On-Demand Leader Redefines the Talent Management Landscape
Santa Monica, CA – September 17, 2007 – Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., the only proven provider of on-demand, integrated talent management software and services, today announced the completion of $32 million in new financing. The profitable company will use the funding to speed growth and expand internationally.
Cornerstone provides many of the world’s largest multinationals with solutions to optimize workforce productivity and increase employee engagement. The Cornerstone OnDemand talent management suite includes tools for automating learning, performance, succession, and compliance management.
According to Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone, the capital will be used to substantially increase sales coverage, expand international operations, build global alliances, and accelerate on-going product development and marketing initiatives. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Bay Partners. Byron Deeter, a partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, and Neil Sadaranganey, a partner at Bay, will join Cornerstone’s Board of Directors.
“The time was right for us. The combination of rapidly growing demand for integrated talent management solutions, accelerating global adoption of on-demand software, an industry-leading retention rate, and a strong win rate by our sales team meant that now was the time to go big,” said Miller. “We had built the Company to profitability by focusing on client success. With the addition of significant capital reserves, we are now poised for dramatic growth.”
“We were impressed by the Company’s success, given the capital constraints under which they’ve been operating,” said Byron Deeter. “We anticipate even more rapid growth now that Adam and his talented team have the resources they need.”
“We are very bullish about on-demand software and the talent management space. Cornerstone is a leader in both,” said Atul Kapadia, Managing General Partner at Bay. “Cornerstone already has top marks in client retention and satisfaction, as well as a state-of-the-art solution. With this capital, they will be able to expand quickly into new markets and leverage a new network of partnerships for growth.”
Cornerstone’s client acquisition continues to accelerate as the Company expands into new markets. The Company is recruiting in sales, marketing and product development; for more information, visit http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/careers.
Cornerstone is a premier people development company. We believe people can achieve anything when they have the right development and growth opportunities. We offer organizations the technology, content, expertise and specialized focus to help them realize the potential of their people. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern training content, development-driven performance management and holistic employee data management and insights, Cornerstone’s people development solutions are used by approximately 6,300 clients of all sizes, spanning more than 75 million users across over 180 countries and nearly 50 languages. Learn more at www.cornerstoneondemand.com.