SaaS for Talent Management
Peoplefluent announced the appointment of Ronnie Thomson as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Thomson will be responsible for managing worldwide software development and engineering as well as technology operations for the Company’s Talent Management solutions.
“As we continue to build out our Talent Management best-of-suite vision, we are very pleased to have someone with Ronnie’s deep engineering and technology expertise to lead our most essential corporate initiatives around product vision, innovation, development and market execution,” said Charles S. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Peoplefluent. “His proven leadership in building and managing global development teams, his product and platform design track record in the HCM arena and his customer-focused dedication to product quality will be considerable assets as we focus on market-driven innovation initiatives. Ronnie will also be a valuable contributor on my senior management team as we further enable mobile, social and collaborative capabilities across the integrated Talent Management suite through both enhancement and expansion initiatives.”
Mr. Thomson has spent more than half his career in the Human Capital Management sector. For nearly a decade, he served in a range of capacities including Vice President of Engineering for Centra Software (acquired by Saba), which delivered online classroom, collaboration and web conferencing solutions for the learning management space. Most recently, Mr. Thomson was Senior Vice President for Quark, Inc., where he managed a portfolio of fifteen different products across four global product development centers, implementing a single-suite strategy, launching and developing a new a cloud-based product strategy for new product launches. In addition to Quark and Centra Software, Ronnie was the director of Research and Development at Avaya Communications, and held engineering and architecture roles for Cadre Technologies.
An early proponent and driver of cloud computing strategies, while at Centra, Mr. Thomson led the development of Centra Software’s Symposium product, a ground breaking product in the web-based real-time collaboration space, and while at Quark, he established a cloud-based product strategy based on Windows Azure for new products launched as a service.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Thomson said “This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the team at Peoplefluent. With the breadth of their talent management offering and market momentum, the dramatically expanded workforce analytics and modeling capabilities delivered with yesterday’s acquisition of Aquire and a continued strategy to expand the functionality of the suite, this company has emerged as a formidable competitor for leadership in this market.”
Mr. Thomson holds both a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Peoplefluent develops and delivers talent management, vendor management, and workforce compliance and diversity solutions for customers to manage salaried, hourly, and contingent labor across their businesses worldwide. It offers recruitment, performance, compensation, succession planning, workforce communications, workforce planning and analytics, and mobile talent management solutions for healthcare and retail industries. It serves organizations ranging from large corporations to small and medium-sized businesses. The company was formerly known as Peopleclick Authoria and changed its name in June 2011.