SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RiseSmart, the leader in next-generation outplacement solutions, today announced Lora Villarreal, Ph.D. joined its board of advisors. Dr. Villarreal is the current president of Human Resources, LLC and brings a Senior HR perspective to RiseSmart’s board. In her role as advisor, Dr. Villarreal will be involved in strategic advice and serve as a brand advocate and ambassador.
Dr. Villarreal brings more than 25 years of business, human resources and administration experience to RiseSmart’s board. In April 2013, Dr. Villarreal retired from Xerox Business Services, LLC as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Human Resources, for Transamerica Real Estate Information Companies. Additionally, she held various positions with First Data Resources, including Vice President of Administration for a start-up operation in Mexico City. Dr. Villarreal was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s Top Five Hispanic Women of the Year in 2008, received the Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leaders Award, the Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year Award in 2008, and received the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award in 2009. Most recently, she was awarded the 2011 Woman of the Year Award by the Texas Diversity Council.
“Lora Villarreal is a respected business leader who brings a wealth of knowledge to RiseSmart,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart Founder and CEO. “She has been a longtime advocate of RiseSmart and was instrumental in the company’s early development. To have her now serve as a strategic advisor, particularly with her expertise in the area of human resources, will no doubt strengthen our company and our products moving forward and we are thrilled to have her on board.”
“Having spent many years in the human resources industry, I know firsthand just how valuable a company like RiseSmart can be to a company, to employees and particularly to an HR department,” said Lora Villarreal. “The human resources role continues to evolve and I’m excited to work with RiseSmart as it continues to develop career management and career transition solutions.”
RiseSmart provides next generation outplacement solutions. Its flagship solution, Transition Concierge, offers a structured, customizable, one-stop shop for users to find job leads and organize and track all of their job opportunities. It creatively leverages technology to streamline the job search process for its users, resulting in a time-to-landing in under 100 days, more than five months faster than the national average. Transition Concierge also provides laid-off workers with one-on-one assistance from their personally selected, trained Transition Specialist and certified Resume Writer during every step of the job-finding process.
For more information about RiseSmart, visit www.RiseSmart.com
RiseSmart is the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform, proven methodologies and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy. RiseSmart drives significant ROI to organizations by offering affordable pricing while reducing unemployment insurance taxes and severance costs. RiseSmart has received a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.