Joe EssenfeldVice President of Strategy
As Vice President and General Manager, Joe Essenfeld oversees the integration of Jibe into iCIMS following the 2019 acquisition. He founded Jibe in 2009 to solve the hiring challenges that he encountered while building young companies throughout his early career.
As Jibe’s CEO, Essenfeld spent a decade helping some of the world’s largest employers tackle their hiring challenges through his company’s state-of-the-art cloud-based recruitment software. Jibe, which is backed by venture capital firms such as DFJ Gotham Ventures and Sapphire Ventures, has notable clients such as Comcast, FedEx and Johnson & Johnson.
Prior to Jibe, Essenfeld worked as the chief operating officer at Insomnia Cookies, a private equity backed cookie delivery company. He led operations, achieved triple-digit revenue growth, quadrupled the number of locations and grew the employee base to more than 150 full-time staffers.
Essenfeld launched his career at Dartcor Food Services, a corporate dining services company in the tri-state area, serving as a vice president after graduating Cornell University. While still a student at Cornell, he joined the executive team of Nightfunk, a venture capital-backed national network of online entertainment guides for college students. He helped to expand it to more than 120 campuses throughout North America.
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