Avature welcomes industry veteran Riges Younan to the global sales team as Regional Sales Manager, Australia/New Zealand (ANZ). In his role, Riges will be charged with acquiring new customers in the region and working closely with existing customers on their use of the Avature system. For the last three years, Riges has been a customer of Avature’s so he has extensive experience on the Avature platform as a recruitment practitioner.

In his career, Riges has been involved with five start-ups in HR Technology and Executive Search in New York, London and Australia. Riges’ uncanny knack for staying ahead of the curve saw him launch Australia’s first social recruiting and employee referral platform delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) called 2Vouch.com. A serial entrepreneur, Riges has often conjured up ways to use new and mainstream technologies in the pursuit of talent. A subject matter expert on talent acquisition and proactive recruiting, Riges possesses an acute grasp of the big picture with a strong focus on how to leverage technology and the social web to achieve talent acquisition, talent attraction and talent management objectives.

Riges resides in Melbourne, Australia. No doubt he will be a tremendous resource to our customers and a wonderful addition to the Avature global sales team. You can email him directly at riges dot younan at avature dot net or connect with him on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.