Puja Rios, the director of sales at CareerBuilder, is responsible for sales strategies and revenue growth. The $25M+ business unit which Puja oversees, partners with the country’s Fortune 1000 companies to make their businesses more profitable by understanding hiring trends and worker behavior. She brings 20 years of account strategy and sales experience to her role, helping clients use long-term strategies to drive business development and create a measureable ROI.
Puja, who has been with CareerBuilder since 2007, joined the company as a major account executive and quickly moved into sales management in 2009. Prior to CareerBuilder, she enjoyed a seven-year career at Xerox Corporation in sales and strategic planning as well as a consultant position with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Puja studied at the University of New York College at Buffalo. She is the founder and chairwoman of CareerBuilder’s Women’s Alliance, CareerBuildHER. CareerBuildHER’s mission is to empower women to reach their full potential through coaching, education and mentorship. She also co-founded the Asian Caucus Group while at Xerox. Puja lives in downtown Chicago with her husband and their bulldog, JZ.