Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management (HCM) software, today announced it has hired Heidi Spirgi as the company’s chief marketing and strategy officer. Spirgi will report directly to Adam Miller, Cornerstone’s Founder and CEO.
Spirgi will join Cornerstone with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations unleash the power of their workforce by reimagining their approach to talent management. She is widely respected within the HR technology industry for her deep knowledge of the talent management ecosystem, her recognition of new and emerging technologies, and her ability to strategically advise Chief Human Resources Officers at some of the world’s largest organizations.
At Cornerstone, Spirgi will employ her vast industry expertise to lead the company’s global marketing functions and will drive strategy and innovation for the business. Spirgi will help define the vision for the next generation of Cornerstone’s solutions focused on talent experience, creating value for both employees and managers.
Prior to Cornerstone, Spirgi served as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product and Services for The Marcus Buckingham Company, a talent management company acquired by ADP, where she was responsible for the direction, strategy and deployment of the company’s technology products. Before that, Spirgi co-founded her own strategic HCM consulting firm, Knowledge Infusion, which supported HR transformations at many leading global brands. Knowledge Infusion was acquired by Appirio in 2012, and Spirgi joined Appirio as the SVP of HCM. Earlier in her career, Spirgi spent seven years at PeopleSoft, Inc., and held positions at Seagate Technology and Swiss Bank Corporation.
As a prominent voice in the HCM industry, Spirgi regularly shares her expertise with media and analysts, and has been invited to speak at top industry events like UNLEASH (formerly HR Tech World), the HR Technology Conference and various talent management symposiums and conferences worldwide.
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“I consider Heidi one of the very top professionals in the talent management field, and we are excited to welcome her to our executive leadership team,” said Adam Miller, founder and CEO, Cornerstone. “Heidi’s incredible resume of building powerful brands in both the HR and technology industries is truly impressive, and Cornerstone will certainly benefit from her vast industry experience and expertise.”
“Over the course of my career, I have admired the work that Adam and team have done in defining how technology can be used to harness the potential of the workforce and rethink HR processes,” said Heidi Spirgi. “This is a pivotal time in the HCM software industry. We have the opportunity at Cornerstone to create a better employee experience by building software designed for employees and managers to drive higher levels of productivity, engagement and innovation. As I step into this exciting leadership role at Cornerstone, I look forward to helping shape the vision for the next phase of Cornerstone and the future of talent technology.”