Jing Liao, ’97 MA-HRIR, Named President and Chief Commercial Officer of Viridis Learning

Jing_Liao-214x3002Jing Liao, ’97 MA-HRIR, has been named President and Chief Commercial Officer of Viridis Learning Inc., a leading provider of algorithm-based software for college student career placement.

Felix Ortiz, Chairman and CEO of Viridis commented, “We are very excited to invite Jing to join our team. We have an unprecedented opportunity to capture the higher education placement market and impact millions of people’s lives globally. Jing’s passion and her remarkable experience and success in providing enterprise-class human capital solutions is just what we need to take Viridis to the next level. We are looking forward to a bright future with Jing coming on board to spearhead our sales efforts!”

“I am thrilled to work with Viridis’ highly reputable board and investors, our passionate and fearless leader Felix, and our committed leadership team and staff, and critical college and corporate partners to extend our impact in connecting students, schools and employment,” said Liao. “Time to fill, cost of hire, and quality of hire have always been the front and center of corporations’ talent concerns. Viridis Learning provides a unique solution with access to validated school records and systematic job match. I am honored to be considered for this ideal leadership opportunity to marry my passion for higher education and talent development with my track record of successful enterprise talent management. Our vision to build stronger career path for millions of college students will have a real impact of the whole world. I’m excited to be a part of the journey.”

Liao comes to Viridis Learning from TriNet HR Corporation, the leading bundled HR service provider for small to mid-sized companies as their Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Under Liao’s leadership, TriNet won the Elite Award of the Best and Brightest Company in San Francisco in 2014, and the National Award of Best and Brightest Company in 2015, and National Award of Best and Brightest Wellness Practice in 2015. Her team filled more than a thousand positions in 2015 and created one of the largest sales organizations in the Professional Employer Organization industry.

Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Global Human Resources for Atmel Corporation, a leading semiconductor company. Atmel was called the “King of Touch Controller outside of Apple” in 2011. Liao has been co-chair of the San Francisco CHRO Forum since 2011, and serves on the advisory board of the MA-HRIR program for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She also serves on the Board Executive Compensation Committee for El Camino Hospital. She was named a winner of the 2013 Top 10 Breakaway Leader Awards – Influence the Future of Work – Talent, Strategy, Leadership by Evanta.

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