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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

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE: PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include GE, Cisco, Genentech, Electronic Arts, Cox Automotive, Netflix, Shopify, Zoom, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. To learn more and try PagerDuty for free, visit www.pagerduty.com. Follow our blog and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.

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Brand Strategy Experts Explain How Tapping Into Company Culture Can Win More Customers in New Book

‘Culture Built My Brand’ is a practical road map to winning more customers by unleashing company culture.

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#B2B–Brand strategy experts, Mark Miller and Ted Vaughn, have introduced “Culture Built My Brand,” a practical guidebook for company leaders who want to learn how to unleash company culture to create an authentic and memorable brand, engage teams, drive better results, and attract a tribe of loyal customers.

Miller and Vaughn, the co-founders of Historic Agency, a brand strategy anCd innovation firm, have taken their years of experience in helping organizations leverage their company culture to build stand-out brands, and have distilled that knowledge into an easy-to-follow brand-building playbook. “Culture Built My Brand” provides practical, actional steps and customizable tools to empower leaders to tap into company culture to improve employee performance, actively engage customers, drive improved company performance, and create an authentic brand that stands out from the competition.

“So many organizations are sitting on a rocketship and don’t realize it,” Miller said. “That rocketship is their internal culture. Our goal with this book was to pass along the tools we’ve built over the years to help company leaders realize the true potential of culture and bring it to life to fuel success.”

The book, which officially releases October 19, 2021, is now available for pre-sale.

“There’s a direct correlation between company performance and culture,” Vaughn said. “We’ve seen time and time again –– when a company gets the culture piece aligned, performance skyrockets. This book details how to get there in an approachable way.”

What others had to say about “Culture Built My Brand”

“For leaders looking to nurture, change or turn around their culture, Ted and Mark’s work in ‘Culture Built My Brand’ offers practical advice, real-life examples, and a road map to align your culture with your brand.” ~ Linda Rutherford, Chief Communications Officer at Southwest Airlines.

“Brands without a thriving internal culture are zombie brands. They may not know it, but they’re dead inside. ‘Culture Built My Brand’ will teach you how to bring your organization’s culture to life in ways that fuel success and performance.” ~Jim Moriarty, Co-managing Director of Brand Citizens

“Every company has a culture, whether or not it is defined often determines the success. ‘Culture Built My Brand’ helps business leaders create a culture that is worthy of the vision they have for their company.” ~ Ryan Sisson, CEO of Moniker Group.

“The largest swing vote in a successful brand is the employees and culture behind it. ‘Culture Built My Brand’ is for leaders who want to shape that culture and empower their staff.” ~ Kyle Buckett, retired Navy Seal, executive and author

About the Authors

Mark Miller and Ted Vaughn are the co-founders of Historic Agency, a brand strategy, innovation, and design partner that helps ambitious brands do more good. Mark leads product strategy, marketing transformation, and brand at the agency, while Ted leads client transformation, and specializes in executive leadership, brand development, and strategic clarity. For more about Historic Agency, visit historicagency.com.

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Asana Named #3 on the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ list by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Fifth consecutive year for Asana in the prestigious top 10 ranking

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Asana, Inc. (NYSE: ASAN), a leading work management platform for teams, has been recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work as one of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces for 2021. Marking the fifth year for Asana in the list’s top ten rankings, the company came in this year at #3.


As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by a global pandemic, our commitment to fostering a culture of connection and inclusivity is stronger than ever,” said Anna Binder, Head of People Operations, Asana. “This award is a testament to the people-first culture we’ve created where all Asanas, regardless of location, feel respected, valued and empowered to thrive.”

Asana’s ranking on the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list marks the tenth outstanding honor for Asana’s award-winning culture in 2021, with Asana also recently named as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators. Earlier this year, Asana was awarded by Fortune Great Place to Work as the #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area; #1 Best Workplace in Technology; #1 Best Workplace for Millennials; and #14 Best Small Workplace in Ireland. Additionally, Asana was recognized as one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces, #14 on Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work list, and #15 on Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021, including a #1 ranking in the Workplace category.

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 280,000 current employees of various companies. In the survey, 96% of Asana’s employees said it is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

About Asana

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Asana has more than 100,000 paying customers and millions of free organizations across 190 countries. Global customers such as Amazon, Japan Airlines, Sky and Under Armour rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns. For more information, visit www.asana.com.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology. To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Fortune Names Bounteous Consecutive Winner on Best Medium Workplaces™ List for 2021

Digital experience consultancy secures back-to-back position on prestigious list

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bestworkplacesFortune magazine and Great Place to Work® have honored Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience consultancy, as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. This is the company’s second time being named to this prestigious list. Earning a spot means that Bounteous is one of the best medium-size companies to work for in the United States.

The ranking analyzes experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make-up, and what’s typical relative to their peers in the industry. Based on assessing how consistent employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and their leaders’ effectiveness are, the 100 Best Medium Workplaces stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces, employers with 100 to 999 employees.

“We continue to celebrate remarkable growth and recognition in 2021 and our extraordinary people, clients, and culture are the reasons for our repeated success,” said Leah Weyandt, Chief People Officer at Bounteous. “Our team members work alongside the industry’s best talent, are developing and defining innovative digital products for some of the world’s biggest brands, and benefit from deep-rooted, long-tenured relationships with their coworkers. The result is positive, unsurpassed growth, and equally abundant opportunities for our people and our client partners.”

Bounteous’ competitive ranking is based on analytics and confidential employee feedback based on their work experience. The survey is benchmarked against more than 280,000 current employees working at small- to medium-sized businesses. In that survey, 95 percent of employees said Bounteous is a great place to work, compared to 59 percent of employees at the average U.S. company.

Bounteous in 2020 was certified by Great Place to Work throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since then, the digital experience consultancy has been recognized on multiple workplace lists, including Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services, and the Best Workplaces™ for Women for 2021.

“Their impact and commitment to improving employee experience stacks up against some of the world’s largest corporations,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Their ability to scale business while maintaining a high level of employee care is nothing short of amazing. A job well done to the Best Small & Medium Workplaces.”

Bounteous is hiring across all departments for talent located anywhere. Visit bounteous.com/careers to learn more.

About Bounteous

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous is a leading digital experience consultancy that co-innovates with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences. With services in Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics, and Marketing, Bounteous elevates brand experiences and drives superior client outcomes. For more information, please visit www.bounteous.com. For more information about co-innovation, download the Co-Innovation Manifesto at co-innovation.com.

For the most up-to-date news, follow Bounteous on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Best Upon Request Earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification™

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GPTWCertified–Best Upon Request (BEST) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the third year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at BEST. This year, 96% of employees said it’s a great place to work – 37 points higher than the average U.S. company.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Best Upon Request is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”

Natalie Lima Hall, BEST’s vice president of People and Culture, shared, “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™ again, especially after a challenging year as essential workers during the pandemic. We make team member experience a priority every day. It means a lot that our team reported a consistently positive experience with their coworkers, their leaders, and their jobs. When our team members have a high-trust experience they are more productive, drive better business results and make a difference to our customers.”

WE’RE HIRING!

Looking to grow your career at a company that puts its people first? Visit our careers page at: https://www.bestuponrequest.com/lets-grow-together/

About Best Upon Request

Best Upon Request partners with organizations nationwide to provide concierge services to its employees as an employer-paid benefit. By helping employees save time and decrease stress, BEST improves recruitment and retention, engagement and work-life integration. BEST also provides specialized concierge programs for working mothers and physicians. In healthcare, BEST serves patient families to improve the patient experience by attending to non-medical needs. Patient concierge programs are tailored for Emergency Departments, Maternity Units, and children’s hospitals.

In business since 1989, BEST is a certified Minority and Women Business Enterprise.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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Beyond Scope, Depth and Reach of HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

A simple way to describe OutBüro is as a mashup of Glassdoor.com and HRC’s Corporate Equality Index while OutBüro moves beyond the scope, depth and reach of the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. OutBüro relaunches to enhance LGBTQ employees ability to anonymously rate/review their current and recent past employer(s) at no cost to the employee. The ratings capture many factors both unique to their LGBTQ work-life experience and general employee satisfaction with an intuitive user interface and user guides to make it simple.

72% of LGBTQ employees report mental health issues due to work environment often caused by discrimination and harassment. Today, even in the United States in many states it is still legal to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. Companies and organizations that create an LGBTQ friendly work environment reap the financial benefits according to many studies.

OutBüro aims to be the open and employee reported source for insight into the LGBTQ friendliness of every employer everywhere. OutBüro is inclusive yet not limited to US Fortune 1000 companies. OutBüro is available to all employers, any type, any size, and anywhere in the world. In the US, most Americans work for small and mid-sized companies as well as government, non-profits, and educational institutions to name a few.

Not only does it indicate if an employer has the following LGBTQ friendly policies, benefits, resources and practices, but it enables the employer to provide links to employer’s and 3rd party sites to socially prove it:

  • Sexual orientation non-discrimination policy
  • Gender Identity non-discrimination policy
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Transgender-inclusive benefits
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  • Requires same LGBTQ equality standard in contractors and vendors
  • LGBTQ inclusion competency training
  • Has same policies, benefits, resources and practices throughout the globe and subsidiaries
  • Publicly demonstrates support for LGBTQ quality Globally, Nationally and Locally
  • Appropriately leverages LGBTQ content in it’s marketing year round – not just Pride month

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Employers may claim their listing if previously added by a current or recent past employee with limited feature. Or an employer may add a new listing themselves to control the content representing their company/organization. It also allows the appointed contact to interact with the anonymous employee reviewers while not having the ability to alter what has been posted. Claim or add your Employer listing now.

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