[md]San Francisco and Toronto – [Achievers](/), the leader in [employee recognition](/solutions/employee-recognition) and engagement software, has named Craig Conway the company’s board chairman. Among the technology industry’s most recognized CEOs, Conway has led several technology companies to success including PeopleSoft where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. While at PeopleSoft, he led one of the most dramatic transformations in the technology industry, leading the company to become the world’s second-largest provider of business software. Conway currently serves on the boards of Salesforce.com and Guidewire.
“We are privileged to have Craig Conway as Chairman of the Board as we move Achievers toward a more rapid global expansion,” said Achievers CEO, Patrick D. Quirk. “Craig’s experience, passion, and leadership have driven some of the industry’s most notable companies to unprecedented global success. I first worked with Craig at Oracle, then PeopleSoft where, like others, I was impressed by his vision and leadership. I am thrilled to be partnering with him again at Achievers.”
“The human capital management category is experiencing dramatic change and growth. Achievers is the first mover and clear leader in the new social employee engagement space, and it’s a large space,” said Conway. “The company has an extraordinary culture and a strong, experienced leadership team. I look forward to working with the Achievers executive team and accelerating the impressive growth the company has already experienced.”
Conway has enjoyed one of the most distinguished and successful careers in the technology industry. He has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Managers by BusinessWeek magazine, Ten Most Influential People in High Technology by Computer Business Review, and Fifty Most Powerful People in Networking by NetworkWorld magazine. Beyond his accomplishments at PeopleSoft, Conway has also served as President and CEO of TGV Software and One Touch Systems. He has held executive management positions at a variety of leading technology companies, including Executive Vice President at Oracle Corporation.
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 one of 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](https://www.slideshare.net/achievers) and follow us on Twitter at [@Achievers](https://twitter.com/achievers). [/md]