UpMo Welcomes Former Taleo Executive Robert Tsao to Its Management Team…from UpMo


Category-Defining Social Talent Startup Taps Talent Management Visionary to Drive Strategy and Key Partnerships


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UpMo, the leader in social talent management, today announced the addition of Robert Tsao to its executive team. Mr. Tsao will serve as UpMo’s vice president of strategy and business development and will be responsible for leading corporate strategy and establishing a partner ecosystem that helps UpMo users increase their value and internal mobility.

Mr. Tsao has built successful go-to-market strategies and partnerships with a diverse range of organizations. Most recently, Mr. Tsao served as the senior director of corporate strategy with Taleo Corp. at Oracle, where he was responsible for driving overall corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and investments. Mr. Tsao’s entrepreneurial spirit and strong background in product strategy and new venture development will directly apply to his role at UpMo, where he will work closely with strategic technology and key partners.

“UpMo is defining a new talent management category — one that combines the powerful elements of employee-centricity, social features, and gamification that results in more loyal employees and more productive companies,” said Robert Tsao. “I have been following the talent management landscape for years. Of the players, I firmly believe that UpMo has the potential to quickly become the category leader for social talent management and I’m incredibly excited about being a part of this passionate leadership team.”

Mr. Tsao also founded and served as CEO of AirSurf Wireless Inc., was an investment banker at SoundView Technology Group (acquired by Charles Schwab), and a partner with Vertex Management at Temasek Holdings, where he led over 30 venture capital investments in software and internet startups. Additionally, he worked with the Meltwater Group as Vice President of New Ventures where he established several new business units offering cloud-based social media monitoring, social marketing and online advertising solutions. Through his work with nearly 20 human resources and technology companies, Mr. Tsao has been able to launch innovative products, services, and strategic partnerships generating over $600 million in revenue in the course of his career.

“Robert’s experience, network of relationships and sheer passion will be an incredible market force,” said UpMo CEO, Promise Phelon. “We’re creating a new category that focuses on employees and we need a skilled team with the right perspective. Relationships are critical to our strategy as they can amplify our reach in new markets and ability to help the millions of employees seeking transformational opportunities inside their current companies.”

For more information on UpMo, please visit www.UpMo.com


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