CareerPlug Announces New President and New CEO Role

PRESS RELEASE — CareerPlug today announced that Jenny Leman, CareerPlug’s Senior Director of Client Operations, will be stepping into her new role as the company’s second President. CareerPlug’s first President and its Founder, Clint Smith, will be taking on a new role as the company’s first CEO. Smith’s new title will be Founder and CEO. 

The change in roles comes as CareerPlug implements a new approach to leadership within the organization based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) method. This new framework has allowed CareerPlug to identify opportunities to evolve its top leadership roles, solidify the core responsibilities and focus of each role, and better leverage the talents of Smith and Leman as the company gears up for a year of growth in 2021. 

Smith founded CareerPlug in 2007 with the simple idea that there was a better way to help employers connect with quality applicants. Since then, the company has partnered with more than 12,000 clients to help them make the right hires for their business. In his new role as CEO, Smith looks forward to returning to the entrepreneurial skillset that allowed him to grow CareerPlug into the trusted hiring partner it is today.

Smith says, “I’ve learned that oftentimes, as a company grows, founders and entrepreneurs get pulled away from the things they excel at – big picture strategy and building relationships outside the business – and instead find themselves tending to the operational aspects of running a business. But I knew there was someone else on my team who excelled at those things: my Senior Director of Client Operations, Jenny Leman. By elevating her to the role of President, I can focus on setting the vision and direction for CareerPlug’s future. We have big plans for new product features that will deliver more value to our clients in 2021, and I’m very excited about that.” 

Before joining CareerPlug in 2017, Leman led operations for a multi-unit franchisee and later for a software company. Her unique blend of franchise and software expertise brought a valuable perspective to CareerPlug in helping to build a people operating software for franchises.

Leman says, “I find myself deeply connected to the problem CareerPlug solves because I’ve worked for small businesses and franchisees. I know how important it is for small business owners to make the right hires because they have so much on their plates. I understand the concerns of our clients, and I feel proud to contribute to CareerPlug’s mission of helping connect the right people with the right jobs.”

About CareerPlug: CareerPlug is a software company on a mission to solve the #1 challenge of running a business: attracting and hiring the right people. More than 12,000 clients love working with us because we give them a proven playbook to make the right hires. Our software is easy enough for anyone to use, so you don’t need to be an HR professional to succeed. We’re so committed to making hiring easier that we require every one of our employees to become a certified Hiring Expert so that they can contribute to our mission.

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