Talent Function Appoints New President, Lynn Knight, as Company Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Vice President of Consulting Solutions Assumes New Leadership Role in Midst of Rapid Corporate Growth

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 4, 2014) – Talent Function, reinventing Talent Acquisition for leading global organizations, today announced that Lynn Knight, vice president of Consulting Solutions, has been promoted to president of the company, now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Former president and founder of Talent Function, Elaine Orler, will assume the role of CEO.

Knight’s expertise has helped companies across multiple industries optimize their processes and strategies and function more efficiently, and he is lauded by clients for his attention to change management, training and customer service. Since joining Talent Function in 2013, Knight has successfully overseen the formulation and execution of the company’s consulting business strategies. He has also developed and led the teams responsible for designing and delivering the company’s unrivaled consulting solutions. Beginning his career in corporate recruitment and contingent staffing in 1996, Knight specializes in the areas of project management, systems implementation and optimization, service delivery, market and solution education, and vendor management.

“Lynn has demonstrated the leadership, vision and delivery equal to this executive role, and Talent Function is a better organization because of his contributions,” said Orler. “I am delighted to promote Lynn to president of Talent Function, while I assume the role of CEO.”

Knight’s appointment to this new role comes as Talent Function celebrates its fifth anniversary. Since its founding, the company has remained laser focused on providing unrivaled consulting services that help business of all shapes and sizes transform their talent acquisition activities and better engage and retain high quality talent. Over the last year, the company has seen substantial growth in its consulting delivery practices. In the first seven months of 2014, Talent Function has added a dozen new clients representing a range of industries including hospitality, technology, healthcare, engineering and consumer products.

Connie McLendon, Executive Director of Human Resources for Piedmont Healthcare — one of Talent Function’s new clients — recently stated, “Piedmont Healthcare has found a true partner in Talent Function. Its team of professionals is razor sharp, extremely organized and dedicated to the project timeline and budget; also, the word ‘no’ is absent from their vocabulary. Our partnership has resulted in the best collaboration ever.”

Sheila Stygar, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for PepsiCo — one of Talent Function’s long-term clients — said, “Talent Function: one of the best out there when it comes to recruitment technology expertise and implementations.”

As Talent Function is poised for continued growth, Knight’s appointment as president ensures the right leadership is in place to guide this future growth and maintain the company’s standing as the leader in talent acquisition technology consulting and implementations.

“I am honored to work with the most gifted consultants in the Talent Acquisition arena, and to help lead our great company in this new capacity,” said Knight. “Talent Function’s innovative Talent Acquisition consulting solutions set the company apart — and position us to realize the promise of people, process and technology reinvention that our customers depend on for their success.”

About Talent Function
Talent Function reinvents Talent Acquisition for leading global organizations. We help our clients succeed with comprehensive and forward-looking strategies, leading technologies, best business processes, and smooth deployments to deliver ROI and business performance. We’re strategic, specific and practical. We have the humility to listen carefully, the creativity and experience to innovate, the expertise to do things right the first time, and the passion to make clients successful. And we love doing it.