Career Management Solutions Leader RiseSmart Wins 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award

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Prestigious awards recognize exceptional leadership development and programs to salute top leadership practitioners and highlight their roles in the industry.

RiseSmart, career management solutions, Sanjay Sathe

RiseSmart President and CEO Sanjay Sathe

We hope to continue fostering strong leadership within our organization and awards like this will help cement our place as a company where top talent wants to work.

RiseSmart, the leader in enterprise career management solutions, has been named a winner of the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards. The company was ranked in the top 10 percent among more than 1,250 nominated companies. Additional winners of note include GE, Cisco Systems, Accenture and General Mills, among others.    

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence, a publication in partnership with that focuses on organizational and executive development, has identified and recognized the Top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking.

"The winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs,” said Debbie McGrath, CEO of “To be in the top 10 percent is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies.”

This year's award recipients were selected based on both an application and nomination process as well as voting. The voting was completed by users of the leadership program and was promoted by the nominees as well as through social media campaigns.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by Leadership Excellence for RiseSmart’s hard work in developing a meaningful leadership program,” said Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart. “We hope to continue fostering strong leadership within our organization and awards like this will help cement our place as a company where top talent wants to work.”

“Leadership is an art that requires constant practice and focus to master,” added McGrath. “This year’s winners significantly help firms grow and develop their leaders through some of the most impactful programs we have ever seen.”

Throughout the year, the Leadership Excellence publication will feature the top award recipients, showcasing the unique qualities that made them a Leadership 500 Winner.

About and Leadership Excellence and Leadership Excellence have joined forces to bring 30 years of dynamic, high quality leadership content customized to any organization every month., the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals, is the only place to earn IHR (Institute for Human Resources), HRCI and WorldatWork credits all at the same time for no cost. is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for more than 250,000 members by offering 12 Interactive Excellence Essentials monthly e-publications, a groundbreaking Personal Development App for personal coaching on the go, guaranteed pass re-certification prep courses, certification and re-certification credits, 22 Expert Certification Programs, 19 Certificate Programs, 3,500+ webcasts, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leader in enterprise career management solutions that drive employee engagement, improve retention, and burnish employer brands. Through its employee-centric career-management platform, RiseSmart Compass, and its results-oriented outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, RiseSmart helps high-performing organizations successfully cultivate passionate, engaged employees and loyal alumni ambassadors. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE. Additionally, RiseSmart’s outplacement solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit

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