Software veteran to lead talent management market leader through next phase of growth
Ottawa — November 5, 2015 — Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) today announced the company has appointed Leslie (Les) Rechan as President and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Rechan joined the Halogen Board of Directors in May 2015, and has served as interim CEO of the talent management leader since early July 2015. Mr. Rechan brings over 30 years of global business experience and customer success with some of the software industry's leading players including IBM, Cognos, Oracle and Siebel Systems.
Mr. Rechan commented on his appointment:
"It is an absolute pleasure and honor to join Halogen as CEO. Since assuming the interim CEO role this summer, I have been impressed by our position in the market and the vibrancy of the mid-enterprise talent management space. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of an Ottawa-based, global success story, and a team that has an unwavering focus on customer success."
"Halogen is at the forefront of talent management for mid-enterprise customers. Our brilliant TalentSpace solution sets help our customers better engage their people, realize the highest levels of performance and achieve the outcomes that matter most to their businesses. I'm delighted to work with some of the best professionals in the industry – from our board to each and every business unit in the company. I look forward to working alongside this capable team to build on our strengths and maximize our customer success and market potential in this compelling space."
"Halogen engaged a leading US based executive search firm to assist the Board with selecting our new CEO. We attracted a number of highly qualified candidates for the position and, at the end of the day, there was no doubt that Les was the ideal fit," said Michael Slaunwhite, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Halogen. "We're very pleased with the positive impact Les has made at Halogen in his short time with the company. In Les, we're confident we have found a strong, passionate and inspirational leader with the global experience and acumen to chart the next course of success for Halogen."
About Les Rechan
Les Rechan is the former General Manager of the IBM Business Analytics Division within the IBM Software Group. He retired from IBM in 2014 after 30 years in the enterprise technology solutions industry. Previously, Mr. Rechan was the Chief Operating Officer of Cognos and held a variety of global executive roles with Oracle,Siebel Systems, Cadence Designs Systems, Onyx Software and IBM. He also serves on the board of PROS Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PRO) as well as Cognitive Scale, the Cognitive Cloud Company. Mr. Rechan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
About Halogen Software
Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 2,100 customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's TalentSpace blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware.
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