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Our Team

the difference makers

When you’re in the business of finding great people, you need to be staffed with – you guessed it – great people. Our executive team brings together passionate, individual thinkers and doers who possess unmatched experience in the hiring and technology worlds. The Accolo culture is one of understanding that people make the difference when businesses flourish. This permeates our entire staff and drives us to succeed and even more importantly, help you succeed.

Let’s meet the minds of Accolo…




Luis Rivera

President and CEO

An experienced executive in the talent management space, Luis was formerly President of HumanConcepts until it was sold to Saba Software, where he became SVP of Saba’s Talent Management division. Luis also served as CEO of online marketing services provider Lyris Inc, where he grew revenues from $4 million to $45 million and was named as one of the 100 most influential leaders by B-to-B Magazine. See More >

Prior to Lyris, Luis oversaw global business development and sales at Turbolinux, where he led the launch of international subsidiaries in Argentina, Australia, Germany and the UK. Rivera also led international sales at IMSI, a publicly traded software publishing company, and business development at @Road, a mobile resource management solution provider.

Luis has 20+ years of experience in global market expansion, business development, mergers and acquisitions, business re-engineering, finance and investor relations.

Luis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Ray Rike

Chief Operating Officer

Ray joined Accolo in 2009, and is the General Manager of the Accolo RPO Business. He continues to lead all Accolo Cloud Recruiting® operations including: Marketing, Sales, Delivery Services, Client Management, Job Performance Center and the Accolo Hiring Consultant Network. See More >

Ray brings 25 years of SaaS, software, and services leadership with significant experience in building and leading high growth global sales, marketing and service delivery teams. Previously Ray held senior executive and corporate officer roles at public, multi-national companies including GE GXS (GE), QRS (QRSI) and also has held senior leadership roles at emerging technology companies including Accruent, MarketFirst and Netscape at their joint venture (Actra) with GE.

Ray graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in computer science and operations management. Ray is also a graduate of the GE Executive Management Development Program.

Cynthia Countouris of Accolo

Cynthia Countouris

Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

Cynthia joined Accolo in the fall of 2009 and brings over 19 years of experience in the development and marketing of software solutions. See More >

Prior to joining Accolo, Cynthia Countouris provided executive and product leadership to several Silicon Valley firms including Sawyer Media and MarketFirst, a founder of the marketing automation space, where she was VP of Product Management and Marketing. Before MarketFirst, Ms. Countouris led marketing technology and IT groups for such industry leaders as Autodesk, Inc. and Silicon Graphics, Inc. While at Autodesk, she provided industry expertise to SAP directing the development of their SAP:ISSW release, a specific layer supporting the contracts, marketing, product licensing and subscription tracking requirements of software manufacturers.

Ms. Countouris received her B.S. and Masters of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Marketing and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.