colin day

Founder & Chairman

Colin Day is the Founder and Chairman of iCIMS, the leading provider of recruitment software solutions.

After graduating from Cornell University and getting his start as a recruiter at Comrise Technology, an IT staffing firm, Day established iCIMS in 2000 with a vision to deliver applicant tracking software emphasizing ease-of-use and unparalleled customer service. Under his leadership, iCIMS has grown to become the largest best-in-class provider of hiring software and stands among Forbes’ top 100 fastest-growing private cloud companies in the country.

Day maintains a deep commitment to customer needs, leading iCIMS to remain solely focused on delivering a suite of world-class, enterprise products to its roughly 4,000 clients, including dozens of Fortune 500 brands. With approximately 800 employees and $200M in annual recurring revenue, the company is growing three times faster than the overall market. iCIMS has also expanded its product portfolio with company acquisitions, including JobMagic, for social recruiting (2012), and TextRecruit, for mobile candidate communications and artificial intelligence (2018).

Under the firm belief that talent acquisition deserves its own platform, Day’s approach to entrepreneurship is contrarian to the industry, beginning with steadfast focus on providing a dedicated suite of hiring solutions, followed by the revolutionary introduction of Platform-as-a-Service to the talent acquisition technology space. He places high value on the candidate experience, encouraging employers to adopt modern hiring tools that responsibly source and screen hires, enhance communications, and above all, protect the rights of job seekers throughout the entire process.

Day is widely recognized as a dynamic business leader, named one of the Highest Rated CEOs on for Small and Medium Companies in 2018 and 2015, one of The SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019, 2018 and 2017, one of NJBIZ magazine’s Forty Under 40, and Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Information Technology Software category.

iCIMS has been honored as one of’s 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For and has spent seven consecutive years ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. iCIMS operates in a profitable state and is committed to balancing both growth and long-term financial stability. The company’s technology supports 1.8 million global licensed users each year across more than 70 countries.

Core Value:

"I would say that drive is the value I hold most closely, and it’s the aspect of the iCIMS culture that continues to astound me year after year. You cannot sustain internally funded, organic growth for well over a decade without an unwavering desire to be a best-in-class provider and to keep raising the bar."

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