Leadership

Our Mission

Everyone who works at Censia holds true to the same dream: to make the talent search as fair, efficient and productive as possible. Every year there are immense amounts of money and productivity that are wasted as a result of inefficient and biased hiring practices. At Censia, we believe that by unlocking the recruiting process we are able to unlock humanity’s full potential.

    Jo Riley

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Joanna Riley is an entrepreneur, advocate, a mentor for diversity in technology, and the CEO and Co-Founder of Censia. Prior to founding Censia, Joanna was the co-founder and CEO of 1-Page, a SaaS solutions provider in the Talent Acquisition sector. In 2014 she led 1-Page to a successful IPO, and onto the S&P/ASX 300 by 2016.

    Joanna was named one of the 100 highest-ranking women in tech in 2017, and was awarded the Most Powerful and Influential Women Award by the California Diversity Council, and the Power ’30 Under 30’ for Professional and Community Excellence in 2016.

    She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Young Presidents Organization (SF Bay Chapter) and is an active angel investor in early stage companies. She sits on the Advisory Boards of: CerraCap Ventures, Veterati, Perksy, DroneShield Ltd, and is a mentor at Singularity University and Founder

    Bruce Cooper

    Co-Founder and CTO
    Bruce has been involved with Technical Program Management for over 20 years across software vendors, large institutions and start-ups. Bruce has spent the majority of his time focused on constructing and optimizing technical systems oriented to generate new revenue streams. Bruce has a passion for building, whether it be teams, software, policy or infrastructure. Bruce has served in numerous executive roles including CTO, COO, Director of Trading Technology, and Director of Product Management.
    Bruce joined Censia to empower society with a better workforce paradigm where talent is matched appropriately to roles.

    Tim Johnson

    Co-Founder and VP of Sales
    Tim is a highly experienced and tenured sales professional with a track record of success selling SaaS solutions into some of the most challenging and influential companies around the globe. Tim was one of the initial enterprise hires at Marketo, a SaaS marketing automation company that during Tim’s tenure, scaled from 50 employees to over 1,200, saw revenue growth in the enterprise division from 1M ARR to over 120M ARR, and was a prominent member of the go to market team that saw the company through a successful $1B+ IPO. After Marketo, Tim joined a SaaS startup (EverString) as one of the initial founding business members in the predictive analytics and AI space for sales and marketing. Tim was a key member of the team that helped the company raise a $12M Series A and 15 months later a $65M Series B round, both the largest in the sector at the time, led by Lightspeed Ventures.
    Tim joined Censia as one of the initial executive team members because the mission of the company and its leadership is 100% aligned with the passion in his own life, helping professionals, customers, and employees be the best versions of themselves.

    Rebecca Poole

    SVP of Product and Design
    Rebecca is an accomplished, creative, and highly adaptable Product Management professional with over 20 years of success at IBM owning, leading, and working with global cross-discipline teams to innovate, transform, deliver, and evangelize both on premise and cloud-based enterprise software solutions generating $100M-$1B annually. These solutions span a wide variety of market domains including data management, application development and management, big data, analytics, core banking and AI. During her tenure she also acted as Recruiting Manager for Stanford University. Her most recent role as Product Management Lead for IBM’s Watson Customer Experience Analytics solution allowed her to work with worldwide clients, business partners, analysts, and across IBM to understand and deliver key solution features that provide high fidelity visualizations, analytics, and cognitive insights to help optimize the omnichannel customer journey, improve the customer experience and maximize business results.
    Rebecca’s passion is to improve businesses and consumer lives by synthesizing and advancing a diverse range of emerging & established technologies, hiring & cultivating talent, and establishing a customer-first, innovative and team-oriented culture. She is an intuitive, analytical, results-oriented self-starter with high energy, business and technical experience, and attention to detail who thrives on owning the success of multiple concurrent complex projects.

    Rebecca Poole

    SVP of Product and Design
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    Rebecca’s passion is to improve businesses and consumer lives by synthesizing and advancing a diverse range of emerging & established technologies, hiring & cultivating talent, and establishing a customer-first, innovative and team-oriented culture. She is an intuitive, analytical, results-oriented self-starter with high energy, business and technical experience, and attention to detail who thrives on owning the success of multiple concurrent complex projects.

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    Board of Directors

    Joanna (Jo) Riley

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    Board of Advisors

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    Sanjay Pal

    Global VP Cloud and Cognitive Solutions
    IBM

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    Shakti Jauhar

    Senior Vice President
    PepsiCo

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    Nancy Altobello

    Board Member
    MarketAxess

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    Burges Karkaria

    Founder and CEO
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    Monica L. Bua

    Managing Director
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    Board of Advisors

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      Sanjay Pal

      Global VP Cloud and Cognitive Solutions
      IBM

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      Shakti Jauhar

      Former SVP, Digital HR Transformation, Operations and Shared Services
      PepsiCo

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      Nancy Altobello

      Board Member
      MarketAxess

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      Monica L. Bua

      Managing Director
      Morgan Samuels
      Burges Karkaria

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      Burges Karkaria

      Founder and CEO
      Robocuisine

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      Deborah Leff

      Global Leader and Industry CTO for Data Science and AI
      IBM

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