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agilon health Names Mat Varghese as New Chief People Officer

Varghese will lead employee development, growth & talent acquisition strategy at company transforming health care for seniors

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–agilon health (NYSE: AGL), the company transforming health care for seniors by empowering primary-care physicians to focus on the entire health of their patients, has named Mat Varghese as its new chief people officer effective October 11, 2021.

Varghese will become a member of the executive leadership team, reporting to Steve Sell, CEO, and will lead the advancement and execution of agilon health’s employee development, growth, and talent acquisition strategy.

Varghese brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership and experience in large public companies poised for growth including in the health technology sector.

“Mat has precisely the public company expertise and leadership experience we need to help agilon health meet its full potential, expand our partnerships with leading physician groups and improve the health of seniors across the U.S.,” said, Steve Sell, CEO, agilon health.

Varghese joins agilon health from R1 RCM, a leading provider of technology-driven solutions for health care providers where he served since 2017 as senior vice president of human resources. He also has held human resources leadership roles at Arthur J. Gallagher & Associates, General Electric, General Mills, and CompuSystems Inc. He earned a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Michigan State University and a master’s degree of social work from the University of Michigan.

“I am delighted to join the team at agilon health and advance the company’s growth, development and talent strategy during this pivotal time. As our country ages and the need for quality primary care services grows, agilon’s model will make a positive difference in supporting our partner physicians and the senior patients in their care,” Varghese said.

Varghese succeeds Chris Casler, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Casler’s work as chief human resources officer during the past two and half years helped position the company for success as it went public.

About agilon health

agilon health is transforming health care for seniors by empowering primary-care physicians to focus on the entire health of their patients. Through our partnerships and our platform, agilon is leading the nation in creating the system we need – one built on the value of care, not the volume of fees. We honor the independence of local physicians and serve as their partners so they can be the doctors they trained to be. agilon provides the capital, data, payor relationships, executive experience and contract support that allow physician groups to take on the risk of total care for their most vulnerable patients. The result: healthier communities, and doctors who can devote the right amount of time with the patients who need it most. With rapidly growing appeal, agilon is scaled to grow and is here to help our nation’s best independent physician groups have a sustained, thriving future. Together, we are reinventing primary care. For more information about agilon health, visit www.agilonhealth.com and connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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VTS Announces Margaretta Noonan as New Chief People Officer

Seasoned SaaS HR leader with over 30 years of experience as a people and talent leader is tapped to provide employees a best-in-class experience

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VTS—the commercial real estate industry’s (CRE) leading leasing, marketing, asset management, and tenant experience platform, today announced that Margaretta Noonan has been appointed as the company’s new Chief People Officer. The announcement comes at a time when VTS has made major capital investments in its workforce during the pandemic, and as the company continues to grow rapidly at scale, with its most successful year to-date.

Noonan, an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience as a people and talent leader in SaaS and public technology companies, has a proven track record of scaling talent and culture for high-growth internet technology businesses. Previously, Noonan led HR for several top global public companies including Monster and Hudson; additionally, she founded her own human resources/people consulting practice. At VTS, she will lead the charge of rapidly growing the VTS team – nearly 500 employees, and shaping VTS’ employee experience, a role she has been serving in an interim capacity for over a year. Under her leadership, VTS has navigated through the complexities of a global pandemic and supported its workforce in a compassionate way as they face unprecedented anxieties – all while growing the global employee base at remarkable scale. Since joining VTS, Noonan has seen the company headcount grow by 65% and has been instrumental in helping VTS secure a number of awards, most recently Fortune’s Best Workplaces in New York City.

For over a year, Margaretta has proven to be an asset of the utmost value to VTS as we continue to grow our business at an unprecedented rate, while steering us through the challenges posed by the pandemic and remote work,” said Nick Romito, Chief Executive Officer of VTS. “As a company, VTS considers providing best-in-class employee experience a top priority. With her impressive career and knowledge of VTS’ culture, it was clear that Margaretta was the best fit for the appointment to continue growing and supporting our workforce.”

As a people and talent professional, this has been an incredible time to join VTS, helping to shape their response to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing the highest level of support possible to employees, while also helping them navigate the challenges of growing their workforce, including an acquisition, while many people are still working remotely,” said Noonan. “Throughout my career I’ve believed in a people-first approach to business, and VTS knows the importance people have in shaping the future and success of the company. As the new Chief People Officer, I look forward to continuing working with the terrific VTS People Team to further build the industry-leading diverse culture VTS is recognized for.”

VTS, known for its exceptional workplace culture, recently received a Great Place to Work Certification™ in June 2021. The global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors recognized the company for its competitive perks package, work-life balance, investments in its people, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), support for employees outside of work, and company leadership. In the certification, 95% of employees said VTS is a great place to work which is 4 points higher than average U.S. companies recognized.

VTS continues to experience rapid growth, and is actively hiring within various roles throughout the organization. Visit vts.com/careers to learn more.

About VTS

VTS is commercial real estate’s leading leasing, marketing, asset management, and tenant experience platform where the industry comes to make deals happen and real-time data comes to life. The VTS Platform captures the largest first-party data source in the industry, which delivers real-time insights that fuel faster, more informed decision making and connections throughout the deal and asset lifecycle. VTS Data, the industry’s only forward-looking market dataset, and VTS Market and Marketplace, the industry’s first integrated online marketing solution, give landlords, brokers, and tenants unparalleled visibility into real-time market information and the direct connectivity to execute deals with greater speed and intelligence at every point in the planning, marketing, leasing, and asset management cycle. VTS Rise is the industry’s most comprehensive tenant experience solution, offering occupiers, building operators, and visitors an immersive, tech-enabled experience.

More than 60% of Class A office space in the US and 12B square feet of office, retail, and industrial real estate globally is managed on the VTS platform. VTS’ user base includes over 45,000 CRE professionals including respected industry leaders like Blackstone, Brookfield Properties, LaSalle Investment Management, Hines, Boston Properties, Oxford Properties, JLL, and CBRE. To learn more about VTS, and to see our open roles, visit www.vts.com.

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BTI360 Announces Meigan Ward as Chief People Officer

Company Hires Visionary People Leader to Expand Investment in Culture

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BTI360, a transformational software development company, announced today that Meigan Ward, has joined the organization as its first-ever Chief People Officer. In her new role, Ward will oversee BTI360’s People Team including HR operations, talent acquisition, and teammate development. Her charter—to build a community where its possible to have it all—meaningful work, great teammates, opportunity for growth, and a company that invests in you personally and professionally.


“At BTI360, our teammates and culture are fundamental to our innovation and success in building software,” said CEO MJ Wivell. “Meigan’s commitment to identifying and unleashing people’s potential is a primary reason she is an ideal match for our company. Her collaborative, authentic approach will help us continue to foster a creative and inclusive culture where our teammates can thrive.”

“BTI360’s passion for people first drew me to get to know the company,” said Ward. “Throughout the interview process I was thrilled to learn that they really do put their teammates first and build both their culture and their solutions by elevating talent. I am excited by the programs and culture they already have in place and motivated to further contribute to a culture marked by engagement, personal growth, and teammate delight.”

Prior to joining BTI360, Ward gained more than 15 years of empathic human resources leadership experience in the information technology and professional services industries for large and mid-sized companies. She is a member of Forbes Councils and has considerable expertise in all areas of the employee life cycle. Ward holds an MA in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern University and a BA in Psychology from Norfolk State University. She has a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Penn State.

About BTI360

At BTI360, we focus on the practical application of software engineering technologies to solve complex problems. Our unique, industry-leading engineering culture ensures We Deliver Great Software Fast® through a blend of disciplined management and engineering practices, technical innovation, and domain expertise. BTI360 is based just outside Washington, DC, and has led and delivered large-scale software capabilities in the federal space for more than 17 years. Learn more at http://bti360.com or contact us at [email protected].

Contacts

Michael Collins
BTI360

[email protected]
864-313-9567

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Virgin Galactic Hires Aparna Chitale as Chief People Officer

LAS CRUCES, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SPCE #SPCE–Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (the “Company” or “Virgin Galactic”), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, today announced that veteran human resources executive Aparna Chitale will join the company as its Chief People Officer (CPO) on September 30, 2021.

Chitale brings over 20 years of strategic experience at multi-national organizations, where she has scaled and led global teams at both public and privately held companies. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Disney Parks Experiences and Products.

Michael Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Aparna to the Virgin Galactic team. She has an outstanding track record building and supporting highly skilled teams across engineering, maintenance, safety, and technical services. Aparna also brings deep experience hiring and developing top talent in global destinations around the world to support rapid growth. This unique background, combined with her proven ability to foster a high performance culture rooted in a diverse and inclusive work environment, will support Virgin Galactic’s ambitious growth strategy.”

As CPO, Chitale will report to Colglazier, with the mission to make the Company a destination for top talent. In this role, she will lead all aspects of human resources, including diversity, equity & inclusion, talent acquisition, employee experience, learning & development, compensation & benefits.

“I’m thrilled to join Virgin Galactic at such a significant time in the company’s journey,” said Chitale. “I am passionate about building energized and dedicated teams and creating a culture where everyone belongs. I look forward to being a part of this exceptional company as it continues to make history in the rapidly growing human spaceflight industry.”

At Disney, Chitale led HR strategy for the company’s International Parks business in Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, as well as leading HR for Disney’s Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety teams. In this role, she designed and implemented holistic people strategies – including diversity and inclusion programming – that supported business priorities across corporate functions, engineering, international parks, and cruise line businesses.

Prior to Disney, Chitale led Human Resources for Avaya India PVT Ltd, where she built the HR infrastructure that helped grow the business from 50 to 1,200+ employees with a strategic focus on building large engineering and technology teams.

Chitale holds a master’s degree in Personal Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree from Pune University, India.

You can download all press materials including images and b-roll from the Virgin Galactic Press Assets page.

About Virgin Galactic Holdings

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers with its advanced air and space vehicles. It is developing a spaceflight system designed to connect the world to the wonder and awe created by space travel and to offer customers a transformative experience. You can find more information at https://www.virgingalactic.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws with respect to Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), including statements regarding the Company’s spaceflight systems, markets and expected flight schedule. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by words such as “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to the factors, risks and uncertainties included in Amendment No. 2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations section of our website at www.virgingalactic.com. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Former Microsoft and Cisco Executive Scott Slipy Joins Socure as Chief People Officer

Highly-Accomplished People Management Veteran to Rapidly Scale Hiring and Culture Strategies for Hypergrowth Leader in Digital Identity Verification and Trust

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Socure, the leading provider of digital identity verification and fraud solutions, today announced Scott Slipy joining as its chief people officer. In this executive leadership position, Slipy will support Socure’s hypergrowth by scaling up strategies to attract, retain, and develop innovative and high-performing teams as he furthers the impact-driven culture at Socure.

Slipy has held executive roles with global, market-leading organizations, including Microsoft, Cisco, and UnitedHealth Group, as well as earlier-stage businesses. He brings deep expertise and practical solutions to leadership development and organization design, creating inclusive, high-performance cultures.

Socure recently announced record financial results, achieving 126% annual recurring revenue growth, booking growth of 285% in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to the same quarter of 2020, and a net retention rate of 177% driven by near-zero attrition. The company continues to achieve record results as Socure ID+ has emerged as the preferred identity verification platform for the largest enterprises and is trusted by 4 of the 5 largest banks, 7 of the 10 largest credit card issuers, top Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) providers, top crypto exchanges, and the largest online gaming operators.

“Scott is a highly accomplished leader with a deep commitment to developing a high-performance culture where everyone on our team can reach their highest potential,” said Johnny Ayers, founder and CEO of Socure. “I look forward to working closely with Scott to continue to build a world-class working environment that attracts, engages, develops, and retains the most talented people in the industry on our way to eliminating fraud and ensuring 100% trust on the Internet.”

Throughout his career, Slipy has worked with executive teams in high-growth phase businesses. Most recently, Slipy was Chief People and Human Resources Officer at Symphony, a fintech unicorn offering a secure collaboration and workflow platform to over 500 global financial services customers. Slipy’s passion for people and culture management has also led him to perform executive coaching and consultative roles with early-stage private equity-backed firms through his affiliation with the Institute for Contemporary Leadership in New York.

“I’m inspired by the mission and business momentum that Johnny and the entire Socure team have created,” Slipy said. “Together, we will continue to rapidly scale this performance-driven organization that is leading the identity verification and fraud mitigation marketplace because of the innovation and value we bring to our customers.”

About Socure

Socure is the leading platform for digital identity verification and trust. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, device, velocity, and the broader internet to verify identities in real time. The company has more than 750 customers across the financial services, gaming, healthcare, telecom, and e-commerce industries, including four of the top five banks, seven of the top 10 card issuers, three of the top MSBs, the top payroll provider, the top credit bureau, top crypto exchanges, top Buy Now, Pay Later providers, the largest online gaming operators, and over 100 of the largest fintechs. Marquee customers include Chime, Varo Money, Public, Stash, and DraftKings. Investors include Accel, Commerce Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Flint Capital, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Synchrony, Sorenson, Two Sigma Ventures, and others.

Socure has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to 2021 Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes’ Fintech 50 List 2021, Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers 2021, being awarded Best New Technology Introduced Over the Last 12 Months—Data and Data Services at the 2020 American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs), being ranked number 70 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, being listed as a Gartner Cool Vendor, being recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Machine Learning Startups to Watch, being named to CB Insights: The Fintech 250, and being awarded Finovate’s Award for Best Use of AI/ML, to name a few.

Contacts

Angela Griffo

Socure

917-915-8563

[email protected]

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Parcion Private Wealth Welcomes Sarah Kaler as Chief People & Culture Officer

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parcion Private Wealth, a Seattle-area wealth management firm focused on helping business owners and entrepreneurs optimize wealth events, recently welcomed Sarah Kaler to the team as chief people and culture officer.

Kaler leads Parcion’s people-centric strategy and talent management to enable the critical work of Parcion’s mission and vision, sustaining its trajectory and impact as a world-class, purpose-led brand known for its best-in-class talent and legendary service delivery.

“There’s nothing more important to the success of our organization than the professional and personal growth of the people that deliver our world-class service,” said Terry Cook, CFP®, CIMA®, Parcion managing principal. “The addition of Sarah as chief people and culture officer demonstrates our commitment to attract and grow a best-in-class diverse team centered on the needs of the families we serve.”

Kaler has more than 20 years of experience developing business executives, CEOs and their teams at high growth startups, exclusive firms, global brands and Fortune 500 companies, including lululemon, athletica, Google, Whole Foods, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu, Disney, PepsiCo, Intel, Accenture, Cisco, Hilton Hotels, Levi’s, SoFi, and Microsoft.

Her work and thought leadership has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Yahoo News, Fox News, Thrive Global, Reader’s Digest, NYLON Magazine and more.

Prior to joining Parcion Kaler spent 10 years in senior executive roles at lululemon building one of the most iconic global brands and world-class, people-centric cultures. While there, she acquired expertise across many verticals, including talent acquisition and management, succession planning, leadership development, strategy, operations, brand differentiation and loyalty.

“I’m thrilled to join Parcion Private Wealth’s team of passionate, accomplished professionals who help our clients achieve their goals and dreams,” Kaler said. “Many of our clients are first-generation wealth creators who are planning the sale of a business that they spent a lifetime building. Personally, it is incredibly motivating to me to help these inspiring individuals make the most of the legacies they’ve worked so hard to create for their families and communities.”

Kaler currently resides in Bellevue, Washington, with her family.

To learn more about Sarah Kaler and the rest of Parcion’s team, visit www.parcionpw.com.

About Parcion Private Wealth

Parcion Private Wealth is an independent multi-family office that partners with entrepreneurs, business owners and their families to optimize wealth events and beyond through smart planning, strong advocacy and prudent investment management. With headquarters in the Seattle area, Parcion’s experienced team helps clients preserve the legacy they’ve built to support their families and communities. Learn more at www.parcionpw.com.

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Calabrio Hires Kristin Gaarder as First Chief Human Resources Officer

Experienced international human resources pro joins Calabrio to drive employee and company growth through human connection

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BusinessIntelligenceCalabrio, the customer experience intelligence company, has brought on Kristin Gaarder as its first chief human resources officer. This important addition to the executive team comes as Calabrio continues to strengthen operations in analytics-based customer service and workforce engagement management and builds a workforce highly dedicated to its own customer satisfaction. Named by the Star Tribune this year as a Top Workplace for the eighth year in a row, Calabrio will look to Gaarder to lead and evolve efforts to enable organizational growth.


“As human centricity becomes increasingly more important in the contact center industry, Calabrio is focused on providing our employees with a dynamic work experience so they can concentrate on flawlessly executing this for our customers,” said Tom Goodmanson, president and CEO of Calabrio. “Kristin’s experience and focus on people-first practices will be an asset to Calabrio as we continue to grow along with this ever-changing industry.”

In this role, Gaarder and her team will support more than 700 current employees as well as lead Calabrio’s expansion to a team of over 1,000. She will oversee human resources, including recruitment and talent retention, leadership development, benefits, employee relations, diversity, belonging and inclusion, and the many employee-development programs offered by Calabrio.

Gaarder has more than 20 years of experience marrying brand promises with human resource initiatives to better support an engaged employee population. Prior to joining Calabrio, Gaarder served as the SVP of Human Resources & Corporate Services for Amplifon. She was also the general manager and VP of Human Resources for Nilfisk High Pressure Washers. Gaarder is on the board of the HR Executive Forum and was recognized as a Top Woman Leader in Minnesota. Through these and other previous roles, Gaarder witnessed firsthand and helped guide organizational transformation.

Gaarder commented, “Looking back on the experiences I’ve had at companies across multiple industries, I’ve found that the key to business success always comes down to one element: human connection. Whether with your employees, customers, prospects, or everything in between, the path to growth lies with building and strengthening one-to-one connections. I’m excited to collaborate alongside Calabrio’s seasoned leadership team who also hold these same core values. We will work together to create meaningful experiences for employees, develop their talents and continue to deliver to our customers the excellence they expect.”

Earlier this year, Calabrio’s growth trajectory charted new territory as the company became the fifth Minnesota-based technology unicorn when private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, acquired Calabrio from KKR. The acquisition is not only a testament to Calabrio’s growth but its strength and innovation as a global team over the past few years, values which continue to expand across the organization.

About Calabrio

Calabrio is the customer experience intelligence company that empowers organizations to enrich human interactions. Through AI-driven analytics, Calabrio uncovers customer behavior and sentiment and derives compelling insights from the contact center. Organizations choose Calabrio for its ability to understand customer needs and the overall experience it provides, from implementation to ongoing support. Find more at calabrio.com and follow @Calabrio on Twitter.

Calabrio, Calabrio ONE and the Calabrio logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Calabrio, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Emerson Names Elizabeth Adefioye Chief People Officer

New role to lead culture cultivation, DE&I and talent development for global industrial software leader

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today appointed Elizabeth Adefioye as its first chief people officer. Adefioye, who previously served as chief human resources officer for Ingredion, will lead a newly consolidated human resources function, including accountability for culture, employee experience, end-to-end talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, acquisition integration, organization development and effectiveness, total rewards and HRIS. She will have full responsibility for ensuring the people and culture agenda supports the company’s ambitious business objectives. She also joins Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which helps develop and guide the company’s global business strategies.


“We are gaining momentum around our cultural evolution, increasing our focus on creating an inclusive environment that further fuels the high-level innovation that has been a hallmark of Emerson for over 130 years,” said Emerson President and CEO Lal Karsanbhai. “Elizabeth is a proven leader with deep experience in guiding teams to success, and we are eager to see her bring this passion and spark to Emerson. Bringing in a leader of her caliber, knowledge and energy will only accelerate our efforts and reinforce Emerson as a destination workplace for exceptional talent.”

Adefioye led Ingredion’s culture transformation and development of a new purpose statement and updated values across the company. Prior to joining Ingredion in 2016, Adefioye held human resources leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, Novartis Consumer Health, Medtronic and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

“Emerson is a well-known leader putting a renewed emphasis on creating a strong internal culture to propel not only the company but the industries it serves into a better future,” Adefioye said. “Companies can have the strongest strategy for growth, but if they don’t intentionally foster a culture that supports and empowers all voices across the organization, that strategy will not succeed. I’m energized to see Emerson’s commitment to culture and look forward to partnering with Lal, the Board and the entire organization to continue advancing progress together.”

An active leader in her field, Adefioye is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women, serves on the board of the Society for Human Resources Management, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. Adefioye was named to the “2021 Elite 100 Extraordinary Black Women” changing the face of Corporate America. She was recognized among the “2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise and was a recipient of the 2018 “Women Worth Watching Awards” by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Adefioye has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lagos State University, a postgraduate degree in human resources management from the University of Westminster in London and a diploma in Building Leadership Capability and Leadership in Action from Glasgow Caledonian University. While she has lived and worked throughout the United States, Asia and Europe, Adefioye will relocate to Emerson’s St. Louis headquarters.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include the scope, duration and ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic and currency conditions, market demand, including related to the pandemic and oil and gas price declines and volatility, pricing, protection of intellectual property, cybersecurity, tariffs, competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent reports filed with the SEC and the Safe Harbor Statement in our ESG report.

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Emily Caine

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PagerDuty Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer

Company Also Welcomes New Vice President, EMEA, to Lead Accelerated Regional Growth

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PagerDuty (NYSE: PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced it has appointed Roshan Kindred to the newly created position of chief diversity officer. Kindred is responsible for amplifying PagerDuty’s inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) initiatives, and is a strategic new member of the company’s executive leadership team. In addition, as international revenue increased by 38% year over year in its first quarter, PagerDuty also announced Jill Brennan will join PagerDuty as vice president, EMEA to continue to expand the company’s global reach.


These two leaders come at a time when PagerDuty is on a fast growth trajectory, with solutions that solve the challenges associated with real-time, unpredictable, unstructured, mission-critical work. Kindred and Brennan will help to expand on PagerDuty’s vision to be the operations cloud for the modern enterprise, while creating a workplace and workforce where excellent experiences are available for employees, customers and partners.

Roshan Kindred, Chief Diversity Officer

“In our journey to find PagerDuty’s first Chief Diversity Officer, it was important that this individual could both scale our existing ID&E program and transform our corporate culture,” said Joe Militelo, chief people officer at PagerDuty. “When we connected with Roshan, we unanimously agreed she brought the right level of experience and passion needed to usher in a new era of inclusion.”

Kindred joins PagerDuty with more than 20 years of experience in customer experience, business and ID&E strategies. Most recently, Kindred was the chief diversity officer and principal at InSeason Development Group, where she established an ID&E roadmap that led Senior Executive Leadership to adopt diversity goals as part of an annual incentive compensation plan. Previously, she was the board chair of Iron Mountain’s DEI advisory board, where she developed a five-year ID&E roadmap for the service organization that experienced an increase in women and BIPOC representation by 13 percent in 15 months.

“I joined PagerDuty because of the innovative, action-based culture and the opportunity to change how individuals experience the technology industry,” said Roshan Kindred, chief diversity officer at PagerDuty. “As an ID&E practitioner, our greatest tool is our mindset – it’s what controls our beliefs and behavior. I believe that inclusive and equitable culture creation changes people and in return those people change others. These experiences compel people to broaden their mindset, be grateful to express their authenticity, and use their innovative ideas to positively change how we experience one another and the world.”

Jill Brennan, Vice President – EMEA

“Our digital operations platform is critical infrastructure, and PagerDuty has seen significant growth in the EMEA over the past two years,” said Dave Justice, chief revenue officer at PagerDuty. “Jill is key to opening opportunities as we expand further into Europe, and I look forward to seeing her build on PagerDuty’s momentum.”

Jill Brennan, a seasoned sales veteran with over 25 years of experience, will join PagerDuty in October and is based in Switzerland. Most recently Brennan was the SVP of EMEA Sales at Medidata, where she achieved significant growth and business expansion. Previous to this, Brennan led the multibillion analytics and hybrid cloud software group businesses for IBM across 26 countries and a team of 1000 employees in EMEA.

“I enjoy leading high-performing teams who embrace challenges while achieving sustainable revenue results,” said Brennan. “I’m looking forward to joining PagerDuty at a time of high growth, especially when most every organization is focused on achieving digital transformation.”

About PagerDuty

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Rocki Rockingham Joins GE Appliances as Chief Human Resources Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has named Rocki Rockingham chief human resources officer. Most recently, Rockingham was the senior vice president of global human resources for Newell Brands Appliances & Cookware based in Boca Raton, Florida.


In addition to leading all facets of human resources, Rockingham will be a key member of the GEA executive leadership team focused on strategy to fuel the company’s U.S. expansion and responsible for building upon the recent global Great Place to Work recognition to create a premier workplace culture that attracts and retains the best talent.

With more than two decades of responsibility for the highest levels of strategic HR and communications at companies such as General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Jarden and Newell Brands, Rockingham offers a unique blend of experiences, which are critical capabilities to enable and shape organizational change and transformation, both key focus areas at GE Appliances.

We are thrilled to have Rocki join the team with the breadth of her experiences in numerous industries and businesses to further enable GE Appliances as an employer of choice,” said Kevin Nolan, president and chief executive officer for GE Appliances. “It takes great people with diverse backgrounds to effectively serve U.S. consumers. Creating a winning culture that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit where employees can develop their passions to serve consumers is what it’s all about. I’m confident that Rocki can help us achieve our goals.”

Throughout her career, Rockingham has served on numerous boards, volunteered at and sponsored charitable events, mentored youth, and consistently given her time to make a difference. She has worked extensively with community and civic groups to help improve and manage community, diversity and civic initiatives.

Rockingham was most recently engaged in the South Florida community. She has served on the Board of Directors for LifeNet4Families of Broward County as the chair and an officer of the SOS Children’s Villages Florida. She also served in numerous board roles for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the GreateBoca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the West Boca Medical Center Governing Board, the Literacy Coalition for the Palm Beaches and others.

Rockingham was the recipient of the ATHENA Individual award for outstanding leadership presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. She has also been recognized as a Woman of Distinction in Palm Beach County, one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, Florida, a Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce DIAMOND Award winner, and numerous other awards and recognition.

Rockingham replaces Tom Quick, who announced his retirement in April after eight years with GE Appliances.

My thanks to Tom for all he has done for GE Appliances, and especially his leadership in workforce development where he has made a lasting difference in the Louisville community with our public schools and ensuring a robust apprenticeship pipeline for manufacturers in the city,” Nolan said.

Seven things to know about Rocki Rockingham

1. Rocki grew up in the St. Louis area.

2. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Journalism from McKendree University.

3. During her career, Rocki has worked in roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, labor relations, communications, community relations and public affairs.

4. Rocki is a sports and car enthusiast.

5. She was also a collegiate athlete.

6. Rocki and her husband Darrel are relocating to Louisville.

7. Rocki believes that everyone can make a difference, that even the smallest pebble selflessly thrown into a pond can initiate untold positive effects.

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances strives to make the world a better place, and its team is committed to leading in the communities where employees live and work. A purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization, GE Appliances believes there is always a better way. It sells products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE® Appliances, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, water heaters and small appliances. For more information, visit www.geappliancesco.com.

Contacts

Julie Wood, GE Appliances, a Haier company

(502) 741-1557 or [email protected]

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