|By Business Wire||
|July 21, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
Zapoint, Inc., the leader in career management software solutions, today announced that it has named Joseph Brooks as chief executive officer (CEO). Brooks takes over the helm from Chris Twyman, who served as Zapoint’s CEO for seven years and now retains his title as founder and chairman to focus on forging strategic partnerships for the company.
Brooks joined Zapoint in 2007 when he teamed up with Twyman to kick-start the company. Since its inception, Brooks has played an instrumental role in developing Zapoint’s patented technology. As general manager and chief operating officer, Brooks managed customer relations, led the product and commercial teams based in the United States and Europe, and contributed to the company’s overall growth.
“Joe and I have worked side by side from day one,” said Twyman. “Throughout the company’s history, Joe has proven to be an outstanding partner, so this transition as CEO is a logical move. He has the passion, leadership skills, organizational abilities, intimate knowledge of the technology and an unwavering commitment to our customers that are critical to ensuring Zapoint’s continued success.”
Prior to joining Zapoint, Brooks worked in the real estate industry in London managing multiple sales teams and focusing on leadership and performance development. Brooks has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from University College London and a Masters degree from Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Zapoint has reached a very exciting point in its evolution,” said Brooks. “We have an exceptional team, solid partners and customers, a patented technology and a significant investment in product development. As I take on my new role, I will continue to devote all my energy to ensure that our solutions continue to exceed market expectations. My primary focus will be expanding the global reach of our flagship solution, SkillsMapper, to ensure progressive companies have an innovative and game-changing technology that engages employees and provides insight into the skills and knowledge of their workforce, in order to gain a competitive advantage within the market place.”
Zapoint is the leader in career management solutions. The company provides Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for career management and organizational development to enterprises, recruitment firms, and universities in North America, Latin America and Europe.
Zapoint’s solutions empower people to take ownership of their future by giving them the tools to analyze and plan their career path in order to make these plans a reality. Incorporating Zapoint solutions into the workplace empowers people to create a clear development path within an enterprise-wide social network. This constructs a sustainable, accountable and transparent approach to the internal talent culture by identifying, rewarding and inspiring employees to expand and hone their professional talents.
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