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 market leader for cloud-based recruiting solutions and has been recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 13 years.

Day maintains a deep commitment to customer needs, leading iCIMS to remain solely focused on delivering a suite of world-class, enterprise products to more than 4,000 clients, including dozens of Fortune 500 brands. With approximately 1,000 employees and more than $200 million in annual recurring revenue, the company is the largest recruiting software provider across mid-market and enterprise segments. iCIMS has also expanded its product portfolio with company acquisitions, including JobMagic, for social recruiting (2012), TextRecruit, for mobile candidate communications and artificial intelligence (2018) and Jibe, to power recruitment marketing capabilities across dynamic, branded career sites and candidate relationship management (2019).

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 platform with dedicated suites of hiring, advanced communications and recruitment marketing solutions. 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 2019, 2018 and 2015, and one of The SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019, 2018 and 2017.

iCIMS has been honored as one of’s 50 Best Places to Work and has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ for eight consecutive years. iCIMS operates in a profitable state and is committed to balancing both growth and long-term financial stability. The company’s technology supports 2.1 million global licensed users across more than 200 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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