Newton Software in Expansion Mode: Jonathan Chenard Named as Vice President of Services…from Newton Software


Joel Passen, VP of Marketing and Co-founder of Newton Software appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on December 11, 2009. HRchitect includes Newton Software in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!


Newton Software a leading provider of mid-market, corporate applicant tracking software announced the appointment of Jonathan Chenard to the position of Vice President of Services.

“Bringing Jonathan on board is huge step forward for Newton Software as he will serve as highly valuable member of our executive team but the real winners are our customers ,” said Joel Passen, Newton Software’s Head of Marketing and Co-founder. “Jonathan couldn’t have a more relevant background for a recruiting software company like ours. His 10 plus years of experience with business software combined with his most recent 7 plus years in the corporate recruiting industry will provide our customers with unparalleled competence and subject matter expertise.”

Prior to Newton Software, Jonathan was Vice President of Services and Delivery at GravityPeople, a leading provider of talent acquisition and recruitment outsourcing (RPO) solutions. GravityPeople was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s Fast 500. Chenard also served as a Professional Services Manager and Sales Engineer at Marketsoft (now IBM), a global provider of sales and marketing automation software and services. Jonathan started his career as an International Systems Analyst at The Mathworks, the world’s leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. Jonathan, originally from Massachusetts, is a graduate of Manhattanville College.

“I’ve watched Newton grow firsthand from just a couple of lines of code to now the fastest growing recruitment software platform in the industry”, said Chenard. “I’ve been continually impressed with the company’s ability to rapidly deploy new, thoughtful features which push the limits of what anyone else is doing.  I’m thrilled to be joining Newton at a time of explosive growth and am eager to partner with our clients to help them leverage the best application tracking software around to better manage and organize their own top notch recruiting programs.”

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