XpertHR expands senior team with new hires

  • Press Release
  • UK
  • Huw Cahill joins as the organisation’s new COO    
  • XpertHR appoints Mark Brandau as its CMO

13th October 2022, London – XpertHR, provider of HR data analytics and intelligent solutions, part of the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions portfolio within RELX, has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Huw Cahill, Chief Operations Officer and Mark Brandau as Chief Marketing Officer. 

The appointments follow the launch of Cendex and the organisation’s acquisition of Gapsquare, contributing to XpertHR’s continued growth. With the expansion and strengthening of the senior leadership team, the organisation reinforces its commitment to continuing the evolution and success of the business in a fast-growing market. 

Huw Cahill joins as Chief Operations Officer and will be responsible for ensuring a world class experience for customers and the further development of the XpertHR Data Platform which has been instrumental in the development of XpertHR’s data analytics offerings such as Aptifore, Cendex and Gapsquare. Huw has worked with leading global B2B software and data businesses over the last 19 years in multiple markets and sectors, delivering revenue growth, new products and services, building contributory data platforms and driving operational excellence. Huw brings years of experience and a unique insight to the XpertHR leadership team as it continues to accelerate growth.  

As the organisation’s new Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Brandau will oversee the organisation’s strategic marketing activity, contributing to its accelerating growth. Before joining XpertHR, Mark was Global Vice President of Portfolio Marketing for iCIMS, where he led the go-to-market strategy and execution of iCIMS Talent Cloud. Prior to this he was Head of Forrester Research’s HCM Practice and was Senior Vice President of Product and Solution Marketing for SAP Success Factors. Mark brings years of experience and expertise in the HR Technology market and is ideally suited to lead XpertHR into new markets with its increasingly sophisticated technology solutions for HR professionals. 

Scott Walker, CEO at XpertHR, said: “The world of work is changing rapidly and XpertHR is ideally placed to enable the HR function to address these needs. As our business has evolved to deliver sophisticated data and analytics solutions we need experienced and talented executives to lead our business into these new markets.  Huw and Mark’s combined experience, insight, and passion will ignite fires and push the organisation to new speeds and growth, bringing the technology capabilities, data, and insights to our clients in new and innovative ways. I look forward to working with them as we continue our work to create purposeful workplaces for all.”   

Huw Cahill, COO, added: “Having worked in various guises within RELX, I have long admired the commitment to excellence at XpertHR. The ‘people’ part of any business is now more important than ever before and there is such growth potential for us to support businesses across the globe to ensure they remain competitive and successful. I look forward to being part of this exciting next chapter.” 

Mark Brandau, CMO, comments: “XpertHR has been on a huge growth journey, and I’m honoured and delighted to be a part of the next phase of success. I’m looking forward to working with the XpertHR team to bring more critical insights and guidance to HR leaders around the world. And I’m excited about the new product innovations and services we’ll introduce as the world of work continues to rapidly evolve.” 


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