Seasoned executives join iCIMS to drive customer-focused product innovation vision

iCIMS announced two key appointments to its executive team Thursday. Joseph Benjamin will join as chief technology officer, effective next week, and Eric Connors joined the organization earlier this year as chief product officer. Benjamin and Connors will lead the technology and product teams behind the Holmdel-based company’s product portfolio and continue the acceleration of iCIMS’ longstanding artificial intelligence program. Benjamin and Connors succeed Al Smith, who is retiring after nearly 10 years.

“We are thankful for the profound impact Al Smith has had on iCIMS over the last decade and confident that Joseph and Eric have the wealth of (talent acquisition), AI and product leadership to lead our vision and provide the best experiences for our customers and their candidates across the TA journey,” Jason Edelboim, CEO of iCIMS, said. “Together, these customer-centric leaders will take our technology to the next level and deliver the right innovative solutions that tackle complex business challenges.”

Benjamin brings decades of experience at global business-to-business and business-to-consumer Software-as-a-Service companies, where he led and scaled product and engineering teams in high-growth, cloud-based applications and services. He excels in technology transformation, managing global infrastructure, software development, security, data science, data-driven products and unifying people and platforms through mergers & acquisitions. Benjamin served in several senior technology roles at Oracle and DataLogix over the course of 17 years. Most recently, he held the role of CTO of Behavox, a leading provider of AI-driven compliance solutions, where he led software engineering, security and compliance and infrastructure automation.

Connors previously served as chief operating officer at Intercontinental Exchange Mortgage Technology, a division of ICE, which owns and operates financial exchanges around the world, including the New York Stock Exchange. As COO, Connors led the overall strategy of ICE Mortgage — a leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry — including product and acquisitions, product management, user experience, product compliance and corporate development. He has also served in leadership roles at CoreLogic, Yodlee and Oracle.