Cornerstone OnDemand Continues to Bolster Management
New hires in the areas of investor relations and field operations further strengthen the company’s senior leadership
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – March 13, 2018 - Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, announced today it has hired Jennifer Gianola as the company’s new vice president of investor relations and Chris Wheaton as its new vice president of field operations. These additions to Cornerstone’s senior leadership team further expand the breadth of expertise within the management team as the company moves to its next stage of growth.
Gianola is an award-winning investor relations executive with more than 10 years of experience helping investors and the financial community see value in SaaS and software enterprises. In her role at Cornerstone, Gianola will lead the strategic development of the company’s investor relations messaging, as well as communications with the financial community. Prior to Cornerstone, Gianola was the head of investor relations at Gigamon, a leader in visibility solutions for cybersecurity and monitoring applications. Prior to Gigamon, Gianola led investor relations for Netsuite. She also has experience managing investor relations for PMC and Intel. Gianola will join the company on March 19, 2018, and will report directly to Cornerstone Chief Financial Officer Brian Swartz.
Wheaton has more than 30 years of experience leading sales and operations for companies in the technology, manufacturing, distribution and financial industries. Prior to Cornerstone, Wheaton was the global vice president of field operations at Jive Software, a provider of communications and collaboration technology for businesses. He also held leadership and consulting positions at SuccessFactors, Hewlett-Packard, Knightsbridge Solutions and Price Waterhouse Cooper. Additionally, he was the founder of BASE Consulting. Wheaton reports directly to Cornerstone President of Global Field Operations Jeff Lautenbach, who recently joined the company in January 2018.
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“During the past four months, we have focused on aggressively building out our leadership team with experts that will help Cornerstone continue to scale as we grow from $500 million to over $1 billion in sales,” said Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone. “Executives like Jennifer and Chris help us to accelerate the execution of our strategic plan.”
“Cornerstone is in a unique position as it transforms itself to take off for the next phase of growth,” said Gianola. “I am looking forward to helping the company communicate its vision, mission and strategic plan to the financial community, and I am genuinely thrilled to join Cornerstone at this pivotal time.”
“Since joining Cornerstone, I’ve been impressed with the speed and efficiency of the team’s execution of the company’s strategic plan, particularly the service delivery business shift and focus on recurring revenue growth,” said Wheaton. “I am excited to work with our senior leadership team to help drive these initiatives.”