SmashFly Technologies Announces Appointment of Thom Kenney as Chief Executive Officer

CONCORD, Mass., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmashFly Technologies, the leader in enterprise recruitment marketing technology, today announced that Thom Kenney, SmashFly’s CTO, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Kenney’s appointment was driven by company founder, Michael Hennessy, who has served as its CEO and Board Director for more than 11 years. With this announcement, Hennessy moves into a newly created role focused on product innovation and market thought leadership.

Thom Kenney, CEO, SmashFly Technologies


“Throughout my years as SmashFly’s founder and CEO, I’ve been consistently pushed to learn new skills and adjust my responsibilities as we’ve grown. I’m always thinking about SmashFly’s next opportunities, and my passion is rooted in applying new technologies to new ideas to solve big problems,” said Mike Hennessy. “In taking a step back recently, I realized I can have the biggest impact on our company by moving into a new role that focuses on my strengths and welcoming a member of our leadership team as CEO. I’m especially excited to announce Thom’s promotion, as he brings rich operational expertise and experience advancing products to the next level, which will continue to advance SmashFly’s market leader stance.”

Before being appointed CEO, Kenney led the company's product, engineering, and operations teams. Previously an executive at Applause and LogMeIn, he has more than 20 years of experience leading product and technology teams in high growth companies.

“For anyone who hasn’t met Thom, he brings incredible vision combined with rich experience transforming and advancing products plus a natural curiosity, intellect and passion to the recruiting industry,” Hennessy continued. “His machine learning and AI background is truly impressive; that experience will be core to the products SmashFly brings to market.”

Kenney, who will assume CEO duties effective immediately, plans to continue growing Hennessy’s unique vision of transforming how large enterprise companies target and build relationships with talent.

“Mike is a true visionary who’s played a significant role in shaping our industry and re-defining what recruiting looks like in the world’s largest brands,” commented Kenney. “I have big shoes to fill, but I’m confident that we can build on the incredible momentum Mike created, and put SmashFly in a position to continue to lead innovation at a time of unparalleled technological advancement in our industry.”

Members of the press seeking to interview Mr. Kenney or Mr. Hennessy are asked to contact Josh Zywien (jzywien@smashfly.com) or Jeanne Achille (jeanne@devonpr.com).

About SmashFly Technologies

SmashFly’s Enterprise Recruitment Marketing Platform helps companies hire people who fit by delivering everything talent acquisition teams need to market their employer brand across all channels, develop and nurture targeted pipelines through intelligent automation and generate rich behavioral insight to optimize experiences and investments in real-time. To learn more about how SmashFly can help your business, visit www.smashfly.com and follow us on Twitter @SmashFly.

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