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John Herr



Location: Scottsdale

Founded: 2018

Industry: SaaS, Construction Software, Human Resources Software

John Herr is the CEO of Arcoro, a leading provider of human resources management solutions for the construction industry. With over 25 years of experience in the internet technology industry, John has a proven track record of transforming emerging businesses into world-class enterprises and inspiring talented teams.

Herr has built an impressive career at some of the top tech companies in the world, holding executive roles at eBay, PayPal, Adaptive Insights and Buy.com. His understanding of the industry has enabled him to drive growth, deliver exceptional customer experiences and foster strategic partnerships.

That’s also true in his current role as the CEO of Arcoro, a leading provider of human resources management solutions for the construction industry. In 2020, Herr was appointed CEO of Arcoro, where he has helped to revolutionize HR in the construction sector. Under his guidance, Arcoro has experienced significant growth, serving over one million daily users and achieving 20% growth in annual recurring revenue. Herr has expanded Arcoro’s network of technology and association partners, including industry giants like Sage, Procore, AGC, ABC and NECA.

“Setting high goals for myself and holding myself accountable motivates me to achieve my best,” Herr said. “However, as a leader, I focus not just on my own growth but also on supporting and inspiring my colleagues to reach their full potential. The success of an organization depends on everyone working towards a shared goal.”

Herr has positioned Arcoro as the go-to software solution for construction-specific HR needs. Arcoro’s suite of cloud-based modules, including applicant tracking, onboarding, learning management, core HR, benefits, time/attendance tracking, compensation management, safety, performance and succession planning, empowers companies to streamline their workforce management and optimize productivity.

Herr envisions continued growth and expansion for Arcoro. He plans to further develop the company’s product offerings, strengthen partnerships and expand its network of associations and integration partners. By digitizing HR processes, Arcoro aims to optimize productivity.

Under Herr’s leadership, Arcoro has received numerous accolades, including being named a Gold Stevie Award winner for sales and customer service and earning the title of Top-Rated Software from TrustRadius. The company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and industry innovation has also been recognized by The Software Report, Construction Executive, B2B Reviews and the MIP Awards.

Herr holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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For years, experts said the human body could not reach a 4-minute mile.  It wasn’t just dangerous; it was impossible. Never one to shy away from a challenge, John Herr ran a 4-minute mile in high school and never looked back. As CEO and Board Member of growth-stage technology companies, John has a proven track record (see what we did there?!) of rapidly scaling software companies to a whole new level.


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