CEO, President and Founder Lars Dalgaard Selected By Panel of Independent Judges
SAN MATEO, Calif. — June 12, 2008 — SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that CEO and founder Lars Dalgaard is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in Northern California. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dalgaard was selected as a finalist from more than 90 nominations of business leaders selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special ceremony on June 21st at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Under Dalgaard’s leadership, SuccessFactors achieved a compound annual growth rate of 98% over the past five years, and is currently one of the fastest-growing publicly-traded software companies. With more than 1,950 global customers, and with deployments from single-digit users to more than 300,000, SuccessFactors delivers an on-demand performance and talent management suite, which includes recruiting management, goal management, succession planning, learning and development, compensation planning, and analytics and reporting applications, to help enterprises revolutionize their workforce. By providing deep, real-time company-wide visibility into such critical performance data, companies are able to make better, more informed decisions about how to promote, recruit, compensate, reward and manage their entire employee base.
"I share this honor with each and every person I work with, all of whom give maximum effort every day to make SuccessFactors as great as it can be and help the company work toward its goal of increasing worldwide productivity by 50 percent," Dalgaard said. "The whole company has grown from that one audacious goal, and the fact that SuccessFactors is being recognized is a testament to the people who have helped build it and validation for the idea that a company's best asset is its people, and taking care of and listening to them is the smartest business decision any executive, manager or supervisor can ever make."
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SuccessFactors is the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions that enable organizations of every size, across every industry and geography, to achieve high-performing workforces by enabling goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. SuccessFactors currently has more than 1,950 customers across more than 60 industries, with more than 3.7 million end users in over 185 countries using the application in 22 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices around the world, the company employs more than 700 people, all passionately focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit: http://www.successfactors.com.
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