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iCIMS Expands Leadership, Appoints Johnny C. Taylor to Board of Directors

SHRM CEO brings 20+ years of global leadership to the talent cloud company

HOLMDEL, N.J., March 17, 2021 – iCIMS, Inc., the talent cloud company, today announced the appointment of Johnny C. Taylor to its board of directors. In his role, Taylor will provide strategic insight and counsel to support continuous innovation and operational excellence for iCIMS’ next phase of growth.

“Talent is the driving force behind every business transformation, which is why are thrilled to welcome Johnny to our team,” said Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS. “His expertise will be incredibly valuable as we deliver the innovation organizations require to transform their talent strategies and build their winning workforce.”

Taylor is currently president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest HR professional association in the world. Prior to his current role, he was president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents the country’s 47 publicly-supported HBCUs, and group chief executive officer at tech holding company IAC. Taylor’s career spans more than 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO. Taylor serves on the board of Guild Education. He received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Miami and his Master of Arts and Juris Doctor from Drake University.

“I’ve been closely following iCIMS for years and have been consistently impressed,” said Taylor. “I am proud to be joining the iCIMS team. No other company has demonstrated how well it understands what talent professionals and business leaders require to succeed, and iCIMS is leading the market and its customers to success in the new world of work.”

Taylor was selected as a board member through Vista Equity Partner’s independent board program, which leverages the firm’s network to source qualified board candidates for its portfolio companies.

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About iCIMS

iCIMS is the talent cloud company that empowers organizations to attract, engage, hire and advance the right talent that builds a diverse, winning workforce. iCIMS accelerates transformation for a community of nearly 6,000 customers, including 40% of the Fortune 100, that collectively employ more than 33 million people around the world.