HARRI APPOINTS CLEO CLARKE, FORMER VP OF HR AT EATALY, TO DRIVE ADOPTION OF BEST-IN-CLASS HOSPITALITY WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Quickly-Growing Hospitality Technology Company Strengthens Resources
New York, NY (June 26, 2017) - Harri, a provider of end-to-end workforce management solutions for the hospitality and services industries, announced today that Cleo Clarke has joined the team as a strategic customer advocate driving thought leadership and industry partnerships, and engaging the broader Hospitality HR community.
Cleo is a senior human resources professional who has been an executive in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Harri, Cleo spent over two years as the Vice President of Human Resources at Eataly, where he was responsible for leading Eataly's Human Resources strategies and providing guidance and leadership to the company’s executive staff, C-suite employees, and the Field Human Resources Leadership Team.
Cleo has facilitated complex, global HR programs for leading hospitality companies, including Hilton Hotels Corporation, Jean-Georges Restaurant Management, Two Roads Hospitality, Sodexo Contract Food Services, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, and Highgate Hotels.
In his new role, Vice President of Human Resources Strategy and Development, Cleo reaffirms Harri’s commitment to putting customers first and creating a talent technology platform purpose-built for the unique challenges faced by HR professionals in the hospitality industry.
Luke Fryer, Founder and CEO of Harri, said, “As an owner and operator, I take great pride in Harri’s hospitality industry roots. It is important to me that our solutions are built from within the industry. The opportunity to welcome an HR pro like Cleo to the Harri Team provides an unprecedented ability for us to engage the hospitality HR community. This depth of interaction allows Harri to continually develop a refined product that serves the complex needs and challenges of hospitality in a way that industry-agnostic solutions cannot. We have a big opportunity to achieve industry-focused wins and really add a lot of value to our customers against the backdrop of serious talent shortages, rapidly increasing wages, and compliance complexity.”
On the heels of the launch of TeamLive, Harri’s revolutionary new team scheduling, communications, and management product, Cleo can continue his success as Harri enters a critical juncture on its journey to be the top end-to-end human capital management platform for the hospitality industry.
Harri is a talent marketplace and SaaS HR platform designed from the ground up specifically for the needs of enterprise-level hospitality operators to help the hospitality industry source, hire, and manage their employees more effectively and efficiently. With Harri’s all-in-one digital platform, employers can find and onboard top talent for their business using media-rich profiles and streamlined tools, all while reducing costs, saving time, and enabling long-term success of teams with best-in-class cloud-based management systems.
Harri’s Total Talent Solution is the first end-to-end talent technology platform that allows enterprise level users the ability to streamline up to 22 different people systems into one.
Established in 2012 and based in New York City, Harri is currently working with more than 370,000 members and 8,000 restaurant and hotel employers across all categories and key markets in the U.S. and U.K. It is the number one marketplace for hospitality talent in NYC and L.A.
To date, more than 4,000,000 applications from chefs, bartenders, servers, hostesses, and managers have been submitted to 70,000 jobs posted on Harri.
For more information, visit harri.com.