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Reejig appoints Brian Hartzer as Chairman of the Board

Reejig announced leading Australian business executive, Brian Hartzer, has joined its Board of Directors as Chairman, bolstering the workforce intelligence platform’s credentials as it pushes for global growth. 

In addition to his previous role as Westpac Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Hartzer has extensive international leadership experience, including roles overseeing large-scale businesses in the US, UK, and Asia. He currently serves as Chairman of Beforepay, a Sydney-based Fintech startup, and as a senior advisor to Quantium and Sayers Group.

As Chairman of Reejig, Mr. Hartzer will work closely with Reejig CEO Siobhan Savage, the Reejig Board, and its investor group to support the rapid scaleup and international expansion of Reejig’s market-leading talent solutions.

The appointment follows a recently-completed $6 million Series A capital raise for the company, which uses audited ethical AI to allow enterprise businesses to make smart and informed decisions around talent. 

A seasoned professional, Mr. Hartzer brings decades of experience managing some of the world’s largest and most complex workforces. At Westpac he led the shift towards organisational agility and has long advocated for companies to build dynamic and flexible workforces to achieve greater customer centricity, improved speed to market, stronger growth, and a more engaged workforce.

Mr. Hartzer reflected, “The move towards organisational agility is here to stay. Many large companies are adopting agile strategies and putting in place agile team structures, processes, and technology. But to maximise outcomes, companies need new tools that help them find, move, reskill and engage their talent.”

“Reejig is a gamechanger for large organisations as they seek to solve workforce agility. It gives management and HR professionals 100% visibility of the skills within a workforce, and uses ethical AI to identify and support talent decisions that are both fair and successful.”

He added, “I was fortunate to have discovered Reejig's solution at an early stage and have been amazed by the quality of what they’ve built in a short period of time.  I know from personal experience that Reejig solves an issue that so many large companies have historically struggled with. Siobhan and the Reejig leadership team are exceptional, and I couldn’t be more excited to support them as they enter this period of rapid growth.”

With a strong and growing client base including Woolworths, KPMG, Transport for NSW, John Holland, MYOB, APM and UTS, Mr. Hartzer’s appointment is the latest in a series of moves to position Reejig for success as it’s pulled organically into US and UK markets. 

"We are so pleased to welcome Brian as the Chairman of our board. Brian is well known in the industry for his track record of building high performing and highly engaged teams, as well as his passion for leadership development. His experience in leading some of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations will be invaluable as we seek to deliver our vision of a world with zero wasted potential in people and businesses,” said Siobhan Savage, CEO and Co-Founder of Reejig.  

“His personal experience in creating workforce agility within a major corporation, coupled with his commitment to helping companies build diverse, highly engaged teams, will strengthen Reejig as we work to create a better future of work; one without bias, where everyone thrives at work.”

About Reejig:

Reejig is a workforce intelligence platform that provides an unparalleled understanding of your people’s skills, potential, passions, and experiences, creating a powerful central nervous system for all your talent decisions. Founded in 2019, it works with the largest and most complex organisations around the world on their mission towards zero wasted potential. 

Reejig integrates with your existing tech stack, aggregating your people data and enriching it with public data to create live and dynamic skills profiles for all. With over 400 million career paths mapped, Reejig understands how skills relate to jobs, people, and courses, giving you 100% visibility over all the skills a person has—everything from their current skills and competence level, to predicting skill adjacencies and where their skills gaps lie.

Reejig’s independently audited, Ethical Talent AI uses this skills intelligence to help your teams instantly fill roles, track retention risks, mobilise talent to opportunities, pivot talent for reskilling, and much more. 

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About Brian Hartzer, Chairman of the Board, Reejig

Brian is an experienced executive, leadership mentor, and investor who served as CEO of the Westpac Banking Group from 2015 to 2019.  Prior to his time as Westpac’s CEO, Brian spent 15 years in senior executive roles at major banks in Australia and the UK.  Brian is Chairman of Beforepay, a Sydney-based Fintech startup, as well a senior advisor to Quantium, a Sydney-based data science company, and Sayers, a Melbourne-based investment and advisory firm.  He is also an angel investor in and advisor to several Fintech and technology start-ups.

About Siobhan Savage, CEO and Co-Founder, Reejig

Siobhan is an award-winning workforce strategist obsessed with developing inclusive workforce intelligence and designing meaningful careers at scale. For almost two decades, Siobhan worked across the UK, Ireland, Middle East, South East Asia, China, Australia and New Zealand, delivering the workforce behind some of Australia’s largest projects including the Melbourne Metro, Roy Hill, W2B and Sydney Metro.


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