Sekhar Naik has made a career solving problems in the marketplace. So, in 2012, when he stumbled across an area where there were fundamental inefficiencies – hiring – it was no surprise that his mind went to work. The problem, Naik found, was that the sheer number of people applying for each job today meant that all candidates weren’t getting a fair shot and organizations were missing out on some of the best talent.
Inspired to find a better way, Naik and a team of dedicated employees, buoyed by consultants from human resources and other related industries, worked for months creating VoiceGlance. In February of 2014, the product launched, with the hope of revolutionizing the hiring process.
At VoiceGlance, we like to have fun, but make no mistake; we are very serious about hiring. Our goal is to provide all organizations – small, midsized and large – and all applicants, regardless of their race, background or gender, the fairest and most merit-based hiring process possible. Or, more simply, we want to help find the perfect fit for both the organization and the applicant.
The People Behind VoiceGlance
VoiceGlance, like any successful organization, is a collaboration of forward-thinking professionals from all walks of life. At VoiceGlance, we emphasize collaboration and teamwork, instead of the hierarchical structures of yesteryear.
Bill Palifka is charged with advancing the VoiceGlance marketing strategy, developing new key business relationships and growing the customer base. He is a veteran of the technology industry, with more than 10 years of executive experience in leading innovation, business strategy, new business development, sales, finance and operations. He is a past president and board member for the Brazilian Alliance as well as an Iraq War veteran.
Christian Steele has hired thousands of employees for a Fortune 50 company, including everybody from entry-level programmers to senior vice presidents. He is an expert in talent acquisition who was initially drawn to VoiceGlance as a way for recruiters to find better talent quicker. Aside from work, he enjoys his family and restoring his North Stonington farmhouse.
Kevin Scanlon, self-proclaimed technology geek and Bryant University graduate, heads the VoiceGlance implementation and customer success team. Kevin has been involved in VoiceGlance since its inception and has played a key role in assisting with the product’s development and roll-out. Aside from his love for technology, Kevin enjoys traveling and renovating distressed properties.
Marlise Stellner’s Communication degree from Southern CT State University helps make her a perfect fit for the Team Coordinator role. Her passion for helping others along with her matchmaking skills for clients and candidates provides a great experience to all those who work with her. She enjoys spending time outdoors and can often be found hiking trails with her dog, Lola and her husband.
Alexa Reinhart has a background in hospitality – she’s coded reservations, corralled large parties, and served up your latte on rough waters. These skills of coordination allow her to keep VoiceGlance clients and candidates moving forward in a professional manner. She holds a B.A. in English from Eastern Connecticut State University. She enjoys acting and perfecting her racquetball serve.
Marianne Cimmino is an expert accountant and human resource professional who serves as operations manager of VoiceGlance. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and reminding employees to submit their expense reports. In reality, Marianne is the calming force that keeps the U.S.S. VoiceGlance moving smoothly ahead.
Rich Tedeschi expertise includes strategic IT staffing and recruitment best practices. He also has an extensive sales background and has led sales teams before. Rich has been with VoiceGlance since the beginning and serves in a sales and outreach role. He also is an avid runner but now spends more time on the golf course than running marathons.
Tom Longo brings over twenty years of management and technology recruiting to VoiceGlance. His experiences have taken him through all aspects of the staffing industry, from Contract Placement to Direct Hire to Corporate to Contingent to Executive to Retained. He has worked for himself, for startups, for Inc 500 and Fortune 500 companies. When not in the office he most enjoys time on the water with his dog, Porkchop and his four daughters.
Sachin Patil | Vice President (Business Solutions)
Sachin has a strong HR technology and business background with excellent consulting skills. He has served clients in various industries, including food and beverage, consumer services, retail/hospitality, healthcare and financial services.
Sachin has put together strategic roadmaps for large-and-medium-size businesses to prioritize technology implementations to achieve short-and-long-term goals. His previous technology implementation experience includes Oracle (Peoplesoft), Taleo, Saba and many other HR products.
Most recently, Sachin was a leading business analytics solutions for large systems integrator and brings a wealth of knowledge on building actionable insights from both internal and external data. When not working with clients, he is on the tennis court or the golf course
Sekhar Naik | President & Founder
Sekhar Naik, the founder of VoiceGlance, previously founded MResult Corporation in 2004 and MResult Healthcare in 2007. Sekhar has an MBA in business from the University of Delaware and is an expert in business intelligence and agile application development. He’s passionate about movies, boating and American history.