Thursday December 13, 2018 0 comments
LOVELAND -- Bongo, a leading video assessment and soft skill development company, announced its new leadership team on the heels of two major partnerships the company secured over the past quarter.
Taking the reigns as CEO is Josh Kamrath, an edtech thought leader who has been an integral part of the company’s strategy for the past several years and was previously responsible for signing new partnerships.
“I’m excited to take on the role of CEO and position Bongo to impact as many learners in the classroom and workplace as possible,” Kamrath said.
“Signing these new partnerships is the latest step toward arming more professionals with the soft skills they need to succeed in their careers.”
Assessment Technologies Group (ATG) and Pelocity -- leaders in the talent assessment and virtual career guidance and placement industries, respectively -- bolster Bongo’s growing list of partners, which include tech giants D2L, Moodle, Top Hat, and Toolwire, as well as publishers like Cengage and Sage.
Bongo said its proprietary video technology seamlessly integrates within ATG’s talent selection systems and Pelocity’s career navigation platform, allowing these organizations to drive career advancement initiatives and foster lifelong success on a global scale.
“When you combine creative solutions with proprietary technology, it results in amazing innovations,” said Pelocity and ATG CEO Stephen Pollan.
“That’s why we created this partnership -- to establish a winning solution that provides customers with the best of both platforms.”
Bongo said it is preparing for this massive growth potential with an extended leadership team that includes industry powerhouses that have recently joined the company.
Karyn Kagiyama, who has held senior leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and Rally Software, leads Bongo’s product strategy; Julie Zinn, an operations pro in the software and training industries, leads the operations team; and Dr. Tina Rooks brings her 20 years of experience in the education market, including time as chief instructional officer at Turning Technologies, to the strategic partnership team.
They join an experienced executive team that includes Kamrath, CTO Bruce Fischer, CFO Dan Kamrath, and others.
“Adding such accomplished professionals to our already stellar team puts Bongo in a great position to scale even faster and more sustainably,” Josh Kamrath said.
“I’m excited to work with them and our partners to help close the soft skills gap at a global level.”
Bongo (formerly YouSeeU) was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Loveland.