Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer is one of the titans of the technology services arena with more than 25 years experience in the field, 10 of which were served as the most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit.

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Ultimately Ultimate goes private - what next?

Ultimate Software will go private after all. The go-shop period has now passed and the deal can proceed. The debt load that Ultimate will get as a result of this deal is certainly material. How will this work out for employees, customers, etc.?


Job boards and recruiting solution gaps – Part Two

The most imperfect technologies out there might be in Recruiting. And some of the biggest problems are in job boards and social media sites as they operate opaque, low-value-add opportunities for jobseekers. Here’s the status and suggestions for change.


An early assessment of the Ultimate acquisition

Ultimate, a major HR vendor, is going private and many are speculating about how the deal will affect employees, customers and top executives. But shouldn’t we be discussing other factors, too (e.g., how the private-equity deal financing will affect things)?