Peoplefluent Appoints Derrick Ware as Vice President of Engineering

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Former IBM, LexisNexis and Fidelity Executive Brings Successful Track Record Managing Complex Software Development Initiatives and Driving Business Acceleration through Innovation.

Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed social, mobile and cloud-based suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced the appointment of Derrick Ware as Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Ware brings an impressive track record of success in managing complex software development projects and in driving business growth through innovation. Mr. Ware will oversee technology operations from the client, technical and business perspectives and will work closely with the product development teams to refine Peoplefluent’s Talent Management platform roadmap specifically with customer needs in mind.

“With multiple product launches across our broad suite of offerings, the development of the market’s leading mobile solutions and the integration of two suite-expanding acquisitions all in the last year, Peoplefluent continues to execute against an aggressive, fast-paced innovation agenda,” said Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President, Engineering of Peoplefluent. “Derrick’s career is underscored by a deep determination, strong drive and impressive leadership theme. His impressive engineering expertise paired with strong insight into customer needs and market changes makes him uniquely qualified to strategically guide Peoplefluent product development as we deliver on our promise to enable HR professionals to truly transform their businesses.”

Peoplefluent recently acquired Strategia, adding award winning learning management technology and functionality to its talent management platform, and made a strategic investment in Socialtext, adding powerful enterprise social collaboration to the Peoplefluent solution portfolio. Mr. Ware’s past experience managing complex environments at LexisNexis, Fidelity Investments and IBM is a tremendous asset. He has a unique skill set in accelerating seamless integration among technologies that, through his efforts at Peoplefluent, will help deliver human resource and business professionals the market leading intuitive, feature-rich talent management platform.

Most recently Senior Director, Global Software Engineering for LexisNexis, Mr. Ware led definition, architecture, design, implementation, maintenance and support of a diverse software product portfolio and was instrumental in the company’s Law Firm Practice Management (LFPM) division’s migration to a Software as a Service(SaaS)-based model as well as the launch of its first SaaS mobile solution. Mr. Ware also launched the company’s LFPM Mobility Center of Excellence, experience that he leverages to support the rapid adoption of Peoplefluent’s mobile talent management offerings launched last year.

Prior to LexisNexis, Mr. Ware served as Director, Software Engineering and Architecture for Fidelity Investments where he was tasked to manage the largest and most complex applications portfolio in the Fidelity Institutional Technology (FIT) division with a global, multi-site team. Mr. Ware established the software development team for FIT and provided premier technical support and development strategy for the portfolio. Having spent nearly a decade at IBM, Mr. Ware developed a diverse management and leadership skill set. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Ware held various senior roles managing customer escalation, quality, partner programs, and global program and product management for innovative solutions including Lotus Quickr and WebSphere Portal.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ware has been selected for several prestigious opportunities including the IBM Next Generation Executive Fast Track Program, the Fidelity Investment Chairman’s Retention Share Program and the LexisNexis Babson College Executive Leadership program. Mr. Ware graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving an Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering from College of the Air Force and received a B.S. in Business Administration & Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Mr. Ware went on to spend four years as a Senior Aerospace Engineer for the United States Air Force.

Mr. Ware reports to Ronnie Thomson, Senior Vice President, Engineering and is based in Peoplefluent’s Raleigh office.

About Peoplefluent
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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