susan magrinoSusan Magrino President & CEO


Susan Magrino is President & CEO of TalentCircles, promoted to this position after joining the company in 2013 as the SVP of Sales. Prior to becoming a part of the senior leadership team, Susan had founded and led WorkForce OS, a Human Capital SaaS company later acquired by Princeton based Caliper, Corp. Susan and her VP of Marketing at WorkForce OS hold the U.S. patent for ‘TALENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REVIEWING AND QUALIFYING A WORKFORCE’.

Having more than 30 years of comprehensive experience in directing operations through strategic planning and effective management of staff and budgets, Susan is accustomed to and effective in high-profile executive roles. Susan led AT&T’s sales operations for northern California and Hawaii as well as managed the 2600-member AT&T Alternate Channels operation. Susan has extensive working knowledge of Fortune 50 companies as well as the small to mid-size enterprise, including the start-up environment.

Susan received a Bachelors of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and a Masters of Business Administration. She volunteers at the San Francisco Zoo and makes her home in the bay area.


Chris Roth Senior Vice President, Client Services

Chris Roth has been a part of TalentCircles since 2011, where he assumed the role of CFO for the evolving company. He demonstrated his passion as an advocate for customer service, joining the Professional Services team in 2012 and being promoted to his current role as SVP, Client Service during 2015.

Prior to joining TalentCircles, Chris was a member of the audit and consulting team of Deloitte & Touche, assigned to the Sears account. He received multiple advancements from audit to director level. After receiving his MBA, Chris took an entrepreneurial route as a consultant, assisting with recapitalizations of two companies, which positioned them for successful M&As. He also acquired a fulfillment company and after 5 years, was able to successfully execute the acquisition.

Chris holds an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science, Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is at home in Phoenix, Arizona.


Shahram Monshi Pouri Vice President of Engineering

Shahram joined TalentCircles July, 2013 as the Principle Engineer. He was responsible for implementing complex portions of the code where he was able to integrate multiple products into TalentCircles’ platform. His skill and leadership has been unwavering and he continues to operationalize his vision for platform improvement and customer satisfaction.

Shahram was Co-Founder & CTO of Espid Computer Services as well as Ariana Informatics Group. Prior to joining TalentCircles, Shahram founded Danaco Informatics where he served as CEO/CTO.

Education includes a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University and a MEng in Software Engineering from Azad University. Shahram has held a PMP, Project Management Professional Certification, since 2010. Shahram is based in the bay area.


Andrew Karpie Industry Advisor

Andrew Karpie is a Research Director at Azul Partners/Spend Matters, where he covers technology and innovation in the contingent workforce management and services procurement space. Andrew has 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in business settings where technology and services intersect. He has worked—as a manager and consultant—with companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, such as ADP.

Prior to working at Spend Matters, Andrew was a research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) where he covered the presence and evolution of information and communications technology (ICT) in the staffing industry supply chain. Now, at Spend Matters, he is continuing his research and analysis of the ongoing digitization of the contingent workforce supply chain/ecosystem, in particular the emergence of online work intermediation platforms. Andrew completed his Master of Science degree in Quantitative Policy Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University. He lives with his family in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Arun Rao Technology Advisor

Arun Rao is a resourceful and passionate technologist with extensive experience designing software solutions, leading IT departments, managing technology professionals, systems and a variety of technologies in both, enterprise environments and technology start-ups. Arun started his IT career at a manufacturing / SCM company and has over 20 years of experience in supply chain, information technology, customer service and business management.

Currently, Arun is the CTO and co-founder of GrandCanal Solutions, a global distribution optimization and marketplace platform, based in San Jose, CA. Previously, Arun worked as the IT Director at Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) where he managed B2B Data Integration with business partners for several years, designed IT strategies and directly managed various programs and functions. Arun has also worked in various technical and management capacities at venture-backed technology start-ups in the Silicon Valley and in the consulting industry as well as co-wrote a position paper on “RFID applications in Manufacturing” in 2005 (published during the SME conference in St. Louis, MO). In the early part of his career, Arun worked at Baan (now part of Infor) where he was the Lead Technology Consultant for EDI and B2B solutions in the Asia region and managed partner certifications and training.

Arun has an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Mysore University.