Chris Menard Joins PeopleFluent as SVP and CAO
PeopleFluent Names Chris Menard Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Seasoned Finance Leader Joins Management Team to Oversee Strategic Financial Planning, Diversity and Workforce Planning Divisions
WALTHAM, Mass. – June 3, 2015 – PeopleFluent®, a leading cloud provider of social human capital management technology, today announced Chris Menard has been appointed senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Menard will be leading PeopleFluent’s administrative functions, including finance and accounting, legal and IT, as well as having operational responsibility for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity and Workforce Planning lines of business. He will report to Charles S. Jones, chairman of the board and CEO.
“We are excited to welcome Chris to our leadership team,” said Charles S. Jones, chairman and CEO, PeopleFluent. “His impressive background in growing companies and creating shareholder value, M&A activities, IPOs and overall experience in advising on global financial and administrative matters will be critical to support and scale our expansion efforts. We look forward to leveraging his 20-year track record of execution as we continue to expand our global market penetration in talent management.”
Prior to joining PeopleFluent, Menard was EVP and CFO at Bit9 + Carbon Black, a venture-backed, high growth technology company that produces security software to protect endpoints and servers in corporate networks. Prior to that he spent more than four years as CFO at Brightcove, a publicly-traded video SaaS company, where he led the company’s successful IPO in 2012 and subsequent M&A activity. Additionally, Menard spent nine years in various finance positions, including CFO at Phase Forward, a leading provider of enterprise software to manage clinical trials, which went public in 2004 and was acquired by Oracle in 2010. Menard also currently serves on the Board of Directors and is chairman of the Audit Committee at Globoforce, a provider of social recognition solutions.
“PeopleFluent is one of a select few growing SaaS technology providers of scale in the region and has an experienced and accomplished management team, a growing reputation in the market and is committed to investing in innovation,” said Menard. “I am thrilled to be a part of the team and can’t wait to start making significant contributions to PeopleFluent’s continued success.”
Menard graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Babson College and holds an MBA from Boston College, where he also serves on the faculty part-time. He also serves on the Board of Overseers at Babson College.
PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company, redefines Talent Management with an innovative Talent Engagement Cloud that is built around people and not HR processes. By deeply integrating pervasive video, strategic analytics and collaborative social technologies into its complete suite of Talent Management applications, PeopleFluent redefines employee engagement to address productivity loss and diminished financial results due to an increasingly disengaged workforce. With PeopleFluent, companies can change at the speed of business without costly IT interventions through intuitive, highly configurable software that is built upon the right data. Spanning across an organization’s entire global workforce with one talent cloud, PeopleFluent equips leaders with the meaningful talent data and strategic analytics necessary to make better business decisions.
PeopleFluent has worked with over 5,100 organizations in 214 countries and territories to engage employees to drive better business results. Today, 80 percent of the Fortune 100 relies on PeopleFluent as part of their talent management delivery strategy, helping them successfully achieve their talent aspirations.
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