RALEIGH, NC and WALTHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- Peoplefluent, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed mobile and cloud-based solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced the promotion of Chris Caldon to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Sales. With more than 20 years in the Talent Management (TM) sector, Mr. Caldon will combine his deep product knowledge, broad customer understanding and strong market awareness to bring Peoplefluent's newest innovations and collaboration strategies to market and to optimize and integrate TM solutions for customers worldwide. In his new post, Mr. Caldon will report directly to Peoplefluent's Chairman and CEO, Charles S. Jones.
"Peoplefluent has embraced the needs of its customers through new innovations and strategic acquisitions squarely aimed at uniting people and Talent Management processes in exciting ways. The Peoplefluent team has been unfettered in its drive to deliver operational and talent wisdom through this innovation and a uniquely collaborative engagement strategy. We are committed to bringing our solutions to the market through an organizational structure that reflects that," said Mr. Jones. "Chris' knowledge and proven ability make him ideally suited to lead the articulation and execution of our corporate vision in the marketplace. I am delighted to have an executive with his passion, perspective and voice embracing our newest technologies and acquisitions and delivering important solution initiatives for our customers."
A strong sales and strategy executive with extensive industry experience and a deep understanding of Peoplefluent's current portfolio, Mr. Caldon has a keen understanding of market need, sales requirements and the important intersection of each of those elements. He will lead Peoplefluent's marketing team, working closely with product management and sales to harness and frame the transformative power of Peoplefluent's TM innovation and collaboration strategies on organizations worldwide. He will also focus on complex integrated TM selling opportunities that bring customers high-impact solutions across the suite. His efforts will coalesce around solutions that embrace the newest Analytics and Learning acquisition technologies, as well as the Company's broader Talent Management elements which, unlike any other competitor in the marketplace, include comprehensive Contingent Workforce and Compliance and Diversity solutions.
During his tenure at Peoplefluent, Mr. Caldon has contributed significantly to the management of the business, leading large customer-facing organizations to demonstrable success. While head of Professional Services, he unified two disparate organizations during acquisition integration while maintaining customer satisfaction and an increased focus on successful deployments. As head of North American Sales, he expanded the team dramatically and delivered quarters of organic growth. Marketing is the final customer-facing function within Peoplefluent and as he assumes responsibility for it, he adds exceptional value through his authentic and interactive customer relationships and deep market awareness and credibility.
Mr. Jones added, "The talent management market is experiencing dramatic changes and with Peoplefluent continuing to advance that change, the clarity of our Company's message is more important than ever. Chris will bring needed focus and dimension to our marketing initiatives as he works together with our customers to inspire their own innovation and success and a keen understanding of Peoplefluent's value in that process."
A proven human resources solutions professional from Mellon Bank and Fidelity Investments, Mr. Caldon rejoined Peoplefluent in 2010 to lead the Professional Services and Customer Support organizations for the Talent Management portfolio. In 2011, he transitioned into a sales leadership role, during which time he delivered powerful quarters of organic growth and was instrumental in defining and growing Peoplefluent's partnership with Mercer.
Mr. Caldon brings deep expertise in global business execution, in enterprise-level customer service and in product development and deployment from his prior posts as Vice President and Head of Product Management at Fidelity HR Services and Fidelity Investments, respectively. In his role at Fidelity, Mr. Caldon was responsible for market and product strategy, operational execution and financial modeling in a full scale product development and deployment effort that spanned four continents to deliver a leading global HR outsourcing offering for use in EMEA and North America.
Mr. Caldon also worked as the Principal, HRM BPO Leader at Mellon Human Resources & Investor Solutions and as a consultant at Mercer. He previously worked at Authoria during its start-up phase as the Vice President of Professional Services. Mr. Caldon received his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Caldon said, "My commitment to this market and the Peoplefluent solutions spans many years, and I can say with incredible enthusiasm that there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of this business. Peoplefluent has created a highly collaborative and dynamic set of engagement experiences and solutions that are much more capable than any current market offerings of addressing the evolving landscape and profile of the organizations we serve and the employees that make them successful."
Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's social, mobile and cloud-based technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 5,100 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.
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