NEW YORK (October 10, 2016) — Talent Inc., the world’s largest resume-writing and personal-branding service, today announced the appointment of Hillary Garris to Vice President of Finance. Reporting directly to the CEO and responsible for developing the company’s financial-management strategy and execution, Ms. Garris is based in the company’s New York City headquarters. The resume-writing and personal-branding leader, Talent Inc. helps job seekers achieve their professional goals.
“Hillary brings over 15 years of financial expertise in accelerated-growth initiatives, which is exactly what we need from a strategic and operational partner to round out our management team,” said Jeff Berger, CEO & founder of Talent Inc. “She will be a tremendous asset in taking our company to the next level and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Most recently, Ms. Garris was Vice President of Finance & Operations at Piano, a software-as-a-service company specializing in digital commerce optimization. As part of the global finance team for Anheuser-Busch InBev, a Global Fortune 500 consumer-products company, Hillary spearheaded its equity listing on the NYSE, following the $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Entrepreneurs-in-Training program at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard, which fosters the confidence and skills young women need to launch their own ventures.
“Finance has been a huge passion of mine since college, and I am excited to join a company that educates job seekers about why a professionally written resume is an investment in one’s future earning power,” said Ms. Garris. “My background has been in counseling executive management and boards during periods of rapid growth and transformation, and Talent Inc. is poised to take the career-services industry by storm.”
Ms. Garris began her career researching and investing in technology and energy companies at ING, Oaktree Capital, and Oppenheimer & Co. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in finance and economics from Lehigh University.