Achievers Announces Eric Lochner as President and Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco & Toronto – April 7, 2015 – Achievers, an Employee Success Platform™ that helps enterprise companies recognize their employees, announced today the appointment of Eric Lochner as President and Chief Executive Officer. Lochner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the technology and Human Capital Management industries to his newly appointed role.

“We are thrilled to announce Eric Lochner as President and CEO of Achievers,” said Craig Conway, Board Chairman, Achievers. “Eric is a proven Human Capital Management and technology leader who focuses on integrated solutions that deliver long-term value to customers. His thorough understanding of the expanding landscape of employee rewards and recognition software and his passion for driving both employee and client success make him the perfect fit to lead Achievers. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Eric to the Achievers team.”

“I am honored to be a part of the Achievers team, an innovative company built by pioneers in the rewards and social recognition industry,” said Eric Lochner, President & CEO, Achievers. “I look forward to working with and learning from the talented A-Players that have already positioned this company as a leader in the category. Rewards and recognition technology is reshaping how companies across the globe approach employee engagement – making it a top business priority. At Achievers, we have the unique opportunity to deliver breakthrough solutions that will bring greater value to our clients, employees, and stakeholders. I am grateful to be welcomed into the Achievers family and am looking forward to changing the way the world works.”

Prior to Achievers, Lochner spent nine years at Kenexa, a human capital management company that sold to IBM for $1.3 billion in 2012. Most recently, Lochner oversaw the Talent Acquisition and Learning Offering Management team at IBM where he was responsible for evolving IBM’s footprint to a market leadership position. During his time at Kenexa, Lochner served in a wide variety of roles including: President of Talent Management, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Operations, and Managing Director of EMEA. Lochner’s extensive Human Capital Management experience also includes time at CareerBuilder.com, where he led the company’s marketing efforts.

Achievers software helps global companies dramatically increase employee engagement, retention, and performance to drive overall business success. The company was recently named to the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 Fastest Growing Company lists and the 2014 PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s fastest-growing software companies, and has been consistently named as one of the top workplaces in North America. To learn more about Achievers you can request a demo visit us on Facebook, or say hello on Twitter.

About Achievers

Achievers’ Employee Recognition and Rewards solution provides companies with a robust foundation for their employee engagement initiatives that enables both social and rewards-based recognition. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative SaaS platform can increase employee engagement and drive business success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Delivering millions of recognitions annually, the Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement and performance in 150 countries. Visit us at www.achievers.com. Achievers is a Blackhawk Network company and is headquartered in Toronto and San Francisco.

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