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Powerful technology for better recruitment.

We provide powerful parsing and matching software to eliminate busy work and create the best possible recruitment solution.
We’ve remained unrivaled in our arena for 21 years because we know who we are and stay true to our core values.

A few things you should know about us:

1
We're laser-focused
on our products.

Unlike our competitors, we don’t spread ourselves too thin or have other businesses that compete with you. We focus on our core offerings and we’ve done them better than anyone else for the past 21 years.

2
Our developers handle
customer service.

The people who wrote our software are also the software support team, so you can count on expert help, consultation and education.

3
We take trust and
stability seriously.

We are who we say we are — we don't sell HR software or own job boards like our competitors. Our prices are equally trustworthy. There's no bait-and-switch — just consistency.

4
We are driven
by innovation.

We’re on a never-ending quest for excellence, consistently releasing valuable new features and updates to keep our products innovative and relevant.

We’ve built our reputation after more than two decades of hard work.

Sovren was founded in 1996 as a staffing business focused on the financial and accounting markets. The next year we evolved into a software solution provider — then we decided to dive even deeper. We found our true calling by providing top-of-the-line job order/resume parsing and AI matching software components rather than end-user products. Throughout the whole journey, we’ve remained 100% employee-owned.

Meet our team.

Robert Ruff

Founder and President

After graduating from business school at the University of Virginia and trying his hand at banking, Robert forged his own career path by founding Sovren with a friend and fellow banker. He originally designed and architected all of Sovren's core products and still stays involved in the nitty-gritty of his company's tech. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, kayaking, auto racing and bicycling. He also supports a large number of local organizations in his hometown of Marble Falls, Texas, such as Camp Phoenix, Seton Project Search and various public departments.

Daniel Hamui

Software Architect

Daniel is a software guru in his own right. He has designed and developed dozens of end-to-end software applications using the most advanced programming and database technologies available. His prior employers range from small tech startups (like Wireless Knowledge) to Fortune 500 companies (like United Healthcare). For fun, Daniel likes to swing around a baseball bat and enjoy America's pastime.

James Parks

AI Matching Engine Product Manager

Shortly after earning a degree in industrial engineering, James discovered his true passion: software development. He honed his skills as a consultant in the Microsoft Solutions space, architecting and developing enterprise-level applications across industries. But once he discovered Sovren, he was sold. When James isn't at work, you might catch him playing beach volleyball or mentoring young men through Champions of Hope in Dallas.

Ken Smith

VP of Sales and Marketing

Some might call Ken a sales and marketing wizard — and they wouldn't be wrong. He has worked with clients like Time Warner and Nortel, executed award-winning marketing and PR initiatives and even earned a space in the Guinness Book of World Records. When he is not working, he's playing guitar and singing in various classic rock bands throughout the Northeast.

Amanda Lamb

Controller

Amanda has spent a decade working in accounting for a variety of industries: at a Big Four firm, then in home building, clean energy and healthcare services. Now she spends her days keeping Sovren's finances in order. When she's not balancing books, Amanda is balancing her hobbies — knitting, crafting and as much voiceover work as she can handle. (Yes, that is her voice on the Sovren voicemail greeting.)

Yvonne Dutchover

Digital Marketing Manager

Yvonne has been working online for 20 years. She started with travel publishing and city guides, has launched a quarterly magazine for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and most recently helped scale content production for an Austin startup. In her free time, she writes fiction and enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her family.

JW Wesson

Developer

Once JW took a "Programming 101" course in high school, his path was set. Since completing his Master's in MIS from Texas A&M University, he has worked at different companies in various roles. But throughout it all, automation and intelligent algorithms have always been his bread and butter. Nights and weekends, you'll find JW tinkering with electronics, hunting or playing guitar around Dallas with his band.

Kash Cummings

Developer

As a child, Kash first gained interest in programming by drawing shapes with a turtle on an old Apple II. Since then, he grew quickly as a consultant in the Microsoft technology stack building enterprise level solutions with a passion for large data analysis and machine learning. Outside of his geek life, he loves playing sports of any kind and falling asleep in the sun at music festivals.

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