Welcoming New CEO Chris Kibarian

Press Release

Published on Apr 6, 2022

Updated on Feb 16, 2023

Written by Lightcast

(Moscow, ID) – April 5, 2022 – Emsi Burning Glass announced today that longtime technology executive Chris Kibarian has joined the company as the Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds CEO Matt Sigelman, who transitioned to company chairman late last year.

Throughout his career, Kibarian has earned a strong reputation for leading business transformation and accelerating growth across business services, enterprise SaaS, and data-intensive companies.

“Emsi Burning Glass is the global leader in labor market data, analytics, and software,” Kibarian said. “The future of work is already here, with job skills changing rapidly and acute talent shortages impacting economies worldwide. As demand for Emsi Burning Glass’s expertise and insights increases, our goal is to grow rapidly to meet the pressing demand.”

“Chris is an A-list talent and we are thrilled to have him take the helm at Emsi Burning Glass,” said Kyle Matter, Managing Director of the Global Impact Fund at investment firm KKR, which purchased Emsi in the spring of 2021. “He brings deep experience in leading high growth companies, and his strengths mesh very well with what lies ahead for the business.”

About Chris Kibarian:

Emsi Burning Glass CEO Chris Kibarian is a proven, growth-oriented business executive and entrepreneur. He has a strong track record leading business transformation and accelerating growth across business services, enterprise SaaS, and data-intensive companies.

Before joining Emsi Burning Glass, Chris led Randstad Digital Ventures, a business unit that included job board pioneer Monster and career transitions innovator RiseSmart. He previously led the Intellectual Property and Science division of Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate), a global business with 4,000 employees across 26 countries. Most recently, Chris served as an advisor for venture capital and private equity firms, leading acquisitions, development, and business transformations. 

Throughout his career, Chris has led with a passion for building strong teams, innovative products, and deep customer relationships that enrich the marketplace for talent and skills. He is focused on continuing Emsi Burning Glass’s growth as the world leader in insights, applications, and services that unlock prosperity on a global scale.

Chris earned his MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He and his family reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris Kibarian is a proven, growth-oriented technology business executive and entrepreneur.  He is well-positioned to lead innovation and accelerate development at Emsi Burning Glass.

  • Emsi Burning Glass is the leading global authority on job skills, workforce talent, and labor market dynamics, providing expertise that empowers businesses, education providers, and governments to find the skills and talent they need and enables workers to unlock new career opportunities.

  • Under Kibarian’s leadership, Emsi Burning Glass is poised to continue its brisk growth as a vital resource in meeting the growing demand for labor market analytics and solutions worldwide.