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Phyllis Makredes Afendoulis Joins Claro as COO

Claro Workforce Analytics, a Labor Market Intelligence platform, today announces that Phyllis Makredes Afendoulis has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Afendoulis brings a unique perspective to Claro, having been both a Head of Human Resources and a Talent Acquisition Leader. With an impressive career helping both early-stage and private equity-backed companies develop scalable processes to accelerate their growth, and helping publicly traded companies compete in mature markets, she has developed deep domain expertise in talent analytics, predictive psychometrics, and a broad array of Human Resources capabilities. Prior to joining Claro, Ms. Afendoulis held leadership roles at companies such as SHL, CEB, Gartner, and

“We are seeing an unprecedented demand for Labor Market Intelligence as a result of the pandemic and the Social drivers that are reshaping the global workforce,” said Michael Beygelman, Founder and CEO of Claro. Mr. Beygelman continued, “I am excited about Phyllis joining Claro because she has tremendous talent combined with relevant experience. These qualities align with the needs of Claro at our stage of development, which is a strong focus on growth.”

“I have been following Michael and the Claro team for the last five years, and I have watched them blossom into a Labor Market Intelligence powerhouse,” says Phyllis Makredes Afendoulis, COO of Claro. Ms. Afendoulis continued, “The talent insights that Claro brings to the table allow organizations to accomplish their diverse talent initiatives faster and with more confidence. I am also thrilled to be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, as organizations strive to put more focus on Social Responsibility.

Claro is to workforce information as Bloomberg is to financial services information, so Claro is rapidly becoming a “must have” tool that helps companies make more strategic decisions about talent. A CEB (now Gartner) study revealed that “95% of senior HR leaders expect to increase their investments in talent analytics across the next two years,” and companies like Starbucks are now using analytics to link executive compensation with the success of diversity initiatives.

Organizations that are ready to graduate from the clutter of Bureau of Labor statistics, or other high level macroeconomic data, can learn more about Claro by visiting

About Claro Workforce Analytics

Claro’s mission is to organize all of the world’s workforce-related information, and to make it easily accessible so that organizations can make more strategic decisions about talent. Claro’s innovative Labor Market Intelligence platform is helping organizations that hire both professional and hourly workers with strategic initiatives like diversity talent market mapping, workforce supply and demand planning, competitive talent benchmarking, and real-time salary information.