Rudy Karsan is the Chairman and CEO of Kenexa. The company’s hiring and retention solutions and employment process outsourcing has clients among the largest and most prestigious companies in the world. Rudy sees the Kenexa of the future as a global entity that touches the lives of a billion people, and has a material impact on productivity, makes a difference to humans and impacts the way the business world operates. Rudy believes that in this way Kenexa serves humanity. His yardstick for success is “continuing to grow and learn while having fun doing so, and making money”.
Rudy began his career as an actuary with Mercantile & General Insurance Company in Toronto, after earning a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo. At the age of 25, he earned the title of Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, making him the youngest to hold such a position at the firm. In 1987, he co-founded Kenexa. Rudy has been recognized for his entrepreneurial achievements by the Kauffman Foundation and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program and also by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board. He has held a number of leadership roles in the community, including Chairman of Junior Achievement’s board of directors in the Delaware Valley, and President of the Aga Khan Northeast Council for USA.