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26+ Years of Excellence


We provide powerful parsing and matching software to eliminate busy work and help recruiters "be the first to find the best". We’ve remained unrivaled in our arena for over 26 years because we know who we are and stay true to our core values
24 Hour Customer Support

We provide the best customer service in the industry

Sovren Values

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product focused

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 26 years.
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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. Virtually every innovation in parsing and matching has been invented by Sovren -- and copied, less successfully, by our competitors!

Support by the experts

When you reach out for support, know you're talking to the experts. Have a technical question? Our Professional Services team is available to help.


Gerard Mulder
Gerard has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry in various sectors. He is a forward-thinking and innovative person with 17 years of executive leadership responsibilities. He has worked most his life doing business internationally in the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management Technology Industry.
Gerard Mulder
Vice President Sales, North America
Chris Conrad
As Textkernel's Vice President of North American Sales, Chris drives the company's revenue growth goals for (both Sovren and) Textkernel solutions in the Americas. Prior to joining the company in 2020, Chris spent over 15 years supplying SaaS solutions to the HR and Recruitment industries.
Chris Conrad
Director of Sales
Seth Hale
As Director of sales, Seth is responsible for partnerships & sales relationships in North & South America. With over 17 years of experience, his career has spanned several industries. The focus of his work has been to find solutions to complex problems that fit the needs of his customers. Having sat on both sides of the table, he is able to understand the realities of a deal and what will bring about the best value for a long-term partnership.
Seth Hale
Principal Architect & Product Owner AI Matching
James Parks
James has over 11 years of experience in HR technology and was a former client of Sovren. His main focus is the platform architecture for Sovren’s SaaS Service and AI Matching product. He has been instrumental in bringing modernization and simplification to the integration experience and continues to push the product into the future. James is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and has spent his entire career delivering innovative technology solutions.
James Parks
Director of Account Management
Harold Sams
Harold brings his 16+ years of hands-on industry experience to his role at Sovren. He has worked as a successful recruiter, manager of recruiters, an ATS software trainer, and an implementation consultant for the staffing industry. His unique experience provides him a complete perspective that enables him to logically discuss how your company can best use Sovren’s technology.
Harold Sams
Director of DevOps & Infrastructure
Daniel Hamui
Daniel has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been with Sovren since 2013. He developed the first version of Sovren’s SaaS offering along with several other mission-critical apps. These days he heads the DevOps division and assists customers with his vast technical knowledge of all of Sovren’s products.
Daniel Hamui
Senior Architect & Product Owner Resume Parser
JW Wesson
JW has been writing code professionally for over 13 years. At Sovren, he assists in maintaining and improving Sovren’s SaaS platform. He is also responsible for various R&D projects related to the Resume Parser product, including adding support for new languages. He is the go-to person for any technical project that involves unfamiliar technologies or getting up-to-speed quickly. JW earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Texas A&M University, and he’s continuously expanded his wealth of programming and system architecture knowledge in the years since.
JW Wesson
Senior Architect & Director of Applications
Zach Ebner
Zach has been with Sovren for 4 years and has worked in HR technology for over 9 years. His primary focus is architecting and leading the development of all customer-facing and internal applications. Zach graduated from the University of Texas and his background in consulting has given him widespread experience with all sides of the HR and staffing industries.
Zach Ebner
Co-Founder & Advisor
Robert Ruff
After graduating from business school at the University of Virginia and a 10-year career in banking, Robert forged his own 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 Sovren's tech. Outside of work, he enjoys bicycling, kayaking, auto racing and hiking. Robert and his wife have donated over $10 million dollars to charitable causes including funding parks, schools, mental health care, after-school care, foster homes, community safety, LGBTQ causes, and anti-racism initiatives.
Robert Ruff



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