Globoforce Strengthens Sales, Marketing, and Operations Teams with Executive Hires
Charlie Ungashick, Jim O’Dea, and Gene Gainey add proven leadership, more cylinders to the company’s marketing, operations, and sales engines SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., and DUBLIN, Ireland – November 21, 2011 – Globoforce®, the world’s leading provider of SaaS-based employee recognition solutions, today announced the appointment of Charlie Ungashick to chief marketing officer, Jim O’Dea to vice president of operations, and Gene Gainey to vice president of corporate sales. These additions to the leadership team strengthen the marketing, operations, and sales teams as the Company continues its upward trajectory of client growth, helping them achieve world-class cultures and bottom-line business results. “Our vision at Globoforce is to continue our consistently upward path of revenue growth, category awareness, and brand leadership on a global scale,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “The addition of Charlie, Jim, and Gene to the Globoforce team, with their vast experience leading marketing, operations, and sales roles for high-growth companies in the technology and HR sectors, primes us for further success. Their depth of knowledge and leadership will help Globoforce continue to meet the growing needs of HR leaders, cement social employee recognition as a vital part of every HR department, and make recognition an everyday experience for employees around the world.” As chief marketing officer, Charlie Ungashick leads Globoforce’s global marketing strategy and communications. Reporting to Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley, Charlie is responsible for all aspects of the company's global marketing, including defining and executing marketing strategies, brand management, demand generation, public relations, product marketing, and inside sales. With more than 15 years of executive experience, he brings a wealth of experience in product management, marketing, and sales, including leading marketing teams through two successful IPOs. Charlie has a rich history with enterprise software and SaaS companies, having held leadership roles in several high-growth companies, including xkoto (acquired by Teradata), SilverStream Software, Novell, and FileNet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French from Fordham University. With more than 20 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, and customer management in multinational environments, Jim O’Dea is Globoforce’s vice president of operations, reporting to CFO Steve Cromwell. Jim oversees Globoforce’s quality control standards, operational efficiencies, and systems management globally. He brings his extensive expertise in strategy development and execution, outsourced partnerships, and systems and processes to Globoforce’s multi-site, customer-focused operations. Prior to Globoforce, Jim held leadership roles with some of the world’s leading companies, including Apple®, Gateway®, and Palm®. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is currently completing his MBA. In his role as vice president of corporate sales, Gene Gainey is responsible for driving growth in the newly created corporate market division of the company. Reporting to Benedetto Miele, Globoforce’s vice president of sales and services, Gene is responsible for all sales management activities in the mid-market segment. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in HR and technology, he joins Globoforce with deep sales and leadership knowledge. Gene most recently held the role of senior vice president of worldwide sales at Learn.com, where he led the company to a market leadership position and eventual acquisition by Taleo Corporation. Gene has also held management roles with several other high-growth companies, including Global Knowledge, Centra software, and Zenith Data Systems, as well as sales positions at Nynex and Dun and Bradstreet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University.