Achievers Appoints Paul Pedrazzi as Senior Vice President of Product

San Francisco and Toronto – Achievers, the leader in employee engagement and recognition platforms, announced today the addition of Paul Pedrazzi as Senior Vice President of Product. Formerly vice president of product strategy for Oracle, Pedrazzi will be responsible for driving overall strategy and design for the Achievers platform, the industry’s most powerful solution for engaging and aligning employees.

Pedrazzi has more than a decade of leadership experience in the enterprise software industry, most recently leading the product strategy and design functions for the Taleo performance product suite. Other roles have included vice president of strategy and innovation at Oracle and director of enterprise portal strategy at PeopleSoft, where he first worked with Achievers CEO Patrick D. Quirk.

“The opportunity to work with Paul again at Achievers is exciting,” said Quirk. “In leading product strategy, Paul has demonstrated an unmatched focus on growth and business results at some of the most successful companies in our industry. Now at Achievers, Paul will be the central force in developing and implementing a world-class product for our current and future customers.”

“I’m thrilled to join Achievers,” said Pedrazzi. “With an industry-leading product and an already impressive leadership position in human capital management software, the future of this brand is vast. Achievers has an incredibly talented and motivated team led by Patrick Quirk, and I look forward to working with this team to continue building this extraordinary and unique product.”

Achievers Software and a Service helps global companies dramatically increase employee engagement, retention, and performance to drive overall business success. The company was recently ranked the number one employee recognition software provider by HRO Today, as well as 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 Slideshare.net/Achievers 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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