BirdDogHR receives investment from Providence Strategic Growth, joins Arcoro

Urbandale-based BirdDogHR has received an investment from Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), allowing them to continue to expand their operations.

BirdDogHR is a software firm that focuses on talent management and specializes in high-consequence and government contracting industries due to their unique needs. Companies from other industries can use the BirdDogHR talent management solution, but their platform is primarily built for rigorous compliance needs.

In conjunction with investment, PSG formed Arcoro and invested in Exaktime. ExakTime is a mobile, cloud-based solution for time and attendance tracking known for its ease and seamless integration with payroll.

Arcoro will serve as a holding company for companies within the HR space that focus on technology. Together, BirdDogHR and ExakTime will be the cornerstone companies for Arcoro. Both companies will maintain their company names and brands but will now also be known as part of the Arcoro family.

“As Arcoro develops, we want to look for other organizations within the HR space that focus on technology to continue to round out a complete HR offering,” said Todd Skokan, President and CEO of BirdDogHR.

BirdDogHR is currently in the process of hiring 23 people this year to add to their existing staff, with about 13 of those hires to still be made before the end of the year, Skokan said.

BirdDogHR has also expanded their office in Urbandale, adding another 4,000 square feet, allowing them more space as they continue to grow.

The company declined to disclose specifics on the investment.