Former Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer has joined the board of AI-powered artificial intelligence platform Reejig as chairman
Hartzer is carving out a post-banking career in the startup industry. He is also president of Sydney Beforepay fintech and acts as a senior advisor to Quantium and Sayers Group.
The nomination comes less than a month after Reejig announced it had raised $ 6 million in a Series A for international expansion. The round was led by Skip Capital, with participation from Airtree Ventures; Didier Elzinga of Culture Amp and his wife, opera singer, Greta Bradman; as well as the existing funder Right Click Capital.
Reejig launched in 2019 and uses AI to give management insight into the skill base within a company’s workforce, also comparing it by aggregating data from the company’s existing HR system .
Co-founders Siobhan Savage, Mike Reed and Dr Shujia Zhang set out to tackle some of the biggest HR challenges in hiring, retaining and retraining. The startup’s customer base includes Woolworths, KPMG, Transport for NSW, John Holland, MYOB and UTS.
Brian Hartzer said Reejig is a game-changer for large organizations looking to solve the problem of workforce agility and uses ethical AI to identify and support both fair and successful talent decisions.
“The evolution towards organizational agility is here to stay. Many large companies are adopting agile strategies and putting in place agile team structures, processes and technologies, ”he said.
“But to maximize results, businesses need new tools that help them find, move, develop and engage their talent. “
Hartzer will work closely with Reejig CEO Siobhan Savage and his group of investors to support plans for rapid and international expansion.
“I was fortunate to have discovered Reejig’s solution at an early stage and was amazed at the quality of what they built in a short period of time,” he said.
“I know from personal experience that Reejig solves a problem that so many large companies have historically faced. Siobhan and the Reejig leadership team are exceptional, and I couldn’t be more excited to support them as they enter this period of rapid growth.
Siobhan Savage said Hartzer’s experience leading some of Australia’s largest and most complex organizations will be invaluable to the company.
“His personal experience in creating workforce agility within a large organization, coupled with his commitment to helping companies build diverse and highly engaged teams, will strengthen Reejig as we work to create a better future of work; one without bias, where everyone thrives at work, ”she said.