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BraveNewTalent hires heavy hitting director of strategy, Master Burnett

BraveNewTalent hires heavy hitting director of strategy, Master Burnett

BraveNewTalent, the career social network that helps people and employers engage and build relationships leading to employment and career development, has hired the well-known HR and talent industry professional Master Burnett.

Master will be joining BraveNewTalent in the new year as director of strategy and will be the company’s first hire in its new Silicon Valley Office. BraveNewTalentis based in London with a 30 person strong team but also has an office in Bangalore, India with experienced industry leaders Dheeraj Prasad (former head of education for Microsoft) and Gautam Ghosh (India’s leading influencer on talent communities).  

Master will be heading up global strategy for the technology company that aims to change the face of the talent industry via online talent communities.  Master will have a US operations role and will develop the business offering for the US market.  He has over 10 years’ experience as managing director of John Sulivan Associates working with many of the world’s largest employers in their global talent strategy.

BraveNewTalentis aiming to address major problems in the talent employment market by increasing the efficiency of the global human capital market.  Users create their own professional community on BraveNewTalentthen follow employers, talent and skills in order to reach their full career potential.  A major product release, which has been in development since the company raised venture capital investment, is due in early 2012.

On the surface, BraveNewTalentsupports employers’ recruitment efforts by providing an interactive pipeline of potential candidates through their online talent community. However, the company’s ambitions are much wider - through the talent community BraveNewTalent aims to help employers and employees provide education and training, enhancing their followers’ prospects by improving and increasing their skills before employment.

BraveNewTalentfounder and CEO, Lucian Tarnowski, said, “Master is one of the world’s thought leaders in the convergence of talent and technology it is such an honour to welcome him into the BraveNewTalent family.  The next five years will witness a revolution rather than an evolution in the role technology will play in the engagement, development and recruitment of talent in the global market.  Master will work with the team in order to change the rules of engagement in the industry.”

Master Burnett commented, “BraveNewTalent is the first company in the HR technology market that I have come across in recent years that is doing exactly what the market needs - putting talent first. I am very excited to be joining an exceptional global team dedicated to ushering in a breakthrough technology that is cognizant of all the latest social trends and understands how technology can greater unleash the potential of the emerging global workforce.”


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