DES MOINES, Iowa – February 25, 2016 - BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has been selected as a finalist for two 2016 Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Prometheus awards. CEO and President of BirdDogHR, Todd Skokan, is a finalist for CEO of the Year, while BirdDogHR is a finalist for Top Growth Company. This is the company’s third consecutive year of being recognized by TAI. In 2015 the company was named Technology Company of the Year and Top Growth award finalists. In 2014 the company was named a Break Out award finalist.
TAI evaluated 124 nominations across 14 award categories and selected finalists based on growth, success and sustainability. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony held on Thursday, April 14.
BirdDogHR is one of six company finalists selected for Top Growth Company of the Year and was selected because of the strong business impact, tremendous business growth and top management team. In 2015 BirdDogHR was also named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list based on revenue momentum.
Skokan is one of five finalists selected as a TAI CEO of the Year. Skokan’s strong track record for leading double and triple digit company growth in his 22 years of experience in the human capital management industry has made him a strong candidate. In the last year, Skokan led BirdDogHR in an amazing period of revenue growth and transformation to a complete talent management solution provider.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our growth by the Technology Association of Iowa for the third year in a row,” said Skokan. “This year BirdDogHR underwent historic product advancements. As we transformed from a recruitment and applicant tracking system provider into a provider of complete talent management solutions, the team responded by adding hundreds of new customers and enhancing customer retention. I am very proud of the innovations that the BirdDogHR team made in 2015 and I look forward to what the future holds.”
“Todd Skokan is a strong company leader, there is no doubt,” says David Hain, managing partner of the Gotham Growth Group. “But to have the accelerated growth, customer retention and product expansion that BirdDogHR has had requires more than leadership. Todd’s vision, commitment to employees, zest to achieve amazing results and dedication to customer success is what makes the difference. Todd exemplifies those passions and the result is an excellent work environment and continued company momentum.”