WorkLLama Welcomes Myke Hawkins and Michael Linton to Advisory Board
A Fortune 500 innovator and a workforce industry veteran will help WorkLLama bring its talent community platform and direct sourcing solution to more corporate customers
Alpharetta, Ga. – April 22, 2021 – WorkLLama welcomes industry veterans Myke Hawkins and Michael Linton to the company’s Advisory Board. Hawkins, who has served as chief sales and revenue officer for multiple Fortune 500 organizations, and Linton, former CEO of Adecco NA, bring invaluable expertise to WorkLLama as the company focuses on expanding its footprint with corporate customers.
“WorkLLama is at an exciting point in its evolution as we help more and more customers build, nurture and grow branded talent communities to source, engage and retain top talent,” said WorkLLama CEO Sudhakar Maruvada. “We are thrilled to welcome Myke and Michael to help us bring the strength and breadth of our talent community platform and direct sourcing solution to corporate customers. Myke is an inspiring, dynamic and results-driven executive who has served as chief sales and revenue officer for organizations including Kelly Services, Xerox and Aon. And Michael is a workforce industry thought leader who brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise.”
Most recently, Hawkins was chief sales officer at Kelly Services, leading a $3.6B customer portfolio through direct employees in more than 15 countries throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Western Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that, he was SVP global sales and marketing for Xerox HR Services/Buck Consultants responsible for the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Western Europe markets. He has extensive experience leading global business units and P&Ls across multiple industries and orchestrating commercial transformations that deliver sustained and record-setting profits.
“The world of work is changing at an unprecedented pace with today’s workers demanding freedom, flexibility and a consumer-like experience when managing their careers,” said Hawkins. “Companies must make organizational changes as to how they acquire and manage talent or they risk becoming non-competitive or obsolete. WorkLLama is one of the very few organizations that has stated loud and clear they are making the world of work a better place. WorkLLama unwaveringly focuses on delivering amazing human experiences throughout their talent community platform as candidates and employees engage with companies in new and refreshing ways.”
During his tenure with Adecco, Linton served as senior division VP, COO, and CEO of North America, managing over $5B in annual revenue across multiple divisions and facilitating multiple strategic acquisitions. Upon his departure, Linton provided leadership and advisory functions across corporate finance, team measurements and development, sales management, business process improvement, and board membership and development for many privately-held reputable organizations
“The staffing industry has had an opportunity to experience firsthand the power of WorkLLama’s talent community platform,” said Linton. “Now, enterprises are starting to see the strength of the WorkLLama branded, mobile-first engagement platform, which leverages automation and AI to make it seamless for candidates to apply for jobs and ask questions and for employees to refer friends. Businesses are able to grow direct sourcing channels and extend brand reach, ultimately increasing worker hiring speed, improving talent quality and reducing cost-to-hire. I’m honored part of the Advisory Board of such a fast-paced, innovative organization.”
WorkLLama is a talent community platform that helps companies leverage their brands to create powerful candidate, employee and client experiences to source, engage and retain top talent. Its technology makes it possible to foster meaningful, more human connections with talent, leading to exceptional and inspired branded talent communities that fuel business success. WorkLLama drives digital transformation through social referral management; seamless candidate engagement; Sofi, its AI conversational bot; integrated, omnichannel communication; on-demand staffing; and direct sourcing solutions.