Our Team

We help our clients solve business problems by fusing innovation, strategy, creativity and craft.

CLOE GUIDRY
FOUNDER & CEO
 

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Cloe Guidry
Founder and CEO

An Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University Executive MBA Alumni and former SVP in two global brokerage firms, Cloe has spent over 16 years successfully helping clients solve challenging issues around supply chain risk and human capital management. She leads teams in identifying client needs, creating custom solutions, and client stewardship. Cloe’s focus areas include business development, sales, identifying diverse partnerships and strategic alliances, strategy, growth initiatives, and access to capital. Cloe founded Hire Ground with the mission of providing new-majority business owners with more opportunities to win supply chain contracts while also enabling enterprise buyers to build and strengthen their supplier diversity programs. As founder and CEO, Cloe is responsible for the overall success of Hire Ground by leading the development and execution of long-term strategies.

RACHEL VICTORIA WEBB
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
 

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Rachel Victoria Webb
Chief Operating Officer

Rachel has 15 years of experience in management consulting, financial analysis, marketing and brand management. After attending Howard University’s MBA program, she committed her career to building her expertise in minority/women-owned business consulting in the entertainment, real estate, and services industries. In this vein, Rachel has supported businesses in developing go-to market strategies, instituting cost containment measures, establishing stronger financial records, navigating revenue and profitability growth and building company cultures rooted in mindfulness and self-development. As Hire Ground’s COO, Rachel brings her execution mind-set and bias toward action, focusing on the operational details and growth challenges necessary for success today.

MARTY PARKER
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
 

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Marty Parker
Chief Strategy Officer

Marty brings over 25 years of executive experience and a proven track record of growing sales and cutting costs while improving business performance. His speciality areas include supply chain, manufacturing and operations improvement; testing and improving new business and manufacturing processes; and product development, marketing, and international expansion. As a lecturer teaching Operations Management and Quality Management at the University of Georgia (UGA), Marty facilitates the career development success of his students and is currently organizing a Supply Chain Advisory Board for UGA. As Hire Ground’s Chief Strategy Officer, Marty leads the company’s strategic-planning processes, forges new strategic relationships externally, creates synergies across the organization, and creates greater transparency and accountability for those people carrying out the company’s strategy.

KEITH HEFFRON
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 

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Keith Heffron
Chief Financial Officer

Keith is an innovative financial leader, business owner, and transformative CFO who specializes in maximizing revenue and valuation, capital management and scaling emerging companies. His areas of expertise include strategic leadership, financial planning, internal audit, and leadership development. Keith’s distinguished career includes specific focus on pricing strategies as well as revenue assurance, reducing bad debt, treasury, controlling designing and implementing risk management strategies. At Hire Ground, Keith looks across multiple horizons and creates a well-integrated financial roadmap creating a clear path to growth while driving measurable value to our long-term objectives.

FRED KALOMBO
VP OF ENGINEERING
 

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Fred Kalombo
VP of Engineering

Prior to joining Hire Ground, Fred led the GHX-Vendormate product development team from its inception to several acquisitions. Fred helped scale Vendormate’s hospital supplier credentialing for over 6,000 hospitals and architected its enterprise mobile strategy for increased access and scalability. Fred’s experience includes streamlining the feature deployment pipeline so developers can work productively, ensure security of the application, and provide scalable and cost-effective cloud infrastructure. At Hire Ground, Fred leads the architecture and engineering vision. Focusing on all aspects of the development lifecycle through best practices with a strong focus on continuous integration and continuous delivery to increase customer satisfaction.

ABHIJIT RANADE
TECHNICAL DELIVERY MANAGER
 

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Abhijit Ranade
Technical Delivery Manager

With more than 13 years of experience in Software Product and Project Management for Enterprise applications, Abhijit has worked across several verticals, including healthcare, insurance, and credentialing. He is a certified Product Owner and Scrum Master with core competencies in business analysis, delivery management, and software quality assurance. Abhijit has worked with major enterprises such as State Farm Insurance, Cigna Healthcare and GHX-Vendormate. At Hire Ground, Abhijit is the bridge between the product team and engineering team with a focus on data compliance, security & site integrity and quality assurance.

SACHIN MAHAJAN
TECHNICAL LEAD
 

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Sachin Mahajan
Technical Lead

Sachin is a technical lead with more than ten years of experience in backend development. His areas of expertise in Dot Net, Dot Net Core and Laravel (PHP framework) technologies. He is expertise in cloud services like AWS cloud hosting, AWS services, Azure services, CI/CD pipelines. Sachin has applied his skills in a variety of domains including education, supply chain management, and healthcare. At Hire Ground, his role is to provide architectural blueprint and technical leadership to our IT team. Design, develop and execute software solutions to address business issues. He is responsible for managing the engineering team, and handling the deployments activities.

STACEY COCHRAN
SALES
 

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Stacey Cochran
Sales

Stacey brings over 20 years of technology sales and leadership experience to Hire Ground. He has a successful history of closing global multi-million dollar sales for enterprise and strategic customers across several verticals, including healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing. Stacey’s ability to use long-term vision to guide short-term decision-making, tactical planning, and staff development has been invaluable to Hire Ground as he builds and leads the company’s enterprise sales team.

LILIIA CHORNA
ART DIRECTOR
 

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Liliia Chorna
Art Director

Liliia is a graduate of the School of Visual Communication, KNLU Oriental Studies. She gained over a decade of design and illustration experience serving local and global clients while working for leading advertising agencies, including the McCann Group and the Mullen Lowe Group. Liliia has created award-winning work for internationally renowned brands, including Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola, The Carlsberg Group, and Nestlé. As Hire Ground’s Art Director, Liliia is ensuring the company’s design is consistent with the Hire Ground brand across all channels.

KSENIYA KRAMARENKO
PRODUCT OWNER
 

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Kseniya Kramarenko
Product Owner

Kseniya spent three years working closely with startups from all over the world. With a diverse academic background that combines Informatics, International Business, and Finance, she is well prepared to apply methodology from more than one field to make business decisions based on a multi-sided analysis approach. Kseniya’s superpower is coordinating geographically dispersed multicultural teams to make sure that the right product is shipped at the right time which is possible only when everyone in a team is going in the same direction. At Hire Ground, Kseniya is defining product requirements and the desired user experience for customers.

KALI KUCERA
CUSTOMER SUCCESS
 

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Kali Kucera
Customer Success

Kali built his career at Microsoft, where his endeavors and accomplishments ranged from engineering online help systems (including the highly-regarded SQL Server Books Online), architecting and managing operational support systems for technical writers and editors, and leading company efforts to promote the research and development of AI-powered answer-bots. He is passionately interested in “social help”, where great content and great people come together in a rapid time frame. At Hire Ground, Kali is responsible for building a strong customer success culture.

CLOE GUIDRY
FOUNDER & CEO
 

RACHEL VICTORIA WEBB
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
 

MARTY PARKER
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
 

KEITH HEFFRON
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 

FRED KALOMBO
VP OF ENGINEERING
 

ABHIJIT RANADE
TECHNICAL DELIVERY MANAGER
 

SACHIN MAHAJAN
TECHNICAL LEAD
 

STACEY COCHRAN
SALES
 

LILIIA CHORNA
ART DIRECTOR
 

KSENIYA KRAMARENKO
PRODUCT OWNER
 

KALI KUCERA
CUSTOMER SUCCESS