Black Box CEO Kelli Valade Joins Board of New Hiring Platform Seasoned

Seasoned announced that Kelli Valade, a senior restaurant industry leader and President and CEO of Black Box Intelligence, will join their Board of Directors. Valade has more than two decades of experience in senior management roles in the restaurant industry. Before Black Box Intelligence, Valade served in a variety of senior management roles at Brinker International over her 22-year career at the company, including most recently as President of the Brinker brand Chili’s Grill & Bar.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Seasoned as they continue their rapid growth in Dallas and beyond,” says Valade. “I’ve watched firsthand as they’ve effectively navigated COVID-19, helping workers get jobs more quickly and providing businesses a fast, frictionless, and more effective tool to bring in employees at a time when hiring is changing rapidly. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate that innovation and growth.”

Valade will provide guidance and support across the Seasoned platform, with a specific focus on growing Seasoned’s employee community, expanding restaurant partnerships and driving the business’ diversity and equity initiatives.

“Kelli is exactly the kind of leader Seasoned wants to partner with,” says Ware Sykes, CEO of Seasoned. “She has the industry knowledge and insight to help us both refine and enhance our product but also connections across the restaurant world that can help dramatically accelerate Seasoned’s growth. We’re thrilled to have her on our team.”

Seasoned recently launched their full suite of products in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, with hundreds of restaurants and thousands of jobs available on Seasoned, and tens of thousands of job seekers using Seasoned’s industry-specific social network and hiring platform. Seasoned’s tools provide a quick, easy to use platform for restaurants to source applicants, schedule interviews and hire people in as little as 24 hours. In addition, Seasoned provides a community for industry employees to review openings, schedule interviews themselves, and connect with their peers for advice and guidance.

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