Firstup Appoints New CPO and CTO to Advance Intelligent Communication for Employee Experience Optimization
Firstup, the first intelligent communication platform for the workplace that connects over 17 million employees worldwide, today welcomed Cheryl Chavez as Chief Product Officer and Ed Bielawa as Chief Technology Officer.
With decades of combined enterprise software experience, Chavez and Bielawa will play key roles in advancing the Firstup mission to help companies connect the employee experience ecosystem, understand employees better, and gain insights that can improve engagement, productivity and retention.
“Firstup is revolutionizing employee experience through data-driven personalization. With industry veterans Cheryl and Ed joining our team from companies such as UKG and Marketo, we are poised to deliver enterprise-level personalization at scale for the moments that matter in each employee’s journey and set the new standard for employee engagement in the market,” stated Nicole Alvino, Firstup Co-Founder and CEO.
Chavez will lead Firstup’s product team as CPO, including product management and design, and will work closely with the technology team to deliver product strategy and roadmap for Firstup’s category-defining software. Chavez most recently served as CPO at Bloomreach where she was focused on connecting data to the right action for customers. Prior to that, she held product leadership roles at Duetto, Engagio and Marketo, where she was the company’s first product management hire and went on to lead the product and UX teams through $300 million in revenue and IPO.
As CTO, Bielawa will lead the company’s technology development. Bielawa brings more than twenty years experience delivering scalable architectures for enterprise class, multi-tenant SaaS and PaaS. Most recently, as Vice President of Engineering at UKG, Ed led a 500 person global engineering team and successfully delivered a next-generation SaaS product that grew into a $400M recurring revenue stream in under five years. He also previously held technology and engineering leadership roles at Kronos and Hasbro.
Today’s news comes after Firstup recently introduced a platform that connects all aspects of the employee experience ecosystem to unlock real-time intelligence and deliver personalized communications at scale.
SOURCE: PR Newswire