Published on 19-01-2015
Paul Fonolla, Director at HRsmart, Inc. USA has joined the Advisory Board of CompanyMatch, a Netherlands-based company using smart algorithms to help job seekers and employers discover their true cultural profiles and how well they match each other.
In his new role, Fonolla will bring a wealth of Talent Management expertise to this ambitious company.
It was in Silicon Valley, October 2014 that Paul Fonolla got in touch with CompanyMatch’s CEO Bjorn Veenstra. Besides a shared vision between Fonolla and Veenstra, the inspiring spirit of Silicon Valley also triggered such chemistry to take place. “Entrepreneurship is in the air”, as Veenstra recalled his visit to this holy place for every entrepreneur.
CompanyMatch was selected as one of the top eleven companies to attend the 2014 Holland in the Valley Startup Bootcamp held in San Francisco, USA. Holland in the Valley is an initiative of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, with its mission of helping Dutch startups, SMEs and established businesses exchange ideas and knowledge with Silicon Valley.
During their two week visit, Bjorn Veenstra and David van Driel, Operations Manager at CompanyMatch, wasted no time meeting with Silicon Valley’s serial entrepreneurs, VC investors and business leaders, visiting some of the world’s most inspiring companies like Linkedin, Google, Airbnb, etc., and actively pitching the business to their American audience.
Paul Fonolla, an industry veteran in the HR world, who got really intrigued by the idea behind CompanyMatch reached out. After a few talks, Fonolla gladly accepted CompanyMatch’s invitation to join its Advisory Board.
About Paul Fonolla
Paul Fonolla is one of the most recognized authorities in the Talent Management world in the USA. He has over 20 years of global experience helping companies and their HR departments achieve competitive edge by evolving their HR practices, processes and technology. In his role as Advisory Member, Fonolla’s main focus would be to advise the management team with unbiased insights and ideas as well as support the company’s future growth into the most advanced talent market in the globe.
Bjorn Veenstra, CEO of CompanyMatch, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Fonolla to our advisory board of experienced industry leaders. As we continue to grow our business, Fonolla will be a phenomenal resource to help us not only achieve our ambitious growth but become a thought leader in the industry as well.”
CompanyMatch was founded in 2009 by CEO Bjorn Veenstra. Motivated by a strong belief that people are happiest, perform best and achieve most when they work for a company that fits them best, the CompanyMatch team is committed to help companies capture the best-fit talent. They are currently most active in the markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany with an ambition for international expansion. Clients that have benefited from their solution include but are not limited to Rabobank, ASML, Philips, Deloitte, Aegon, KPMG and Achmea.