Halogen Software Expands Board of Directors with Addition of Former Cognos CEO, Rob Ashe

Former Cognos-IBM executive’s industry vision and track record lends additional clout to talent management leader

Ottawa, ON – February 28, 2013 — Talent management software market leader, Halogen Software, has named former Cognos CEO and IBM General Manager, Rob Ashe, to its Board of Directors. Ashe’s appointment further bolsters the company’s software leadership strength, and supports Halogen’s growth strategy as a leader in the SaaS talent management market.

Ashe brings significant experience leading fast-growth software companies in competitive global markets with long term success. Serving as CEO and on the board of Cognos Inc, he helped grow the company into a $1Billion-plus business intelligence (BI) software giant, with a reputation for customer excellence and being an employer of choice. Following the acquisition of Cognos by IBM in 2008, Ashe led IBM’s growing Business Analytics division as General Manager, where he served until March of 2012.

“My experience is that organizations with the best talent win — especially in this rapidly evolving and competitive market,” said Ashe. “Halogen’s reputation for creating talent-rich organizations, and their SaaS-based solution for delivering on that promise, is exactly what today’s companies need. Their track record with a large global customer base and the industry recognition Halogen has received for delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction, clearly demonstrates that the market agrees.”

In his near 30 year tenure at Cognos, which grew to be one of the largest BI software companies in the world, Ashe held several leadership positions across key departments including CFO, Senior Vice President of R&D, Senior Vice President of Services and Support, Chief Corporate Officer and President and COO.

“We are very pleased to be able to attract such a renowned software veteran to our board,” said Michael Slaunwhite, Chairman of Halogen’s Board of Directors. “Rob shares a strong understanding of our industry, a passion for people and a commitment to customer excellence. His tenure and expertise brings additional depth to our board and will help position us for long term success.”

About Halogen Software

Endorsed by thousands of HR professionals from around the world, Halogen Software is revolutionizing the way businesses manage their talent — and raising the bar on what you should expect from a talent management vendor. Halogen offers the first and only cloud-based talent management system that’s been purpose-built from the ground up to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. Halogen has been recognized as a market leader by all major business analysts, but even more important, has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The company has been named employer of choice over multiple years and has won numerous leadership and product innovation awards, including HR Technology Product of the Year. Halogen Software’s powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are ideal for any company that wants to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visithttp://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog:http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HalogenSoftware.


Connie Costigan
Director, Marketing Communications
Halogen Software
613-270-1011 x 4334