Meet the Editors

SearchHRSoftware has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best HR and HCM application information. We keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Patrick Thibodeau

Patrick Thibodeau News Writer

Patrick Thibodeau covers human capital management and ERP technologies. He has worked for more than two decades as an enterprise IT reporter, and his work has appeared in Computerworld, InformationWeek, Federal Computer Week and IEEE-USA InSight. He has won numerous national journalism awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Shaun Sutner

Shaun SutnerNews and Features Writer

Shaun Sutner, a journalist with more than 25 years of newspaper experience, reports on information technology issues for SearchHRSoftware and SearchHealthIT. Shaun's newspaper career included investigative reporting and covering the Massachusetts Statehouse and politics for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has written about snow sports as a T&G columnist for a decade. Sutner's interests also include tennis and popular music.

Makenzie Holland

Makenzie Holland News Writer

Makenzie Holland is a news writer for SearchHealthIT. She graduated from Indiana University -- Bloomington in 2015 with a B.A. in journalism and international studies. During her college tenure, Makenzie was a writer and desk editor for the Indiana Daily Student newspaper, and covered crime and education at the Wabash Plain Dealer. Makenzie moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 2016 to work for the Wilmington Star News newspaper, where she covered local government, coastal and environmental issues, and transportation.

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask Editorial Director

Scott Wallask is the editorial director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT media group, for which he oversees content strategy and operations for eight websites. He is an award-winning content leader with more than 20 years of professional journalism and conference planning experience covering the healthcare, high-tech and life science industries. A former newspaper reporter, he graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism.

David Essex Executive Editor

David oversees editorial strategy and execution for three sites in TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT media group. David has covered IT since 1986 and was an editor at BYTE, PC Resource and 80 Micro. His freelance articles have appeared in Computerworld, PC World and numerous other publications and websites. He has an M.S. in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

Diann Daniel

Diann Daniel Managing Editor

Diann is the managing editor of SearchERP, SearchHRSoftware and SearchSAP in TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT media group. She focuses on timely and relevant content that can help modern business technology leaders do their jobs better, primarily through assigning articles and managing freelance writers, as well as through writing and other work. A former writer and editor for Enterprise, her work has appeared throughout the technology-focused IDG network of publications. In an independent content specialist and journalist capacity, she has worked on a wide range of projects, from on-camera video interviews with iPhone developers to guiding website-optimization projects to ghostwriting content that has appeared in publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review and

Yumeng Ren

Yumeng Ren Editorial Assistant

Yumeng Ren is an editorial assistant for the Business Applications Software and Online Design groups. She studies journalism at Northeastern University and is in the second year of her graduate program. She is originally from China and plays traditional Chinese music and does calligraphy. She loves traveling and capturing beautiful moments with her camera.