Leadership

Leadership Team

Joe
Essenfeld

Founder, CEO & Director

Joe Essenfeld is the Founder and CEO of Jibe. Since 2009, he has been focused on transforming hiring by making the lives of candidates and recruiters easier. Behind Joe’s passion and vision, Jibe has become the leader in the SaaS recruitment software category, enabling candidates to enjoy a consumer user experience and creating a larger pipeline of qualified candidates and jobs that get filled faster. Today, Jibe works with some of the world’s leading companies like Johnson & Johnson, FedEx and Comcast. Recently, Joe, has built partnerships with Google and LinkedIn that continue to improve the recruiting experience for candidates and recruiters. 

Joe has always had a passion for creating things and using technology to solve problems. He graduated from Cornell University and currently resides in Short Hills, NJ with his wife, daughter, and son.

Mark
Bissell

COO

Mark Bissell leads all non-sales functions at Jibe, including customer and technical operations. A veteran of the enterprise HR software industry, most recently Mark was Vice President of Customer Success at WeSpire, a cloud-based employee engagement platform. Before that, he was Vice President of Customer Value and Renewals at SuccessFactors, where he also held various leadership roles over more than eight years culminating with the $3.4B acquisition by SAP.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mark currently lives in the Greater Boston Area with his wife and 2 children.

Dave
Wright

Chief Architect

Dave Wright heads up the technology side of Jibe. A seasoned business and technology leader, Dave is an innovator with expertise in building intelligent decision support systems for enterprise operations. Most recently he was Chief Architect at LiveIntent driving real time interpretation of user intent signals within a marketing funnel. Dave was also Chief Architect at Kronos for a number of years, steering the technical directions as part of a >$1B recapitalization.

Dave is an avid hiker who loves the outdoors, and enjoys learning old songs and new techniques on the guitar.

Boris
Kozak

VP of Engineering

Boris Kozak leads client integrations and the engineering team based in our Washington, D.C. office. Before joining Jibe in 2011, Boris was a Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton where he was the Lead ASP.net developer. While at Booz Allen Hamilton, Boris lead the development of a web application for Homeland Defense used by the Army and National Guard to prepare for and respond to domestic emergencies.

Outside of the office, Boris is an avid snowboarder, adventurer and amateur photographer, and he is frequently seen snapping photos of the Jibe team.

Matt
Geffken

VP of Product

Matt is the head of product and customer success at Jibe. He’s responsible for making sure Jibe ships the right products at the most opportune times, while ensuring Jibe’s customers receive the most value from its solutions. Before Jibe, Matt was the Director of Product at SNP-AG where he built software to transform ERP systems after M&A, restructuring and divesting activity. Matt holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from Muhlenberg College and Stevens Institute of Technology, respectively.

When he’s not knee deep in data science, Matt’s experimenting in the kitchen or attempting to win in organized sports against athletes a decade his junior.