Cloud-Based Onboarding and Engagement
Cloud-Based Onboarding and Engagement
You only get one chance to make a great first impression. This starts the moment someone is hired and it continues far beyond the first day at work. In fact, the most successful onboarding programs last three to six months, and longer; much more than a welcome message and filling out forms and documents.
Successful onboarding involves integrating people into the business, engaging them in your culture, and enabling their success. It requires 2-way communications, developing relationships, acquiring knowledge, performance, and learning. It is about understanding what is expected and achieving success.
Our mission is to help people integrate people into the organization with the greatest positive impact and to help create an exceptional environment where people want to work. We believe that if you enable people for success and engage them in your business, your business will perform better, people will stay longer and be more productive, and stakeholders will receive greater value.
Whether your looking for HR Onboarding, Sales Enablement, another onboarding or engagement solution, or all of the above, Worktap's Talent Application Platform delivers a full suite of solutions for the life of your program.
Welcome to Worktap.
Eric Schiffer is the Managing Member of Gratitude Ventures. He advises and is an active investor in emerging growth companies in the technology, clean energy, retail, and consumer sectors. Drawing on his many years of experience as a senior executive in the retail sector, Eric also advises the senior management of well-established retail and consumer goods companies.
Eric was Chief Executive Officer of 99¢ Only Stores from 2005 to 2013 and President from 2000 to 2004. He helped lead the company’s profitable growth to more than $1.5 billion in sales and its geographic expansion from 24 Los Angeles stores in 1991 when he joined the company to more than 300 stores in four states with more than 14,000 employees. Prior to becoming President in 2000, Eric was SVP of Finance & Operations with responsibility for a number of functional areas including HR. Eric oversaw the company’s 1996 IPO on the NYSE and its $1.6 billion private equity buyout in 2012. He served as a Director of 99¢ Only Stores from 1991 to 2013.
Before his time at 99¢ Only Stores, Eric was a venture capitalist at Oxford Partners and an electrical design engineer at Texas Instruments.
Eric received a B.S. in Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Michele Perry is a C-level executive with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in multiple technology sub-sectors, including cloud, big data analytics, cyber-security, healthcare IT, business intelligence, SaaS and on-premise software and hardware. She is working closely with Worktap to develop and execute on its marketing strategy, including product messaging & positioning, brand awareness, demand generation.
Michele has been involved in numerous technology initial public offerings and company sales, including holding senior positions at GetWellNetwork (sold 2012), Sourcefire (IPO 2006; acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion), and USinternetworking (IPO 1999; acquired by AT&T). She is or has been an angel investor and board or advisory board member for a number of early stage companies, including Eloqua (acquired by Oracle in 2013), Zenoss, ThreatConnect, Unanet, Bakeovers, Terbium Labs and RedOwl Analytics.
Michele is a graduate of the MindShare program for technology company CEOs and has lectured at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, Brown University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins University, and the AlphaTech and MindShare programs.
Michele received a B.S. in engineering from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Phil Rueppel is an active technology investor and advisor to emerging software companies. From his long career as a senior equity research analyst analyzing public and private technology companies for leading Wall Street firms, he has strong knowledge of software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) applications & infrastructure and the HR software area.
Until 2014, Phil was Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities, including overseeing Wells' software equity research coverage while Software Research Team Leader. Previously, Mr. Rueppel was Managing Director and Software Research Team Leader at Wachovia Securities. Earlier in his career, Phil was a Principal at T.A. Associates focusing on Internet infrastructure investments, including storage, content management, and systems management; Managing Director and Senior Computer Systems Analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown; Senior Analyst covering computer systems companies at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.; and Engineering and Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard.
Phil received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Carol Mackinlay has more than 30 years of strategic, financial, and operational consulting and executive management experience. Of particular relevance to Worktap, Carol held a number of senior positions related to HR during her career and therefore has good understanding of customer requirements for HR-related software solutions.
Carol is the Chief People Officer at Matterport VR. Previously she was Senior Vice President of People for Xero Ltd, a New Zealand-headquartered vendor of cloud-based accounting applications. Earlier in her career, Carol served as Vice President of Talent and Administration at Coverity, Vice President of Human Resources at Jawbone, Vice President of Human Resources and Techincal Support at Borland, and Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Plantronics. Before moving into senior operating roles, CArol was a Consulting Manager at KPMG.
Carol received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. in Tax and Accounting from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.
Doug Jones is a veteran technology executive, investor, and advisor to technology companies. He has strong expertise in SaaS business models as well as extensive operating and investing experience with early stage software companies.
Doug is currently CEO at Grand Canal Solutions. Previously he was a Venture Partner at Alloy Ventures in Palo Alto, where he focuses on investments in SaaS and enterprise software businesses; and he is currently serving as an advisor and board observer to Agari, a Bay Area vendor of email security solutions in which Alloy is an investor. Earlier in his career, Doug was the employee #9 first sales representative at Interwoven Inc., an enterprise content management company where he held a number of senior positions, including overseeing Interwoven's merger and acquisition activities and helping to drive corporate strategy while serving as SVP of Corporate Development. Doug also held leadership positions at EFI.
Doug received a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from IESE in Spain.