VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2020 / SkyHive, the premier AI-based SaaS platform to reskill enterprise workforces and communities, announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Pete Bodine, Managing Director of AllegisCyber Capital; Tom Lounibos, Global Managing Director of Accenture Ventures; and Andy Brown, CEO of Sand Hill East LLC.
"Our new Board of Directors bring a vast network and deep expertise in enterprise workforce management, artificial intelligence, capital markets, and more," said Sean Hinton, Founder and CEO of SkyHive. "On behalf of the entire SkyHive team, we are thrilled to transition into this new phase of accelerated growth with a world-class Board at the helm."
Pete Bodine serves as the Managing Director of AllegisCyber Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity and data analytics. Through the extensive AllegisCyber Capital network, Mr. Bodine helps drive rapid growth for emerging technology companies.
"I am excited to join such a strong team that is going after a huge market opportunity where the tide is rising so rapidly in their favor," said Mr. Bodine. "The combination of this unique technology applied against such a large market need is going to make for a great ride in building a global enterprise brand."
Tom Lounibos is the Global Managing Director of Accenture Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Accenture Inc. Mr. Lounibos, named a Top 100 Most Powerful Executives in Silicon Valley, is a six-time Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO who has taken startups public.
"I am very proud to be joining the Board of SkyHive," said Mr. Lounibos. "Sean has built an amazing team and an extraordinary platform to address one of the biggest global challenges of our time. Together, Accenture and SkyHive hope to reskill the world."
Andy Brown is the CEO of Sand Hill East LLC and sits on the board of multiple publicly and privately traded technology companies including Guidewire Software, Zscaler, and Pure Storage. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Brown has held technology leadership positions at global financial institutions such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and UBS.
"Workers entering the workforce now face an unprecedented and continuous need for reskilling and upskilling as newer capabilities become requirements for the next job, promotion, or career change," said Mr. Brown. "SkyHive provides invaluable insights that enable workers and employers to remain relevant, well-informed, and competitive. I am very excited to join the board and help drive the company to the next level."
"SkyHive's technology and the team behind it have an ambitious vision - building a future of work that is inclusive and rewarding. The blue-chip group of board members we have been able to bring together is a testament to the quality of our technology and their confidence in our success," said Hinton.
SkyHive has recently announced a USD $8 million Series A round of financing led by AllegisCyber Capital, Accenture Inc., Workday Ventures, and the Partnership Fund for New York City as it enters the next phase of rapid global scaling.
SkyHive is an AI-based SaaS platform recognized as one of the world's most powerful reskilling engines. The technology reads an individual's work and educational history and translates it into skills. It then finds correlations between these skills and the skills extracted from jobs to identify optimized career pathways through learning solutions - all done automatically using millions of real-time labor market data points. This empowers organizations to maximize their workforce capability, promote internal mobility, and achieve diversity and inclusion objectives.
SkyHive was established in 2017 with the mission of reducing global unemployment and underemployment. Today, the company is supporting the workforce transformation and reskilling efforts of dozens of Global 2000 companies and governments on four continents. It is a for-profit social enterprise, an inaugural signatory to the Cascadia Commitment (a public pledge to the ethical use of artificial intelligence), and the first AI technology company in British Columbia, Canada to become a Certified B Corporation®.