Leadership Team Announcement: John Tobin

We are delighted to announce that John Tobin has joined 7bridges as Chief People Officer. His appointment to the leadership team will enable us to execute and accelerate our high-growth recruitment plans, and ensure we continue to build an exceptional employee culture where our people thrive, professionally and personally.


 

 

John is an HR and transformation business leader with over 20 years of experience ranging from his own start-up through to a Fortune 10. Starting his career in law with LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds, John co-founded the UK’s first search firm dedicated to hiring data analytics professionals. He then joined US-based credit scoring leader FICO where as VP, HR he led global talent acquisition and was business partner to the global go-to-market organisation. In 2015 he joined data bureau Callcredit following a PE-backed MBO as part of a leadership team which doubled the value of the business in 3 years before selling to TransUnion. Prior to joining 7bridges, John was VP Global HR at global specialty logistics leader World Courier where he implemented core HR and recruitment systems and repositioned the global HR function as a business-enabling commercial partner.

 

Philip Ashton, 7bridges CEO, said “John has breadth and depth across the ‘people, talent and transformation’ space with a rare mix of experience in globally distributed customers and internal teams, logistics, technology and data businesses, and post-funding businesses looking to rapidly grow ARR and valuation. This is all directly relevant to us and will help us hugely as we set out to rapidly expand our business. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

 

John commented “7bridges has proven the business value of our solution with a range of customers in a variety of sectors. I’m thrilled be joining at this exciting time and looking forward to help us rapidly scale the business. It’s people that power any truly successful business, and we’ve got great foundations to build upon – but lots to do!”

 

John headshot circular 2“7bridges has proven the business value of our solution with a range of customers in a variety of sectors. I’m thrilled to be joining at this exciting time and looking forward to help us rapidly scale the business. It’s people that power any truly successful business, and we’ve got great foundations to build upon – but lots to do!"

John Tobin, CPO

 

 

Since joining the team (initially as a consultant), John has developed an organisational design system that will enable the business to succeed in rapidly growing our customer footprint. He's introduced HR and recruitment systems that will ensure our smooth transition from start-up to scale-up, and has begun to build the foundations of a compelling employer brand.

 

Named one of the Hottest AI Start-ups in Europe by Business Insider, 7bridges makes world- class logistics available to everyone through a SaaS platform. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, our transformational and disruptive, proprietary technology has been backed by two of Europe’s leading technology VCs and adopted by leading global businesses across a range of sectors including luxury retailers, pharmaceutical businesses, manufacturers and wholesalers. Headquartered in Soho, London and with team members spread across several countries, our collaborative, committed and fearless culture is attracting talented professionals who want to make an impact on our company, our solution, our customers, and our environment.

 


 

Want to work for one of the hottest AI startups in Europe? Join John, Phil and the rest of the 7bridges team on our journey. Check out our current job openings

 

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