Leadership

A history of making a difference is what brings and keeps together ThinkHR’s leadership team. A diverse group of entrepreneurs and industry experts, they bring years of experience and know-how to our growing company. They work tirelessly to ensure that ThinkHR embodies its core values of love, passion and innovation.

Peter Yozzo
Founder & CEO

Pete founded ThinkHR in 2005 with the goal of empowering HR professionals and leveraging human interaction as a key differentiator in the underserved HR market. Under his leadership, ThinkHR has grown to serve employers across the country and sets the standard for helping companies empower, manage, and train their workforce.

A serial entrepreneur, Pete founded Blaise Software -an insurance content and health plan quoting portal which was acquired by ChannelPoint- Mindshare Group, and The Capital Group.

Pete holds a B.S. in finance from Lehigh University where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Still passionate about wrestling, Pete coaches at the high school level.

Dan Riordan
President & COO

Dan oversees ThinkHR’s day-to-day operations, product development and service delivery.

Prior to ThinkHR, Dan spent 25 years in a variety of leadership positions—from operations, manufacturing and global expansion to sales and marketing—with Level 5 Networks, Optranet, Skystream Networks, C-Cube Microsystems and Sierra SemiConductor.

Dan holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and an M.B.S. from the University of Phoenix.

Laura Kerekes
Chief Knowledge Officer

Laura leads the company’s content knowledge and  human resources service delivery teams.

Prior to joining ThinkHR, Laura held executive HR officer positions for large multi-national companies including AirTouch (now Vodafone) and Sygen as well as other companies in high tech, financial services and consumer products industries.

Laura holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University and Executive Human Resources Management certification from Stanford University. She also holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.

Laura’s an avid gardener who loves digging in the dirt with her two Golden Retrievers.

Mark Coyle, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Mark oversees the delivery of ThinkHR’s technology solutions and defines the company’s technology vision and goals.

Prior to joining ThinkHR, Mark was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Oracle Sales Cloud, Senior Vice President of SaaS product development for Appirio and the Vice President of products for Pix System.

Mark holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota.

Doug Doyle
Chief Marketing Officer

Doug oversees ThinkHR’s marketing and product marketing teams.

Prior to joining ThinkHR, Doug held leadership positions at various companies, including Blackberry, AAA, E*TRADE, and Apple.

Doug spends his spare time doing pro-bono photography and video production projects for local schools, sports teams, and churches. He and his family raise and train Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Vince Murdica
Head of Sales and Customer Success

Vince owns the organization and execution for ThinkHR’s sales and customer success teams.

Prior to joining ThinkHR, Vince held a number of leadership roles, including VP of Sales and Business Development at Ambiq Micro, GM of Sensor Centric Systems and Wearable’s Strategy at Atmel and VP of Sales at Ozmo Devices.

Vince has a B.S. in biochemistry and B.A. in economics from the University of California, Davis as well as an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

A lover of competition of any kind, Vince views business as a team sport with strategies, tactics, and plays to run.