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Opptly Names Derek Sanders as its Chief Revenue Officer

HOUSTON, TX, March 13, 2024 – Opptly, an AI leader and direct sourcing innovator, today announced that Derek Sanders has joined the company and its executive leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), reporting to CEO, Lori Hock.  Derek's appointment further supports the advancement of the company’s mission to strengthen its market position, enhance strategic alliances, explore new revenue streams, and expand its global reach, while using its industry-recognized proprietary AI technology to drive transformative solutions.

"As we initiate an exciting new phase of growth and innovation, it is with great pleasure that we welcome Derek Sanders as the newest addition to Opptly’s executive leadership team in the role of Chief Revenue Officer,” said Hock. “With nearly two decades of experience spanning recruitment, business development, enterprise global sales, EOR/AOR, and technology within the staffing industry, Derek brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of success. His proficiency in driving revenue growth within established companies and scaling businesses aligns with our vision of breaking boundaries, leveraging our AI capabilities in progressive new ways and creating enduring value for our global partners and clients."

Sanders joins Opptly from his most recent position as Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise at People2.0. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in guiding the sales team through a remarkable phase of hyper-growth, elevating annual revenues from $600 million to exceeding $4 billion. His leadership was integral in cultivating strategic partnerships, refining global sales tactics, and fostering essential enterprise relationships, thereby establishing unprecedented standards for excellence and innovation.

"The opportunity to join Opptly comes at a crucial time when the market is ripe for innovation," said Sanders. "I am excited to contribute to a company that not only has a proven leadership team and best-in-class technology but is also at the forefront of defining the future of direct sourcing and AI."

About Opptly

Opptly has revolutionized the way talent and work connect. With our purpose-built AI, intuitive user experience, and expert curation partners, Opptly has created a single platform that powers our direct sourcing solution and accelerates optimal matches between job seekers and hiring companies. We’re changing the course of the workforce industry, using AI to effect positive change, and help companies win in an intensely competitive market for talent.

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