GraceBlocks give businesses a fun, easy way to build systems. We allow people with knowledge of their needs to directly support their users with consistent, modern, mobile tools that get the job done. We believe, given the the right building blocks, business owners can better manage the ever changing demands at work today. Through this approach, we aim to help solve a million business problems.
While on engagements with customers, we have witnessed a growing divide between the dated enterprise systems businesses use vs. emerging technology options and the productivity that they can unleash. This put us on the journey to deliver GraceBlocks. We spend our days architecting, designing, building, product managing, geeking out on data, helping to drive adoption, integrating systems, writing, program managing, report writing, process mapping and generally solving problems. And, at our hearts core, we are Block Builders!
Mary Grace Hennessy, co-founder and CEO of GraceBlocks, was previously an operations, sales, and product leader at SmashFly (acquired by Symphony Talent). Prior to this she held product management roles and helped establish SaaS enterprise applicant tracking systems BrassRing (acquired by IBM) and Taleo (acquired by Oracle). Originally from Memphis, TN, she studied at The George Washington University. Through work and school, she explored many North American cities, like Washington DC, San Francisco, St. Petersburg, and Quebec City, before setting in the Boston area with her husband/co-founder Michael and their family.
Michael is a product & technology entrepreneur/enthusiast who thrives in start-ups. A serial entrepreneur, his career has spanned over 25+ years with a focus on product, cutting edge technology and startups. His was most recently CEO and founder of SmashFly, a recruitment marketing technology provider servicing over 130 of the F500 when it was acquired in 2019 by Symphony Talent. He also served as Chief Architect for BrassRing the Applicant Tracking services technology that services large employers and is now owned by IBM.
A former eLearning and account management director, Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of adult learning, strategy, client engagement, and program management skills to her role as Director for GraceRock. She has spent the better part of her career working to help establish core functions within well-known HCM recruiting technology brands, namely Taleo and SmashFly. Elizabeth also has ample experience in the realm of process design, system deployment, user testing, integration, and reporting for large-scale operations making her an invaluable asset to the team.
Harish is a result driven technologist and leader with over 20 years of experience in the software industry including the past 10 years in the HCM sector. He brings a unique blend of technical, strategic, and transactional expertise along with a mastery of change management principles. Prior to joining GraceRock, Harish served various roles such as sales, pre-sales, operations and sale management for companies like SmashFly, Oracle and Ceridian. We are excited to have his technical acumen, experience and no-fear attitude as part of our team.