HourlyNerd Adds User Experience Master Brian Kalma as CXO

HourlyNerd
July 14, 2016

Kalma joins as the Chief Experience Officer to develop an exciting and inventive user experience for HourlyNerd 

BOSTON – July 14, 2016 – HourlyNerd, the leading technology platform for business expertise, is pleased to announce the hire of Brian Kalma as Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Kalma will be responsible for continuing to iterate and improve HourlyNerd’s enterprise software, which totally reimagines the process of finding knowledge and engaging talent. The company’s addition of a consumer expert underscores a broader trend towards delightful user-level experiences in high-powered enterprise software.
“We are committed to creating the best user experience imaginable and ensuring our brand is reflected in everything we do. Enterprise software is going through a fundamental shift and the enterprise solution of the future is easy to use, delightful, and fun, and we are on a mission to drive that change,” said Co-CEO, Pat Petitti.  “When we went out to find someone to help us deliver against that mission, we quickly learned Brian is the very best leader to do so. HourlyNerd is lucky to have him as it’s CXO – on top of being an incredible person, Brian has a skillset and knack for UX and brand unlike anyone I’ve ever met."
Kalma is a veteran in the user experience field with more than 15 years of experience, including senior and executive positions at companies like Zappos, Gilt Groupe, Gemvara, and Ministry of Supply. Most recently, Kalma ran his own user experience design firm, Glorious Studios, whose clientele included, Airbnb, Handy, Zappos, and HourlyNerd.
"One of the most interesting things to me in life is how people operate and get things done,” said Kalma. “I'm eager to impact that process in this world through HourlyNerd!"
This announcement comes on the heels of HourlyNerd’s recent $22M Series C funding round, led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Highland Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Mark Cuban, Greylock Partners and Bob Doris of Accanto Partners. Global enterprises leverage HourlyNerd’s software solution to access business expertise and knowledge by connecting with external resources on demand. The company’s proprietary matching algorithm can identify the right expert or boutique-consulting firm for a given need in minutes, allowing enterprises to react more nimbly and with far greater efficiency than alternatives. Today, HourlyNerd’s network features more than 25,000 business experts servicing 5,000 companies around the world, including nearly ten percent of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about HourlyNerd and its services, visit: https://enterprise.hourlynerd.com/. About HourlyNerd HourlyNerd provides global enterprises with software solutions to access business expertise on demand. The company’s innovative human capital solution matches top business expertise with enterprises to address needs efficiently and in real time. HourlyNerd has built a global network of nearly 25,000 boutique firms, custom teams, and independent experts, as well as best-in-class software tools for engaging and managing this market. Based in Boston, HourlyNerd serves thousands of enterprise clients, including GE and Pfizer. For more information, visit: https://enterprise.hourlynerd.com/.   Media Contact Jill Fisk Jill.Fisk@fleishman.com (617) 692-0529  

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