September 21, 2022 – Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul has signed a deal with SmartBiz, an AI-powered financing platform for small businesses. Mogul offers a talent acquisition platform, diversity recruiting services, inclusive networking events, educational events, a job board, and online social communities. According to the agreement, SmartBiz will use Mogul’s diversity-focused recruiting software to access more than 494 million diverse candidate profiles across 195 countries. “At SmartBiz, we believe that a team made up of a broad spectrum of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences leads to the best outcomes,” said Omer Cohen, chief people officer of SmartBiz. “On our mission to equip every entrepreneur with reliable access to capital, 60-plus percent of our funded loans have gone to women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses. We are proud of the work we do, and we are committed to our internal team reflecting the diverse customers we serve.”
SmartBiz has a notable track record of supporting minority, women, and veteran business owners. In 2021, at the height of the pandemic, SmartBiz awarded five $5,000 grants for a total of $25,000 to small businesses in the U.S. as part of a grant program. The recipients were chosen from a pool of eligible minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses who applied and outlined how they would use the funds to help their businesses face new challenges and move forward. The company plans to begin accepting applications for the 2022 SmartBiz Grant Program in the coming weeks.
SmartBiz is a platform for small business financing and was named one of 2022’s “Best Places to Work in Financial Technology” by LendIt Fintech for the fourth consecutive year, and is a certified Great Place To Work. Additionally, SmartBiz CEO Evan Singer was named one of the “Top 25 Fintech CEOs of 2022” by Technology Innovators.
Led by Tiffany Pham, Mogul pairs executive search and technology solutions. The firm has a network of senior-level women and minorities, and partners with organizations to attract and advance top, diverse talent. The firm partners with the Fortune 1000 and fast-growing start-ups to recruit diverse leaders, including Amazon, Intuit, IBM, Nike, Hearst, Stanley Black & Decker, McKinsey & Company, Intel, T-Mobile, Mastercard, Marsh & McLennan, and more.
Exciting Time for Search
Ms. Pham recently sat down with Hunt Scanlon Media to discuss the executive recruitment industry. “This is a very exciting time for the search industry,” she said. “We can expect to see a growing focus on searching for diverse talent, particularly at executive levels but also for board of director roles. Many companies with very good overall D&I numbers are asking for help in searching for diverse talent in certain roles, primarily at the board level or above the middle management level.”
Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently signed a deal to partner with financial technology company DailyPay. “We are thrilled that DailyPay is leading the financial services industry with its focus on diversity hiring,” said Tiffany Pham, founder, CEO, and chairman of the board at Mogul. “Our talent acquisition platform will allow DailyPay to find a deeper pool of candidates than ever before. We applaud their efforts, and we are looking forward to working with them.”
“They are evolving their focus on diversity and working to make sure that there is diversity at all levels and functions of the organization,” Ms. Pham said. “At Mogul, this is our specialty; we find top diverse talent for the world’s top organizations, like Hershey, Bain, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. Our clients know we have developed groundbreaking, patent-pending technologies for this very purpose, and they love us because of it.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media