HR Open Standards Consortium Announces 2022 Board of Directors

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HR Open Standards Consortium, the only global network of HR technology professionals committed to leading the ongoing development of global HR interoperability standards, has announced its Board of Directors for 2022. The volunteer Board contributes their technical and business acumen to guide the organization in its vision, to establish HR Open Standards as an industry leader, and promote board collaboration through networking and thought leadership.

We’re excited to expand our board with two new members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our work,” said HR Open Standards Executive Director, Jim Ireland. “HR Open works to ensure our leadership represents a variety of experts from across the HR data landscape and our newest board members are no exception. We look forward to an exciting year.”

Newly elected to the Board of Directors are:

  • Ian Davidson, Chief Growth Officer, iDatafy
  • Ansel Parikh, Co-Founder, Finch

Re-elected members include Andrew Cunsolo, Jim Elder, and Leslie Erwin. Continuing their two-year terms are Bon Idziak, Jason Sole, Ingolf Teetz, and Jan-Willem van der Boom. The 2022 elected officers include Leslie Erwin, President and Chairman; Andrew Cunsolo, Secretary; and Bon Idziak, Treasurer.

Biographies for the 2022 HR Open Standards Board of Directors:

Andrew Cunsolo, Senior Director, Product Management, Jobvite. With more than 15 years of product and technical leadership in recruiting technology, Andrew is currently responsible for Jobvite’s recruiting marketing product lines, which include Job Broadcast, Source & CRM, Career Sites, Employee Referrals, Internal Mobility, and Apply Workflow. Andrew has been involved in the Consortium since 2002 and is a regular speaker, presenter, contributor, and Board member.

Ian Davidson, Chief Growth Officer, iDatafy. Ian Davidson is the Chief Growth Officer for iDatafy, a company focused on building SmartResumes and Certified Talent Marketplaces. Prior to iDatafy, Ian was the Vice President of Business Development for ZipRecruiter. Before entering HR tech Ian led partnerships and product strategy for OpenX, a digital advertising exchange. He is an industry leader in marketplace design and is laser-focused on the ways a marketplace built from the ground up to certify skills and competencies can create a more level playing field for job seekers, and transform the way employers identify and hire talent.

James Elder II, Technical Implementation Consultant, Degreed. Jim’s 25 years of IT experience and 16 years of learning industry experience have enabled numerous contributions to the HR Tech and Learning IT space. Jim has served on the HR Open Standards Board for two years and is a leader in the assessments workgroup. He’s lead initiatives including the first JSON version of the API standard, released staged assessments to support learning system API’s for learning paths, multi-step assessments, and video assessments. Jim continues to lead the effort to develop full end-to-end API standards for Learning Systems integrations.

Leslie Erwin, Sr. Director – Application Development, ADP. Leslie has over 15 years of experience in HR technology, with a focus on Benefits. She has participated in the benefits workgroup as a schema editor and led the group for the 4.2 release where Plan Setup was added to the schema, allowing for a more complete benefits integration. Leslie is an advocate for HR Open Standards and is spearheading initiatives at ADP to implement partner API integrations using the standards.

Bon Idziak, Chief Compliance and Government Relations Officer, Accurate Background. Bon is a 23-year industry leader in Background Screening, Drug Testing, and HR Technology. Bon has served on the HR Open Standards Board of Directors since 2009 and has held offices of secretary, treasurer, and president/chairman. A pioneer, contributor, and early implementer of HR Open Standards, Bon is a proven advocate of the Consortium.

Damian Newland, GM, Talent App Store Limited. Over the last 20 years, Damian has worked with hundreds of organizations to select, implement, and optimize HR technology solutions. He has held consulting, sales, and leadership roles, and currently leads an HR technology integration marketplace business, Talent App Store. His strength has always been being able to decode the technical jargon and help business leaders to focus on their needs and make decisions based on the real value that solutions and the processes that wrap around them can offer. His sales and marketing skills in the real world of HR tech will bring additional depth to HR Open Standards, in shaping how we are perceived and the value we can bring to the industry.

Ansel Parikh, Co-Founder, Finch. Finch is the universal infrastructure platform for employment data. At Finch, Ansel oversees growth, marketing, partnerships, and compliance functions to ensure the company builds deeper, collaborative relationships with employers, providers, and trusted applications. Previously Ansel was an investor at BOND and Kleiner Perkins where he focused on new and existing financial technology investments including Square, Stripe, Plaid, and LendingClub, and was a key contributor to the annual Internet Trends presentation.

Jonas Sauve, Senior Director of Product Management, Discovery Benefits, a WEX company. Jonas’ work focuses on delivering innovative products and features to brokers, employers and employees, including an emphasis on product strategy and feature development. He has been an active member in the HR Open Standards benefits workgroup for more than three years and is excited to take his involvement in HR Open to the next level to help grow the standards and help in their continued success.

Jason Sole, Director of Sales Engineering, DirectEmployers Association. Jason runs the Sales Engineering team at DirectEmployers Association, a member-owned non-profit that specializes in recruitment marketing and federal contract compliance solutions. Jason is experienced in all facets of the software development lifecycle and specializes in problem-solving, and process design. He holds a Master of Science in Technology from Purdue University and has been involved in web and software development for 19 years. Jason has served as the Chair of the Consortium’s Technical Steering Committee since 2014 and on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Ingolf Teetz, CEO, Milch & Zucker. Ingolf is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Milch & Zucker, a provider of e-recruitment and recruitment marketing solutions. He manages company operations, initiates and strengthens technology partnerships, and is responsible for the development of its software, BeeSite. Ingolf’s long relationship with the Consortium includes serving on the Board and representing HR Open Standards at international events.

Jan-Willem van der Boom, Founder, Manus Software and Services BV. Manus Software and Services is a pan-European Work Force Management and Time Attendance supplier, with a focus on time-evaluation and compliancy and originally founded by Jan-Willem in 1988, during his study of Technical Computer Science at the Rotterdam Technical University. He filled the role of CEO until 2012. In his current role, Jan-Willem went back to his roots and is responsible for Strategy and Development. He has actively been involved in HR Open Standards for over six years, leading the Time Management JSON project and participating on the Business Steering Committee.

About HR Open Standards

Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards Consortium is a voluntary, consensus-based standards organization. Our community of HR technologists facilitates discussions on global technology concepts and challenges. Members collaborate to develop free standards, which encompass the full HR domain from Hire to Retire and are open to all HR professionals.

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