Fountain Names Sean Behr As Chief Executive Officer

By Dan Anderson ● September 16, 2020
  • High-volume talent acquisition platform Fountain announced it has appointed Sean Behr as Chief Executive Officer

High-volume talent acquisition platform Fountain announced it has appointed Sean Behr as Chief Executive Officer. Behr brings over 20 years in leadership experience having worked with many Series A and B companies. And Fountain founder and former CEO Keith Ryu — under whose leadership the company experienced its rapid growth to hundreds of customers and millions of applicants — will remain at the company focused on new strategic initiatives.

Before joining Fountain, Behr served as CEO & Founder of Stratim (acquired by KAR), an intelligent mobility and fleet infrastructure platform powering the future of transportation. Before Stratim, Behr was Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Adap.tv where he led the company through rapid growth and its acquisition by AOL. Before Adap.tv, Behr held various management roles at Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay) including roles in HR, sales, product management, and strategy development. In addition, Behr advises, mentors, and invests in entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Over the past year, Fountain has continued to grow. And in late 2019, the company closed a $23 million Series B funding round led by DCM with participation from 51jobs and existing investors. And to support its continued growth, the company has also hired a more senior Go To Market team with Nick Reidy as Vice President, Customer Success, Jonathan Zoob as Vice President, Sales, and Tracy Sestili as Vice President, Marketing. Together with their skills and years of experience, they will play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

KEY QUOTES:

“When I met Sean, he impressed me with his thoughtful approach and strategic insight. He has been a long time supporter and advisor of Fountain from the beginning. I’m excited to have him lead the charge in Fountain’s next chapter of growth.”

— Keith Ryu

“Having been a customer, investor, advisor and board member over the years, I’ve seen firsthand the growth and exceptional team at Fountain, and it is an honor to join the company as CEO. While COVID has presented some challenges in employment, Fountain and its customers remain resilient. Fountain continues to help companies process millions of applicants across thousands of active jobs for our customers today.”

— Sean Behr