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Microsoft AI Executive Eric Boyd to join HireVue board

AI Software company HireVue has named Eric Boyd, CVP AI Platform at Microsoft,  to join the HireVue Board of Directors.

The company, which uses a combination of validated industrial/ organisational science and predictive artificial intelligence (AI) to recruit experts for other firms had acquired London-based MindX last May, a game-based assessments company, to build out their AI-driven pre-hire assessments platform.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Eric to the HireVue Board of Directors,” said Kevin Parker, Chairman and CEO at HireVue. “His wealth of experience and unique perspective in AI and analytics will be of enormous value as we continue to accelerate HireVue’s technology for our global customers.”

The AI-driven talent assessment suite and video interviewing solutions company have been growing steadily in the past year. They hosted over seven million video interviews to date up from the five million achieved in October 2017, and their employees increased by almost 50 per cent in two years to over 300 employees.

Boyd, who holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined HireVue’s board after almost ten years at Microsoft, where he led the Bing Ads engineering team, working with the relevance AI, high-performance serving systems, and big-data analytics systems.

Before that, he was Vice President of Engineering for Mochi Media and worked for over nine years in engineering leadership roles at Yahoo!, being eventually promoted to Vice President of Platform Engineering.

As CVP AI Platform he now runs the team in charge of the development of AI tools, infrastructure, hardware, big data systems and key data sets behind the machine-learning features of Bing, Bing Ads, and Microsoft Office.

“It’s fantastic to join the HireVue board at a time of such significant growth,” Boyd said. “Few companies deliver on a vision the way that HireVue has delivered on the idea of democratising the recruiting process. With such a strong Board in place, I’m looking forward to helping guide HireVue to the next level as a company.”

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