Former Microsoft Product Innovation Leader Brings Cloud Technology Expertise to PeopleFluent
WALTHAM, Mass. — July 15, 2014 — PeopleFluent®, a leading social human capital management technology company, today announced the appointment of Rajan Venkitachalam as its vice president of product management. Mr. Venkitachalam joins PeopleFluent from Caradigm, where he served as director of program management.
PeopleFluent has achieved greater than fifteen percent organic revenue growth in the last twelve months, and the recent launch of the Mirror Suite and the Colossus cloud-based data integration platform has proven to be a significant, positive inflection point for the company. The appointment of Rajan Venkitachalam as VP of product management solidifies PeopleFluent’s commitment to an innovative cloud-based product strategy, focused on leveraging all of an organization’s data to gain meaningful and actionable knowledge. Mr. Venkitachalam’s product expertise moves PeopleFluent to the forefront of the emerging industry trend of predictive analytics.
“I am delighted that Rajan has joined PeopleFluent and cannot imagine a better time or fit for our company,” said Ronnie Thomson, SVP, Engineering, PeopleFluent. “He has a proven history as an innovator and leader in product management in the tech world. I’m excited for what he will bring to PeopleFluent based on his successful experience in cloud-based technologies. In appointing Rajan as VP of product management, we have ensured PeopleFluent will continue to provide the innovative and engaging solutions that our customers value.”
Mr. Venkitachalam’s responsibilities will include developing the vision for future products and executing the resulting product roadmap. He is focused on truly understanding the market and customer needs in order to deliver innovative human capital management solutions and achieve profitable business results across the organization.
Mr. Venkitachalam brings almost two decades of technology product management experience to PeopleFluent, having previously held senior product management roles at a number of software and technology companies, including ServiceNow and Microsoft. He also served as chief technology officer for Bedrock Technologies, building solutions for environmental risk management and homeland defense markets. Most notably, Mr. Venkitachalam managed the development of Microsoft’s extremely successful cloud-based technologies and solutions. Based on this experience, Mr. Venkitachalam will be essential in building toward the future of predictive analytics and maximizing the power of the Colossus integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solution.
“I was drawn to PeopleFluent’s strong leadership, culture and values. They are a strong match for my own personal and business philosophies,” said Mr. Venkitachalam. “With the recent launch of the Mirror Suite and the Colossus data integration platform, it is an extremely exciting time to be joining PeopleFluent. I look forward to contributing to PeopleFluent’s recent momentum and steady growth by continuing the company’s tradition of innovative and engaging talent management solutions that create better business processes and outcomes for our customers.”
Mr. Venkitachalam holds a BS in computer information systems from Bentley University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College. Mr. Venkitachalam is also a published author and successful entrepreneur.
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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