Rival HR tools for professionals


In 2003, Rival, formerly SilkRoad Technology, set out to fix an all-too-familiar problem: lackluster onboarding experiences. It quickly introduced its category-creating digital onboarding solution, RedCarpet Onboarding, that not only addressed new hire onboarding, but additional life events such as promotions and offboarding as well. Since then, it has added to its human capital management suite by adding is applicant tracking, learning management and performance management solutions to deliver a holistic employee experience across the employee lifecycle.


In 2021, Rival was acquired by HighBar Partners, a private investment firm. HighBar Partners is a private investment firm that provides strategic growth capital to enterprises and infrastructure software companies with a focus on long-term value creation.

In 2022, Rival acquired Entelo’s candidate sourcing and recruitment marketing capabilities to create the industry’s first complete talent acquisition suite from source to hire to retire. Today, Rival builds on its 20+ years of industry leadership and innovation to deliver maximum business impact by enabling HR teams to rapidly execute talent strategies with precision and efficiency across the entire HR tech stack.


HighBar offers resources and guidance to organizational strategy and performance that will help us continue to deliver high-value and industry-leading tech to our clients.

Steven Gross, CFO, Rival
Rival HR - about our mission
OUR MISSION, vision & purpose

Rival’s mission is to empower our clients to navigate change with confidence and agility. We will enable forward-thinking organizations to acquire, nurture and measure talent by empowering employees with the ability to execute with precision and speed across the entire HR tech stack. We will deliver on technology’s promise to propel companies forward, even in the face of disruption.


Stable agility is striking a balance between achieving foundational best practices, operational efficiency and continuity for employees and being flexible in adopting new technology to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and business environment.

To master stable agility, organizations need technologies, strategies and partners that consistently empower them to execute proactive talent strategies with precision while keeping up with innovation, disruption and trends, both micro and macro. To be agile, you must also be stable, and Rival is the only TA suite purpose-built with this in mind.

Rival HR platform for professionals
Rival HQ

SilkRoad Technology Inc., dba “Rival” (or Rival, formerly SilkRoad Technology)

311 W. Monroe St., Suite 402
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: +1 (312) 574-3700