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HR-XML Consortium Announces 2007 Board of Directors

HR-XML Consortium Announces 2007 Board of Directors

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/27/07 -- The HR-XML Consortium today announced its 2007 Board of Directors. Newly elected to the board are Mark Cates, Peopleclick, Inc.; Andreas Elkeles, SAP; and Ingolf Teetz, milch & zucker. Re-elected to the board are: Gail Bubsey, Kelly Services and Bill Kerr, Oracle. Continuing in their two-year terms are: Joanne Fritz, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.; Lon Pilot, Omicron; Romuald Restout, Talent Technology Corporation; and Paul Storfer, Human Capital Science.

"The newly elected and returning board members provide a rich assembly of talent to guide HR-XML through an important year of change," said Chuck Allen, Director, HR-XML Consortium.

Biographies for the 2007 HR-XML Board of Directors are provided below.

Gail Bubsey, Kelly Services, Inc. Gail Bubsey has seven years of staffing experience with Kelly Services. She has been in the position of analyzing and recommending solutions for eCommerce within Kelly since 1999. Previously, she spent 10 years supporting and designing data networking solutions with a division of British Telecom. Gail holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from New York Law School.

Mark Cates, Peopleclick, Inc. Mark Cates has played an active role in managing software organizations' adoption of new technologies for over 25 years, working in product development and product management. He has continued that work in the HR technology industry at Peopleclick working first as the Director of Architecture, and currently as the Director of Product Integrations. In his role, he is responsible for formulating product and integration strategies, product roadmaps and creating technology partnerships. Prior to Peopleclick, Cates directed the design and development of the SAS System for Windows and Linux, and led the Internet deployment of the SAS System. While at the SAS Institute, he also managed a software tools division.

Andreas Elkeles, SAP. Andreas Elkeles has 17 years of experience in developing human capital management solutions. All those years, he has been with SAP in various architecture and management positions. The achievement he is most proud of was heading the US payroll product development from day one to maturity of the product. Other responsibilities have been managing projects to enhance the value of globalization solution of SAP's HCM product. Currently he is engaged in the area of service enablement of SAP's HCM product.

Joanne Fritz, HRMS Design Consultant, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Joanne has held a Board seat since 2005 and has actively participated in the HR-XML Consortium since 2002, bringing HR subject matter expertise and a solid understanding of HR business processes to the standards development work of the Metrics, Benefits Enrollment, and Indicative Data workgroups. Her experience includes six years with ADP consulting on HRMS designs, preceded by a 20-year HR career during which she acquired a comprehensive generalist background and in-depth experience managing the compensation, benefits, and HRIS departments of Fortune 500 companies. Joanne holds a B.A. cum laude in Mathematics from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Bill Kerr, Oracle. Bill Kerr, a senior principal software engineer at Oracle, brings with him 20 years of software industry experience. Since 1998, he has evangelized XML technology within Oracle HCM Development. Mr. Kerr represents HCM development at a number of cross organization committees working on specifications that will be supported by Oracle's Fusion Architecture and the next generation of Oracle Fusion Applications. The Oracle Fusion Architecture and Oracle Fusion Applications are developed implementing SOA principles and taking into account relevant open standards, making it possible to integrate easily and in a standard way with third party software applications and services. The work of the HR-XML Consortium and other open standard bodies are key factors that will enable Oracle to achieve this goal.

Lon Pilot, Omnicrom. Lon Pilot is currently a project lead at Omnicrom, a Philadelphia-based software development and technology implementation firm. Lon previously founded and was principal consultant for, Lon Pilot Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding his consulting practice, Lon was a systems consultant in the eHR practice of Watson Wyatt Worldwide specializing in the design and implementation of Internet and Intranet-based human resources systems. Lon has been a proponent of the use of XML within the HR realm for the past seven years, and was involved in the design of Watson Wyatt Worldwide's first XML-based HR interface.

Romuald Restout, Director, Products and Technology, Talent Technology Corporation. Romuald Restout has a record of success as a consultant, product manager, and architect during a 15-year career in the information technology industry (more than eight years in Human Resource technology). Romuald is currently the Director of Products and Technology for Talent Technology Corporation where he manages product roadmaps and synthesizes overall product initiatives for TTC's Resume Mirror and HireDesk divisions. Previously, he was Principal for the Technology Practice at Humanuo, an HR technology consulting and development firm in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Humanuo, Mr. Restout worked at Taleo, the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions in Quebec City, Canada.

Paul Storfer, Founder and Managing Partner, Human Capital Science. Paul is a seasoned business executive with a rare combination of operational, technology, and human resources expertise. His industry vision helped InScope Corporation develop its groundbreaking technology combining software and competencies to enable the tracking of people performance against business results in real time. Paul also helped lead early development efforts for the service now known as Prodigy®. Prior to Human Capital Science, Paul founded HR Technologies (which became InScope Corporation), and served as a Principal at The Dartmouth Group, where he gained first-hand experience in executive search and HR consulting. Mr. Storfer has also served as President and CEO of American Videotext Services, Inc. and Compare! Services, Inc.

Ingolf Teetz, milch & zucker, CTO. Ingolf Teetz is founder and Chief Technical Officer for milch & zucker, a provider of e-recruitment and recruitment marketing solutions, with offices in Bad Nauheim and Hamburg, Germany. Along with managing the operational business within the company he is mainly responsible for developing milch & zucker's software BeeSite and strengthening technology partnerships. Since 2000 milch & zucker is a specialist for HR websites/job boards and applicant tracking software. The first major implementation of HR-XML (SEP) was accomplished in the framework of the JobStairs project in 2003, followed by many others.

About HR-XML

The HR-XML Consortium, Inc. (http://www.hr-xml.org/) is the recognized authority on, and leading source of, global interoperability standards for human resources management. Membership within the HR-XML Consortium is open to HR professionals, vendors, consultants, and other users or providers of HR systems and services. For further information, visit http://www.hr-xml.org/forms/join/

For more information, contact:
Chuck Allen
HR-XML Consortium, Inc.
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