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ForgeRock Announces Tschudy Smith as New Chief People Officer

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ForgeRock®, a global digital identity leader, today announced that Tschudy Smith has been named as the company’s new Chief People Officer. Tschudy will lead all areas of talent strategy, including employee experience, rewards, attraction, retention, development, diversity and inclusion for ForgeRock’s rapidly growing global workforce of more than 760 employees.

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“For two decades, Tschudy has been at the forefront of solving complex problems at scale across industries from distribution to software, services and networking. She has an unshakeable belief in success and clarity on how to achieve it,” said ForgeRock CEO Fran Rosch. “People are at the heart of every great company. Winning as a team with the world’s best talent is the heart of ForgeRock. Tschudy’s reputation for creating trusted partnerships with businesses and leaders, commitment to mentorship and investing in talent is an incredible asset to ForgeRock’s purpose of building a strong, diverse culture, helping our customers succeed and helping people simply and safely access the connected world.”

Tschudy joins ForgeRock from Cisco where she served as Senior Vice President of People and Communities, overseeing people, talent, rewards, recruiting and leadership development strategies for the company’s Customer Experience, Operations and Global Sales, Marketing and Partner organizations. Prior to Cisco, Tschudy was a Senior Leader in Human Resources at AOL/Time Warner, having started her path to the company with Netscape Communications.

“ForgeRock is a global leader in enabling the intuitive employee and customer experiences that matter most to companies today,” Tschudy said. “Fran and his team have built ForgeRock into one of the most respected enterprise identity leaders, becoming a trusted strategic partner helping businesses run digitally. ForgeRock’s combination of talented people, values which drive their culture and unmatched platform and product innovation is very compelling. I could not be more excited to join the team and help lead ForgeRock in its vision to make online experiences feel more natural and more secure.”

About ForgeRock

ForgeRock®, a global leader in digital identity, delivers modern and comprehensive identity and access management solutions for consumers, employees and things to simply and safely access the connected world. Using ForgeRock, more than a thousand global customer organizations orchestrate, manage, and secure the complete lifecycle of identities from dynamic access controls, governance, APIs, and storing authoritative data – consumable in any cloud or hybrid environment. The company is privately held, and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices around the world. For more information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on social media: Facebook ForgeRock |Twitter @ForgeRock | LinkedIn ForgeRock.


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Kathleen Pai Named as Chief People Officer of N-able

New addition to leadership team helps support and develop the N-able workforce environment

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–N-able, Inc. (NYSE:NABL), the purpose-built technology partner for managed services providers (MSPs), has named Kathleen Pai as its new chief people officer. Pai brings vast experience across all elements of human resources strategy and people development, and will help nurture, support, and grow the global N-able team.

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“Kathleen has exceptional knowledge and a deep understanding of international people strategy; the great strides she has made since transitioning from SolarWinds to N-able have been felt throughout the company,” said John Pagliuca, CEO, N-able. “I look forward to having Kathleen’s partnership to help continue to fuel our employee growth and development—our success and our partners’ success stems from our pool of talented, experienced, and high-performing employees across the world—both N-able and our MSP partners wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”

Pai will be responsible for driving the global people strategy for N-able, along with overseeing people operations, business partners, total rewards, talent acquisition, talent development, internal communications and engagement programs to support the company’s growth. Prior to joining SolarWinds in January 2020, Kathleen served as vice president of people at Ultimate Software. She won the 2018 Human Resources Excellence Award from South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine, recognizing her as a distinguished HR professional who built and nurtured talent and elevated companies to the top of their industries.

“I’m so honored and excited to have the opportunity to enhance the way we work at N-able—more specifically, our People Team has an opportunity to play a key role in continuing to improve our employee experience and creating an environment where people can develop and grow,” said Kathleen Pai, chief people officer, N-able. “As a company with employees all over the world, we’re committed to fostering a culture built on diversity, equality, and belonging. My goal is to help create a place where people can truly have a career—and not just a job—a place where our employees can envision themselves working indefinitely.”

About N-able

N-able empowers managed services providers (MSPs) to help small and medium enterprises navigate the digital evolution. With a flexible technology platform and powerful integrations, we make it easy for MSPs to monitor, manage, and protect their end customer systems, data, and networks. Our growing portfolio of security, automation, and backup and recovery solutions is built for IT services management professionals. N-able simplifies complex ecosystems and enables customers to solve their most pressing challenges. We provide extensive, proactive support—through enriching partner programs, hands-on training, and growth resources—to help MSPs deliver exceptional value and achieve success at scale. n-able.com

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Jet Health, Inc. Appoints Jake Massacci Vice President of Human Resources

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#JetHealthAppointsJakeMassacciVPHRJet Health, Inc., a leading regional provider of home health and hospice services, announced today the appointment of Jake Massacci to the post of vice president of human resources.

In this capacity, Massacci will be responsible for overseeing all human resources (HR) functions for the Company across several locations nationwide, including recruitment.

Massacci brings more than a decade of HR-related experience to his new role. Most recently, he served as director of talent acquisition at HMS/Gainwell Technologies. He managed a team handling the recruiting and onboarding of 1000+ roles annually across the combined international organization, which now employs more than 10,000. Earlier, he was the manager of internal recruiting for EmployBridge, which employed nearly 3,000. In this role, Massacci oversaw a geographically dispersed team of 12 recruiters responsible for the internal recruiting of 800+ positions annually. In addition, Massacci served in several other HR roles, including manager – talent acquisition for Texas Health Resources and vice president at Alliance Careers.

Additionally, Massacci worked in a range of managerial positions for the US Army for five years, during which time he oversaw units with 100+ personnel in the U.S. and combat environments. He also was directly responsible for $2+ million in equipment, such as weapons and vehicles.

“My new role at Jet Health presents an exciting opportunity as the Company continues to grow. As we expand through acquisition, our continued commitment to providing exceptional care to patients does not waiver. We are welcoming smaller home health agencies into the Jet Health network and provide corporate support to each. This helps ensure we employ a high-quality clinical care team and experienced professionals. As we expand, we strive for each new entity to maintain their own culture while also embracing that of Jet Health’s. This will be a priority for me along with influencing employee engagement in numerous impactful ways,” Massacci said of his new role.

“We welcome Jake to the Jet Health team. His extensive HR career and US Army experience will bode well for the Company as we continue to grow through acquisition, attract professionals as well as clinicians and integrate various home health and hospice agencies into our platform. Jake’s knowledge and expertise are directly in line with our evolving needs, and we look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role,” explained Stacie Bratcher, Jet Health’s Chief Executive Officer.

Massacci holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is a certified senior professional – human resources, which he earned from the Human Resources Certification Institute. He also holds a certification in ToP Facilitation Methods & ToP Strategic Planning from the Institute for Cultural Affairs. Massacci lives in Aledo, Texas.

About Jet Health

Fort Worth, Texas-based Jet Health, Inc. is a home health and hospice provider offering skilled nursing care, physical, speech and occupational therapy, medical social services, hospice and personal care services. The Company operates from locations in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Idaho. Founded in 2016, Jet Health continues to build its business through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and de novo development in target markets. Jet Health leverages local brands and operating expertise and shares best practices across its companies while centralizing back-office functions.

For more information, visit https://jethealthinc.com.


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Gorillas takes its people department to board level and appoints Deena Fox as Global Chief People Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gorillas Technologies GmbH expands its Executive Leadership Team and signs long-time international HR Exec Deena Fox as its first Global Chief People Officer. As of August 1, 2021, Fox is responsible for all aspects of Gorillas’ company culture and global people strategy. Fox brings to Gorillas broad experience from fast growing companies in the tech, retail, healthcare, and e-commerce sectors. With the appointment of Fox, Gorillas drills down on its people focus, while further strengthening its C-suite.

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Gorillas has been all about its people since day one. Its large community of riders, warehouse and operations personnel, as well as management and support employees sit at the heart of its rapidly growing business. True to Gorillas’ need for speed, the company has grown to over 10,000 people in just 1 year. It’s time for the young company to increase focus on its HR strategy and infrastructure, ensuring a strong foundation for future growth.

As a former HR Executive of Amazon, Hugo Boss, Jet, and Oscar Health, Fox has contributed to the successful growth stories of some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Having worked across a wide range of industries, she has experienced first-hand, the challenges and opportunities that come at different stages in every company’s life-cycle. Fox has built and led the people function in early stage start-ups, companies preparing for and through their IPO, as well as large companies continuing to experience hyper-growth. Leveraging her many experiences and expertise, Fox will now devote herself to the mission of enabling continued, accelerated growth at Gorillas while nurturing the company’s diverse and inclusive culture.

“When I first heard the story of Gorillas, I was blown away by the explosive vertical growth, global ambition, and laser focus on execution – I immediately wanted to be a part of making history with this team,” says Fox. “What I found even more compelling, was CEO, Kağan Sümer’s, unequivocal commitment to balance Gorillas hyper-growth with a major focus on people and HR infrastructure. Gorillas continues to attract smart, kind, ambitious people all over the world and now, at the company’s one year mark, it’s time to take our commitment to their growth, development, and experience to the next level.”

As Gorillas Global Chief People Officer, Fox will be part of the management board reporting directly to Founder and CEO, Kağan Sümer.

“Gorillas is a diverse collective of authentic people, taking bold decisions to deliver on our mission. Through Gorillas rapid expansion, we’ve brought growth in commerce and job opportunities to the markets we operate in, but of all of the investments we’ve made or will make in the future, nothing is more important than investing in our people. I have great confidence in Deena’s ability to design and execute a global people strategy that will have a strong and immediate impact on our global workforce, while positioning us well for the many stages of growth still ahead,” says Sümer.

About Gorillas

Gorillas, founded by CEO Kağan Sümer, builds an infrastructure for the fastest last-mile delivery of essential human needs. The on-demand delivery startup needs just ten minutes to get a user’s desired goods from the cart to the user’s desired location. Users of the app benefit from access to more than up to 2,000 essential items at retail prices for a delivery fee of just £1.80. By disrupting the shopping and supply chain experience of traditionally slow and inflexible retail companies, Gorillas is shaping new grocery consumer behaviour (Need-Order-Get). With its latest funding round led by repeat investor Coatue Management, Gorillas has raised $290M in its Series B and has become Europe’s fastest unicorn ever, only months after closing its $44M Series A. Other investors include DST Global, Tencent, Fifth Wall and Greenoaks (Atlantic Food Labs also participated). In contrast to established gig economy models, Gorillas employs more than 10,000 employees globally – spreading true change in its community. In a little over one year, Gorillas has expanded to more than 55+ cities, including Amsterdam, London, Paris, Madrid, New York, Milan and Munich, and built up more than 100 warehouses across 9 countries. Currently, Gorillas is available in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and the United States.



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Nada Llewellyn Joins Kramer Levin as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kramer Levin is pleased to announce that Nada Llewellyn is joining the firm as chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Ms. Llewellyn will advise senior leadership on a wide range of strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Her C-level position is part of the firm’s increased investment in further developing its legal talent and builds on the commitment the firm made to diversity and inclusion in 2007 when it first hired a director to focus on the firm’s diversity initiatives.

Ms. Llewellyn joins Kramer Levin after serving as chief diversity officer, associate vice president for human resources and deputy general counsel for St. John’s University, where she oversaw the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and the human resources department. She was a member of the President’s Advisory Council and presented on matters related to diversity and inclusion to the board of trustees and board of governors. Prior to joining St. John’s University, Ms. Llewellyn practiced law at an Am Law 100 firm.

Howard T. Spilko and Paul Schoeman, co-managing partners of Kramer Levin, said, “We are pleased to welcome Nada to Kramer Levin. Her arrival represents a significant enhancement of our leadership team and underscores our long-standing commitment to diversity as well as our resolve to accelerate our progress as a firm and help create real forward momentum in the legal industry.”

Mat Rosswood, chief operating officer of the firm, added, “Nada brings precisely the experience and talents required to help us set and achieve diversity and inclusion goals that not only are consistent with overall strategy but help promote it. Hers will be an important voice in strategic discussions going forward, and I look forward to our work together.” Ms. Llewellyn will join the team of officers directly led by Mr. Rosswood.

Kramer Levin has historically recognized that diverse perspectives and experience have fundamental value and are necessary to achieve success. A champion for diversity, the firm has been recognized for its progressive policies, pro bono service and Diversity Committee by numerous publications, including Chambers and Vault.

Chris Auguste, chair of Kramer Levin’s Diversity Committee, said, “Nada is the right person at the right time to fill the role of the firm’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. In this position, Nada will provide a unifying voice for our diversity initiatives and ensure that we achieve our diversity, equity and inclusion goals.”

Ms. Llewellyn said, “I’m delighted for the opportunity to join Kramer Levin, a firm that is making significant investments now to help ensure the future success of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. I feel the energy and enthusiasm for positive change throughout the firm, and I look forward to collaborating with leadership and utilizing my experience to help accelerate that process.”

Ms. Llewellyn received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as an associate editor of the University of Michigan Law Review, and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.

About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin provides proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and Paris, and fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. For more information, visit www.kramerlevin.com.


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Seismic appoints Linda Ho as Chief People Officer

Seismic bolsters executive bench with technology HR leader

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seismic, the global leader in sales enablement, today announced Linda Ho has joined as Chief People Officer. In her new role, Linda will lead Seismic’s People Operations team and elevate the company’s talent programs including culture, organization and leadership development, talent acquisition, total rewards, facilities, and internal communications.

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Prior to joining Seismic, Linda spent 14 years in various HR leadership roles at Autodesk, focused on the intersection of employee experience and business strategy. Most recently, Linda served as Vice President, Culture and Capability at Autodesk, focusing on culture transformations and creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. She previously held HR leadership roles at Life Technologies and LightConnect Inc.

“I’m thrilled for Linda to join us as our first-ever chief people officer. Throughout the interview process, I was impressed by her deep business knowledge, professionalism, and appreciation for the importance of culture,” said Doug Winter, co-founder and CEO, Seismic. “The breadth of Linda’s leadership experience will serve us well as we continue our path towards IPO and growth in the years ahead.”

Linda joins Seismic during a period of significant growth and momentum at a global scale. The company recently surpassed $200M in annual revenue run rate and is expanding rapidly in Europe and Asia-Pacific markets. At Seismic, she will guide efforts to protect, enhance and formalize Seismic’s company culture, which has been recognized as a top workplace culture by organizations and publications including Forbes, Inc., Comparably, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Boston Business Journal.

“Seismic is well-known for its amazing culture, but I’m also excited to join the company because I’m bullish about the opportunity in the sales enablement space,” said Linda. “Seismic’s platform makes a difference in sellers’ lives every single day by streamlining their collaboration and onboarding experiences. Helping employees be more productive and successful is my life’s work so it’s exciting to see this mirrored in Seismic’s offerings.”

Outside the office, Linda serves as a senior faculty member for the Josh Bersin Academy, a global professional development academy for HR practitioners. She is an active mentor and a former board member for the Autodesk Employee Relief Foundation. Linda holds an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Seismic is actively hiring across all departments and regions of the organization. For information on current career opportunities at Seismic, please visit seismic.com/company/careers.

About Seismic

Seismic is the industry-leading sales enablement and digital sales engagement solution, aligning go-to-market teams and empowering them to deliver engaging buyer experiences that drive growth. Seismic’s Storytelling PlatformTM delivers innovative capabilities for marketers to orchestrate content delivery across all channels, and for sellers to engage with prospective buyers in a compelling, resonant manner at every step of the buyer journey. More than 700 enterprises including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their sales enablement platform of choice. The Seismic Storytelling PlatformTM integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia.

To learn more, visit Seismic.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.


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Leading B2B Payments Company Melio Appoints Seasoned Executive Sharon Bachar as Chief People Officer

● Former Cisco, WeWork HR leader joins Melio’s C-suite as Chief People Officer

● Senior hire helps support Melio’s growth strategy

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Melio, a leading B2B payments company for small businesses, has appointed Sharon Bachar as Chief People Officer. A veteran human resources leader, Bachar joins the company C-suite at a time of rapid growth for Melio, as it expands its headcount and global presence.

Melio just announced it is opening its new western U.S. headquarters in Colorado, in addition to continuing to grow its Tel Aviv R&D center and its New York headquarters. Bachar will be instrumental in overseeing this rapid growth while maintaining the company’s inclusive, people-oriented culture.

Melio has raised $256 million since 2018 and has experienced 2,000% growth in the number of monthly active users in 2020 alone.

Bachar is a seasoned human resources executive with extensive experience in global HR leadership roles, for both international enterprises with over 5,000 people and with start-ups. She has a passion for partnering with business leaders and entrepreneurs to accomplish their vision and will be critical in helping Melio recruit and leverage talent to help keep small businesses in business. Bachar will help build up Melio’s leadership team while supporting the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Bachar joins Melio from WeWork, where she served as Head of People International, leading all aspects of the people strategy through the company transformation for the last three years. Prior to WeWork, Bachar spent 17 years at Cisco where she was a key member of the European regional leadership team. She was responsible for leading the people strategy and providing overall HR support to the region. In addition, Bachar managed and supported many aspects in the acquisition integration processes of 14 companies across different countries in Europe. Bachar currently sits on the advisory board of Qwilt.

Sharon Bachar, Chief People Officer at Melio, said, “Melio is a truly exciting business that is expanding rapidly. I was impressed by its inclusive culture, where people are proud to be, and where building their careers is a top priority for the company. I can’t wait to bring my experience at fast-growth companies to bear, ensuring that Melio continues to develop its culture while attracting strong talent to fulfill Melio’s critical mission.”

Matan Bar, Melio CEO and co-founder, said, “Melio’s people are the reason for the success and rapid growth of the company to date. We’re delighted to be able to recruit an executive of Sharon’s expertise to ensure that we continue to attract and retain the best talent for the long term. ”

About Melio

Melio is on a mission to keep small businesses in business by helping them improve their cash flow and workflow, gain more control over their finances and optimize their business’s financial health. Melio was founded by CEO Matan Bar, CTO Ilan Atias, and COO Ziv Paz in 2018, with headquarters in New York and an R&D center in Tel Aviv. Melio has also selected Colorado for its western U.S. headquarters and has begun recruiting for 250 new jobs in the state. The company has raised $256 million since its inception from investors including Coatue, Accel, General Catalyst, Aleph and Bessemer. Melio’s smart B2B online payment solution is tailor-made for small businesses’ needs. It is a free, simple, and secure solution that allows small businesses and their suppliers to transfer and receive payments quickly and easily. Melio is on pace to process tens of billions of dollars of transactions in 2021.


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Current Names Courtney Abraham as New Chief People Officer

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GE Current, a Daintree company, today announced that Courtney Abraham has been named Chief People Officer. She brings extensive experience in organizational development, including recently serving as the Chief People Officer of AML RightSource and as Global Head of Talent Strategy & Development at The Adecco Group.

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“I am excited to be a part of Current’s ongoing evolution as a fast-moving, focused lighting and controls business,” said Abraham. “I look forward to engaging with the team, especially as we adjust to new work practices in the post-pandemic environment.”

“The repositioning of Current over the last two years has primarily been a story of our highly talented team being completely focused on strategic priorities that continually drive a customer-centric approach,” said CEO Manish Bhandari. “Courtney’s expertise and experience are exactly what Current needs to accelerate the growth of our people and our business.”

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies: Organizational Development from DePaul University in Illinois. She has also completed Executive Leadership Programs at IMD in France and Switzerland, and IESE business schools in Spain and China.

Her appointment is effective immediately. She will be based out of Current’s Nela Park, Cleveland office.

About GE Current, a Daintree company:

Current enhances commercial, industrial, city and specialty applications with advanced lighting and intelligent controls. Working with our partners, we deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers. See why Current is always on at www.gecurrent.com.


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Ingersoll Rand Names Elizabeth Meloy Hepding as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Kate Keene as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Talent, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DAVIDSON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, is pleased to appoint two company executive leadership positions. Elizabeth “Liz” Meloy Hepding is named senior vice president, business development, and Kate Keene is promoted to senior vice president, human resources, talent, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Both Hepding and Keene will report to Vicente Reynal, president and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand, as part of his executive leadership team and be based in Davidson, N.C.

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As senior vice president of business development, Hepding will oversee business development strategy, sourcing, execution, and integration, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Her appointment will be effective July 19 and she will relocate from Chicago to Davidson, N.C.

With more than 20 years of strategy, M&A and corporate development experience, Hepding joins Ingersoll Rand from PurposeBuilt Brands where she served as vice president of corporate development since 2019 and guided the company’s expansion through acquisitions. Prior to that, she was senior vice president, strategy and corporate development at Essendant Inc., where she was responsible for all acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships, and led the execution of Essendant’s sale to Staples. She began her career in investment banking, spending more than a decade in the industry, primarily at UBS Investment Bank where she held roles of increasing responsibility.

“Liz’s vast experience in business development strategy and M&A, with expertise in target identification, pipeline generation and negotiations, combined with her broad industry experience across many sectors including industrial manufacturing makes her a strong fit for Ingersoll Rand,” said Reynal. “She brings further leadership in integration planning and executing key strategic initiatives – both of which are areas where Ingersoll Rand is known for delivering on our commitments to stockholders and generating near and long-term value. We welcome Liz to the team, and I am confident she will offer valuable guidance and counsel, and help deliver growth for our company.”

Effective immediately, Keene will lead the global strategy for all human resources, talent and organization capability, and diversity, equity and inclusion for Ingersoll Rand. She will serve as a key member of the executive management team, and will provide counsel to the executive team on important matters such as organizational design and talent decisions. She succeeds Craig Mundy who is retiring in early 2022 after 15 years with the company to spend time with family and focus on his national and community board appointments. Mundy will help with the transition and special projects until his retirement.

In her most recent role, Keene served as an HR business partner for the company’s global Precision and Science Technologies segment as well as led the North America region HR team. She joined Ingersoll Rand in 2016 as director of HR for corporate functions and then led a global HR team supporting the Fluid Management, Material Handling and Power Tools business units, where she aligned HR strategies and processes to the most pressing business needs. In addition to Ingersoll Rand, Keene has nearly 20 years of experience in human resources leadership positions at GE and Sabic. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Pennsylvania State University.

“Promoting Kate from within the company is a testament to Ingersoll Rand’s proven approach to diversity and leadership talent development, succession and deployment, which is a key tenet of our strategy,” Reynal noted. “Kate and Craig have worked together for several years which will provide an advantage for a swift and seamless transition. On behalf of everyone at Ingersoll Rand, I thank Craig for his contributions to the company and wish him well in retirement. He has been instrumental in developing our company Purpose, Values and culture, and instilling his leadership for strategically managing talent as a way to drive business performance. Craig tirelessly worked to build our new Ingersoll Rand with inspired teams, talented and capable employees and improved offerings and capabilities within our global HR function, and Kate will build on the foundation Craig has developed.”

About Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit www.IRCO.com.


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Columbus McKinnon Names Adrienne Williams Chief Human Resources Officer

BUFFALO, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO) (the “Company” or “Columbus McKinnon”), a leading designer and manufacturer of intelligent motion solutions for material handling, today announced the appointment of Adrienne Williams as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Ms. Williams will assume responsibility for the Company’s global human resources function effective today.

“Adrienne has extensive experience as a Human Resources executive and will bring expertise in business partnership, employee engagement, talent and leadership development, inclusion and risk management to Columbus McKinnon. I believe that she will be instrumental in advancing our culture and will serve as a key partner in achieving our Blueprint for Growth 2.0 strategic goals,” commented David Wilson, President and CEO of Columbus McKinnon. “I look forward to leveraging Adrienne’s leadership, functional expertise, experience and passion as we develop the business and create outstanding experiences for our employees and customers in the coming years.”

Ms. Williams joins Columbus McKinnon following a 15-year career at Compass Group North America, a $20 billion organization with 260,000 employees, where she held roles of increasing scope and responsibility throughout her tenure. Her most recent role was Vice President, Inclusion & Human Resources. Previous roles included Senior Director, Human Resources and Director, Human Resources. Prior to Compass Group, she served as Director of Human Resources at Liberty Commons for three years. Ms. Williams received her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Montreat College and her bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University.

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of intelligent motion solutions that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position, and secure materials. Key products include hoists, crane components, precision conveyor systems, actuators, rigging tools, light rail workstations, and digital power and motion control systems. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how.

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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future sales and earnings, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements, including the ability of the Company to achieve its Blueprint for Growth 2.0 strategy and goals; and the ability to create outstanding experiences for employees and customers. Other factors that can impact future expectations include global economic and business conditions, conditions affecting the industries served by the Company and the Company’s customers and suppliers, competitor responses to the Company’s products and services, the overall market acceptance of such products and services, the ability to expand into new markets and geographic regions, and other factors disclosed in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.


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