Montage and Shaker International Welcome New Product Lead to Spearhead Creation of Revolutionary Recruiting Automation Platform

The newly merged company names industry veteran Peter Baskin as Chief Product Officer

Peter Baskin, a 20-year veteran of the SaaS recruiting space, has been named Chief Product Officer of the newly-merged Montage, the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates, faster, and Shaker International, a leading provider of predictive talent intelligence and assessment solutions.

Baskin will be charged with advancing the product vision and strategy for the combined entity, which is the only recruiting technology provider on the market to combine the power of a SaaS-based platform with predictive intelligence and talent analytics to enable better candidate experiences and inform smarter hiring decisions for 100% of an organization’s hires. Baskin will lead the development of the combined entity’s revolutionary recruiting automation platform, while also focusing on ensuring the company’s continued development and ethical use of AI and machine learning in hiring. He will oversee a team comprised of talented product managers, data scientists and UI and UX designers.

“As Montage and Shaker International continue our path of market leadership together, we are excited to have Peter join us during this critical transformation period,” said Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of the combined company. “Peter has deep expertise in helping growth-stage companies define product vision, drive innovation and operationalizing this strategy to win in the market. I’m confident in Peter’s ability to help our combined company reimagine the future of talent acquisition and help organizations achieve better, faster and smarter hiring decisions."

Baskin has over 20 years of SaaS-based HR technology experience. Throughout his career, Baskin has successfully combined separate recruiting products, rolled out new AI solutions and applied data science to improve business outcomes – making him poised to bring Montage and Shaker to its next level of innovation in the second half of 2019 and beyond. Most recently, Baskin served as VP of Product Management for Innovation and Machine Learning at SAP SuccessFactors, where he delivered the company’s first wave of production-grade machine learning. Previously, he led SAP SuccessFactors’ recruiting product management team, where he grew the user base of the company’s recruiting products by 4X and created and expanded its self-serve features to cut the time and cost to implement and maintain career sites by 80%. Before joining SAP SuccessFactors, Baskin oversaw the growth, acquisition and subsequent integration of two startups: Retek (acquired by Oracle) and Jobs2web (acquired by SAP SuccessFactors).

“I’m thrilled to join the Montage and Shaker team at such an exciting time,” said Baskin. “The high-growth potential of this combined company to transform talent acquisition is unlike anything else on the market. I’m looking forward to collaborating with the entity’s experienced leadership team to build services, products and processes that will reimagine the future of recruiting and hiring.”

About Montage

Montage is the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates, faster. We partner with many of the world's most well-respected brands, including 100 of the Fortune 500, to create the high-tech, high-touch hiring experience the modern candidate expects. As the pioneer of purpose-built video interviewing, our proprietary technology integrates seamlessly with enterprise needs for reliability, scalability, compliance and security. We are committed to market driven-innovation, incorporating applicable science and data in our solutions to speed the process and improve the predictability of talent acquisition. Our commitment to superior client service and support is unique in the industry. We help each and every client at every stage of our partnership because we sincerely want them to succeed – and believe in building relationships for the long term. See https://montagetalent.com for more information.

About Shaker International

Leveraging almost two decades of rigorous, data-driven science powered by the latest technology that has delivered proven results for leading global brands, Shaker International provides Predictive Talent Intelligence that helps companies improve quality of hire, reduce turnover, create recruiting efficiencies and deliver a better hiring experience. Shaker International's award-winning, multi-method Virtual Job Tryouts engage and educate candidates, provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of abilities and accurately predict on-the-job performance. Their AI-enabled Virtual Job Tryouts have been deployed across most industries in 68 countries and 13 languages. See http://www.shakerinternational.com for more information.