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Kony Extends its Executive Team with Two Seasoned Industry Veterans

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Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Todd Riesterer as chief human resources officer and Wayne McCulloch as senior vice president of Customer Success. Riesterer will lead all people operations for Kony, specifically in the areas of organizational planning, talent management and performance and development. McCulloch will lead the Customer Success program, focusing on improved customer engagement, support and training. 

Riesterer joins Kony after serving as senior vice president of Human Resources (HR) at where he was instrumental in doubling the employee base to support the company’s fast growth. He also led international human resource growth strategies for VMware’s Global Customer and Business Operations organizations, which included more than 9,000 employees. During his 25-year career, Riesterer also led global HR programs at McAfee, Business Objects and Cadence Design Systems.

McCulloch joins Kony from where he served as the senior vice president of Salesforce University. In this role, he built the global team responsible for building, selling, deploying and supporting enablement & adoptions strategies for worldwide. McCulloch also led Education Services functions for HP Enterprise, Genesys, LifeSize and Lombardi Software. During his 20-year career, McCulloch led Education, Support and Services programs to drive customer success, which accelerated revenue and margin growth within the business, resulting in improved product adoption and customer renewals.

“Todd and Wayne bring strong track records of success, guiding their respective functions in high-growth, market-leading software organizations,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chairman and chief executive officer of Kony, Inc. “Todd will nurture and grow Kony’s greatest asset – our people, while Wayne will optimize client value through best-in-class enablement, technical support and customer care.”

“Many enterprises are embarking on digital transformation journeys, and they are recognizing the incredible power of mobile in driving innovation within their organizations,” said Riesterer. “Kony is at the forefront of this revolution and I’m excited to help the company continue to expand its talent base to scale and grow the business.”

“For many leading global brands, Kony is the trusted partner for mobile,” said McCulloch. “It’s great to be a part of a company that is recognized as the undisputed pure-play leader in the enterprise mobility space. Not only is Kony relentlessly focused on delivering the most innovative mobile solutions in the market, the company truly understands the importance of customer success and has placed it as a top priority for its business.”

Kony was recently named a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in the Gartner June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms (MADP) report. In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” and earned the highest score in the current offering category in Mobile Infrastructure Services by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Infrastructure Services report.

Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:47 AM by David Marshall
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