Expert360 signs $500M deal with recruitment giant

'The contract recruitment industry is going through a period of unprecedented change'

Expert360 signs $500M deal with recruitment giant

Expert360 has signed a $500M tech deal with Hudson, one of APAC’s recruitment and talent management agencies.

It comes at a time where Expert360’s business has tripled in size in the last 36 months and has just brought on its 30,000th expert into the marketplace, which is used by 4,500 hiring managers across 450+ companies across the globe.

Expert360 has raised $20 Million in funding to date and has plans for future capital, scale and growth.

Gary Swart, the former CEO of freelancer marketplace oDesk, now called Upwork, said: “Expert360 has the opportunity to revolutionize the market for on-demand, highly-skilled, digital business and IT professionals”.

Expert360 CEO & Co-founder, Bridget Loudon, added that they’ve “carved out a leadership position in APAC with plenty of room to grow” and now it’s their aim to become the “biggest knowledge-worker marketplace in the world”.

“The contract recruitment industry is going through a period of unprecedented change as technology opens up direct access to job opportunities and freelancers search for more flexible and intuitive contracting experiences.” said Loudon.

“We’ve created a solution which allows the recruitment industry to disrupt itself by redefining the contracting experience for their clients and candidates. Hudson’s commitment to customer first digital transformation is why they are a leader in the industry.”

Under the terms of the Hudson deal, the recruitment specialist will use Expert360’s marketplace and intelligent matching software to engage their clients and candidates.

Hudson COO Martin Hayden, together with the leadership team, led the management buyout of Hudson APAC in 2018 to make Hudson the largest privately-owned talent solutions company in Asia Pacific.

“Expert360’s technology is key to unlocking the untapped potential in the recruitment industry,” said Hayden

We believe their software will act as a force multiplier for our recruitment specialists and will empower our team to create an unprecedented hiring experiences for our clients and candidates.”

Hudson’s CEO, Mark Steyn said that he was thrilled to work closely with Expert360.

“We believe it’s an excellent opportunity to serve our clients and candidates by leveraging new tools and technology,” said Steyn.

“Along with our deep client relationships, Expert360 will help us cater to our clients’ specific needs when hiring. It’s a sign of the digital transformation journey we are on, in which we are continually improving the customer experience for our clients and knowledge workers.”

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