Dick Burke is the president and chief executive officer of Envoy. He is responsible for the development of the overall company strategy, marketing, sales, finance, business development and technology, while managing day-to-day operations.
He has vast growth business and management experience as well as legal services insight. Prior to Envoy, Burke served as president of Apartments.com, where he managed its business operations, including sales, marketing, product development, production, customer service and technology. During his tenure, the business attained record numbers in customers, traffic and revenues.
Previously, Burke served as senior vice president of administration and corporate development for Classified Ventures LLC. In this capacity, he oversaw Homegain.com, the company’s online real estate business. In addition, he led the company’s corporate services division, comprised of corporate technology, legal, human resources, communications, facilities and corporate development. He played an integral role in successful acquisitions, including Apartment Home Living. Burke signed the papers that formed Classified Ventures LLC in 1997 and represented the company the same year in its acquisition of Visual Properties LLC, the predecessor of Apartments.com. Burke joined the organization in October 1998 as chief legal officer. Earlier in his career, he practiced law at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella P.C. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Burke received a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
A product of immigration, Burke believes that immigration affords individuals and businesses the opportunity to maximize their potential while strengthening society.
Mahi Inampudi is the vice president of product and technology at Envoy. He is a proven leader with more than 15 years of experience developing disruptive technologies for fast-growing software companies.
Prior to joining Envoy, Inampudi held the same position at DRIVIN, a data and technology company that is helping redefine how automotive dealers source and acquire used vehicles. He oversaw a number of product launches during his tenure, many of which were first of their kind.
Previously, Inampudi was head of technology at Apartments.com. In that role, he led the web, data, analytics and DevOps teams. He was also responsible for the re-build of the Apartments.com web site, data integration and infrastructure following its acquisition by CoStar Group.
Inampudi received a master’s degree in management from Liberty University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bharati Vidyapeeth in India.
Having experienced the immigration process firsthand as an employee, employer and a family member for over a decade, the decision to join Envoy was a very personal one for Inampudi. He’s excited to be part of an organization that contributes to the greater good and enjoys playing an integral role in developing transparent and efficient technology solutions that allow businesses to easily manage their entire global workforce and continue to modernize the immigration process for HR, legal services providers and employees.
Jamie Gilpin brings 15 years of sales, marketing and branding knowledge to Envoy. As chief marketing officer, she plays a key role in driving a powerful brand for Envoy that represents its dedication to providing education, support, unparalleled value and a better experience overall for both businesses and individuals navigating through the arduous immigration process. She oversees the B2B and B2C marketing strategies, including demand generation, brand management, online and offline marketing, website and content management, public relations, event marketing and partner/channel marketing.
Prior to joining Envoy, Gilpin was the vice president of marketing and branding at CareerBuilder LLC. In that role, she directed the development of strategic marketing and was responsible for B2B strategy, including marketing operations, product marketing, demand generation, advertising, promotions, events, customer intelligence, e-commerce and customer experience.
Gilpin received a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Florida State University. She is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of recruiting, workforce issues, the skills gap, employer brand, candidate behavior, marketing and big data. Gilpin also sits on the advisory board of Innovate+Educate, a nonprofit implementing research-based strategies to close the national skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide.
Gilpin studied the relationships between job seekers and employers for more than a decade and became passionate about the skills gap and employers’ inability to find qualified talent, especially in the STEM areas. Foreign nationals are an important part of an overall workforce planning strategy and, given that 6 of 10 foreign born college students graduate with STEM degrees, she believes that the work Envoy is doing is critical to the success of the U.S. economy and society.
As vice president of sales, Gretchen Keefner brings to Envoy more than a decade of experience in the human resources industry as well as a deep understanding of building and managing consultative sales teams.
Prior to joining Envoy, Keefner held numerous roles of increasing responsibility at CareerBuilder, working to deliver human capital data and technology to hundreds of organizations. Most recently, she served as director of major markets for its health care division, where she was responsible for partnering with the top 450 health care organizations in the United States to decrease costs and improve patient care.
Previously, Keefner served as director of national accounts for CareerBuilder’s staffing and recruiting group. She was involved in the development of advanced solutions for the 50 largest staffing firms in the United States.
Keefner is a candidate to receive a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois Wesleyan University.
For more than 12 years, Keefner witnessed how breakthrough technology can significantly improve the lives of both employers and prospective employees. Early in her career, she saw firsthand how leveraging the internet revolutionized customers’ ability to recruit effectively. At Envoy, she knows she has the opportunity, once again, to eliminate obstacles in the hiring process through innovative technology. In today’s complex and talent-scarce market, businesses can’t afford to continue spending large amounts of time and money on their foreign national hiring process. She believes Envoy’s solutions allow HR leaders to spend more time where it counts — on strategic initiatives that increase retention, engagement and lead to greater business growth.
As chief financial officer, Brittany Smith brings more than 15 years of finance, accounting and treasury experience to Envoy.
Prior to joining Envoy, Smith was a director in the telecom, media and technology services group at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, which has raised six private equity funds with aggregate capital of more than $18 billion and completed investments in approximately 130 companies. She led the media and information services practice and was involved with its investments in CDW Corp., TransUnion LLC, The Topps Company Inc. and Intelsat SA. Previously, she worked in private equity at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
Smith received a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University.
Smith has seen the challenges that many companies face in finding qualified applicants for specific jobs and wants to contribute to closing the skills gap when it comes to hiring in a global market. She also believes that choosing where one lives and works is a fundamental human right and wants to help make the immigration and visa process easier.
Sarah Maxwell is the head of global immigration at Envoy. She has vast experience handling all aspects of corporate and employment-based immigration law.
Maxwell most recently served as an associate in the Business Immigration group of Vedder Price, P.C. She has significant experience developing and executing global immigration policy for Fortune 500 companies spanning various industries, including devising process and strategy across every facet of nonimmigrant and immigrant matters and the permanent residency process. She focused on counseling multinational corporations on the movement of personnel across the globe and facilitated the assignment of expatriates to the EMEA and APAC regions, as well as the Americas. She also provided training, functional direction and insight to recruiters and hiring managers to better equip them to identify and proceed with candidates with immigration needs.
Previously, she worked at Baker & McKenzie LLP as an associate and member of the firm’s Global Immigration and Mobility practice. There, she handled numerous global executive transfers, including obtaining work and residence authorization in the United States and abroad. She has also advised employers on the development and implementation of corporate immigration compliance programs and anti-discrimination policies under state and federal law.
Maxwell received a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee.