Achievers announces Patrick D. Quirk as new President and Chief Executive Officer

San Francisco and Toronto – Achievers, the leader in employee recognition and rewards software, announced today the appointment of Patrick D. Quirk as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 19, 2013. Quirk brings over 25 years of experience in enterprise software management, research and development, marketing and sales in his newly appointed role.

“We are extremely pleased to bring on Patrick Quirk as President and CEO,” said Razor Suleman, Founder and Chairman of Achievers. “Patrick brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise software space, leading some of the industry’s most successful companies. He shares our values and believes in our mission to change the way the world works. I am excited to partner with him to build a world class company that continues to focus on our customers’ success.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Achievers team as CEO,” said Quirk. “With such an incredible team of passionate and engaged individuals, and a strong culture of innovation, Achievers as an organization is unmatched. Razor’s passion and drive for inspiring Employee Success is unparalleled, and I look forward to partnering closely with him and his team to continue to focus on customer happiness at some of the world’s leading enterprise organizations. I am excited to begin this next phase at Achievers, as we jointly work to take this company to the next level. Razor has found one of the most powerful and untapped market opportunities of employee engagement that will dramatically increase the earnings of the Global Fortune 1000. I cannot wait to dive in and continue this journey with our number one asset – our customers.”

Prior to Achievers, Quirk was the President and CEO of Emptoris, Inc., which he successfully managed the acquisition of by IBM in 2012. He also served as the Senior Vice President for worldwide sales at GoldenGate Software, acquired by Oracle in 2009, and General Manager of PeopleSoft’s Enterprise Supply Chain Management division. At PeopleSoft, Quirk led the acquisition of JD Edwards for $1.7 billion, the largest software acquisition in ERP history. Quirk is a proven software leader who has earned the respect of his peers, customers, and employees by establishing the highest levels of Customer Success and ROI in the software industry at seven major corporations.

Achievers Software and a Service helps global companies dramatically increase employee engagement, retention, and performance to drive overall business success. The company was recently named to the AlwaysOn 2013 OnDemand Top 100 and the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal’s list of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, and has been consistently named as one of the top workplaces in North America. Learn more at Facebook.com/AchieversCommunity and follow us at Twitter.com/Achievers.

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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