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Shortlist.Me Raises Growth Capital and Welcomes Industry Leaders as Board Members and Investors

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Shortlist.Me, a pioneer in digital interview screening and career technology, proudly announces the addition of Tony and David Heard, founders of the market-leading career platform Abintegro, to its Board of Directors. In addition to a substantial investment, the Heard brothers will bring the direct expertise needed to deliver Shortlist.Me’s ambitious growth plans in the UK&I and overseas.

Tony joins as Chairman and Chief Product Officer, and David as Chief Commercial Officer. To find out more, please join us for our live Q&A session – details below.

With over 30 years experience of building technology to transform employability and recruitment, the Heards previously founded Abintegro, which became the employability and career technology market leader across the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, before being acquired by The Access Group in 2020. 

Shortlist.Me has already benefited over 500,000 job seekers with its AI-powered platform and has been widely recognised for its effectiveness in early-talent recruitment and selection, employability enhancement, admissions screening and curriculum assessment. Serving over 350 educational institutions including University of York, Manchester, Birmingham, Dundee, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Derby, Westminster and over 200 employers like Experian, Eversheds Sutherland, British Heart Foundation, Galliford Try, Canal & River Trust, Avison Young, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the platform is essential for navigating modern hiring challenges.

David Dewey, Founder & CEO of Shortlist.Me, added, "I am thrilled to welcome Tony and David Heard to the Board and our team. Having admired their achievements with Abintegro, it’s a privilege to now work alongside such respected leaders. This collaboration marks a significant new chapter for us and more importantly, is certain to positively impact both our clients and the industry.”

Together, Shortlist.Me, Tony, David and the substantial growth capital investment will dramatically accelerate the AI-driven roadmap and help extend the Shortlist.Me proposition into new markets, including Work-Based Learning.

Addressing Contemporary HR and Educational Challenges

In today’s market, leading companies are transitioning to sophisticated interview and assessment platforms like Shortlist.Me to drive huge efficiencies and unparalleled fairness to their early-talent hiring processes. Additionally, educators facing resource constraints are under pressure to deliver superior employability outcomes, a challenge that Shortlist.Me meets by equipping students with necessary career skills to land a job with no luck required.

Tony Heard commented, "Joining Shortlist.Me marks an exhilarating new chapter for me, especially after our successful journey with Abintegro. I am genuinely passionate about returning to a sector that has always been close to my heart, and I am eager to reconnect with many familiar faces and clients. David and I are excited to build upon the already impressive next-generation Shortlist.Me platform, leveraging our ideas and expertise to drive it even further forward as the undisputed leader in the market. We're not just moving forward; we're moving forward with purpose, driven by our commitment to enhance and transform the early career landscape."

David Heard stated, "I am incredibly excited to be part of Shortlist.Me. The existing technology is superb and widely adopted, and with the new plans we’ll be making a difference to existing clients quickly whilst creating capability to access new markets.  Above all, my goal is to ensure that every client experience stands as a benchmark for service excellence in the industry."

The Heards’ involvement marks a new era for Shortlist.Me, emphasising innovation in product development and service expansion to support early-talent employers and educators.

Join Our Live Q&A Session 

For more details or to participate in a transformative discussion with our new leaders, please join our live Q&A session taking place on Tuesday 30th April at 1:00pm BST:

About Shortlist.Me 

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Shortlist.Me fosters essential soft skills through video-based coaching and assessment. Trusted by leading educational institutions, it boosts student confidence by 78%. Embeddable, scalable, and personalised, Shortlist.Me is committed to transforming learning and student career readiness. Learn more at

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