grow into a leading provider of HCM solutions.

I am an avid sports fan, particularly baseball. I love the dynamics that either make or break a team and how a team of people working together to a mutual goal is always stronger than any single individual regardless of talent.

Nicky Peele

Nicky Peele

VP, Marketing

Nicky Peele

VP, Marketing

Nicky has over twenty years of experience in marketing and operations on both the corporate and agency side of the b... Read More

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Nicky Peele

VP, Marketing

Nicky has over twenty years of experience in marketing and operations on both the corporate and agency side of the business. Prior to joining Cadient, Nicky spent seven years in leadership positions with ALPHA Marketing, supporting global clients such as Lenovo, DHL, and Samsung. On the corporate side, Nicky has held a number of senior marketing positions at an array of software, mobile app, and high-tech companies.

Nicky serves her community as a volunteer for The First Tee of the Triangle, a children’s non-profit that teaches life skills and builds better people through the game of golf.

“I’ve been an avid sailor since childhood, and over the years, I’ve captained my best girlfriends on a number of exciting bareboat charters. To date we’ve enjoyed over ten “Girls Gone Sailing” voyages throughout the Caribbean and the Bahamas.”

Jon Puckett

Jon Puckett

VP, Customer Success

Jon Puckett

VP, Customer Success

Jon has over twenty years of experience in delivering talent management software solutions to enterprise and SMB cus... Read More

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Jon Puckett

VP, Customer Success

Jon has over twenty years of experience in delivering talent management software solutions to enterprise and SMB customers. At Cadient Talent, Jon is responsible for retention, product adoption, and the long-term success of Cadient Talent's customers, including Implementations, Training, Professional Services, Customer Success Management, Account Management, and Technical Support.

Prior to Cadient Talent, Jon spent twelve years with the Talent Acquisition division of Kronos where he built professional services and account management teams while leading customer renewals. Prior to Kronos, Jon worked for Unicru and Decision Point Systems. Jon received his BA in Business and Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University.

"As a major Portland Trail Blazer fan, I was once part of a reality TV show centered on the selection of the Portland Trail Blazers dance team! While, unfortunately, all my footage was left on the cutting room floor, it was a great experience and I remain a diehard Trail Blazer fan. Go Blazers!!"