The story of eSkill started in 2003 when our CEO, Eric Friedman (the business man), met Gerard Szatvanyi (the software man). It’s one of those classic stories when the IT guy meets the business man and they create magic. They had a vision of providing the most relevant and valid pre-employment assessment tests for any skilled job. People came first. Then technology. Then the name. Without any of those, we wouldn’t be eSkill.
With the aim of providing easily customizable online pre-employment assessment tests, eSkill Corporation has developed into a global leader in employment-related skills testing. eSkill provides organizations with a web-based skill testing service. Specifically, the eSkill application lets hiring and training managers configure tests from our extensive subject library to match their hiring and training needs and reduce the risk of hiring failures and discrimination litigation. Our end goals are to have employer clients whose team performance is improving and candidates with a good experience of their assessment process.
The eSkill Management Team
Eric Friedman, Chairman and CEO
Eric has helped launched five startups since 1992, including Sage Networks, Frictionless Commerce, VideoSite, and Martha Stewart Foods. Eric holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Brown University.
Gerard Szatvanyi, President and Chief Technologist
With 10 years of expertise in software development, SaaS technologies, and cloud computing, Gerard has led technology development at eSkill through his company OSF Global Services. Gerard holds an M. Sc. from Laval University, Quebec City.
Jayna Smith, Vice President of Sales
With more than 15 years of HR sales experience, Jayna’s background includes sales and sales management at IBM and Salary.com, sales at Kenexa, and sales analytics and sales training at Genesys Software. Jayna holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Kevin Renner, Sales Manager
With more than nine years of experience on the technology and science side of the assessment industry, Kevin started his career in this industry at Kenexa (now an IBM company), where he held many positions, including Assessment Support Manager, Configuration Consultant, and finally Sr. Account Executive for Assessment Sales.
RJ Nichols III, Channel Partner Manager
RJ has over twenty years of experience in high-tech sales, eight of which have been in channel development. RJ’s background includes technical, sales and sales management, selling both hardware and SaaS solutions. He has a 360° view of the sales lifecycle, having been a customer, partner, manufacturer, and distributor. RJ holds a bachelor of science in computer science from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.
“We did demos with maybe 6 other companies, and eSkill kept coming to the top, because of the flexibility, the integration into our Taleo application process, and then being able to use it in other areas of the company. Now, after integrating our Taleo system with eSkill, we’re able to move into the process immediately and we have scores in hand. It’s a 100% improvement in the time reduction.”
Wanda Hatchett, Sales Manager
“The wide variety and customizability of eSkill’s online testing allows us to pre-screen
many of our candidates before they even get to our doors. eSkill helps us assess
a high volume of candidates in a fast, easy and efficient way.”
Christa Foley, Recruiting Manager
“We chose eSkill because it meets and exceeds our needs. eSkill is unmatched in its ability to manage franchise locations, customize and configure tests, and customer service. The platform makes test deployment fast and easy, while our dedicated account manager has been very proactive in making sure we get the most out of eSkill. We would recommend eSkill to anyone who is looking to identify skilled candidates.”
Jason Leverant, President and COO
"Our staffing agency switched from ProveIt to eSkill several months ago and we haven’t looked back since. We have had no technical issues, the software library and customized tests are beyond everything we need, the reporting is extremely comprehensive and most importantly, none of our test takers have complained! The eSkill tests are very user-friendly which has increased compliance drastically. Highly recommended!"