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Achievers Appoints Shrey Bhatia as New CEO
[November 01, 2018]

Achievers Appoints Shrey Bhatia as New CEO

Senior SaaS Leader to Propel Growth at Leading Provider of Employee Engagement Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ -- Achievers, an industry-leading provider of employee recognition and engagement solutions, today announced it has appointed Shrey Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer. Bhatia was most recently President & CEO of and brings over 20 years of global management experience to Achievers, where he will lead the company's growth and market leadership strategy. Bhatia succeeds Aris Zakinthinos, who served as interim GM and Chief Technology Officer and will now continue as CTO.

Achievers logo. (PRNewsFoto/Achievers)

"Achievers is one of the founding companies in the employee engagement space and has continued to evolve and reimagine itself to solve companies' most difficult talent management challenges," said Talbott Roche, CEO and President of Blackhawk Network, which acquired Achievers in 2015. "I believe that Shrey's accomplishments, energy and excitement will be strong assets for Achievers as we drive toward continued expansion and innovation."

Bhatia has built and managed world-class organizations as a senior leader at enterprise software and SaaS companies including Zscaler, Cisco and IronPort (acquired by Cisco). Earlier in his career, he led business development at Veritas Software (acquired by Symantec) and was a software engineer at GE Capital. Under Bhatia's leadership at, the company emerged as a worldwide leader in the enterprise reputation management space serving thousands of Global 2000, mid-market and SMB cmpanies across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"Achievers is a company with an incredibly impactful solution and inspiring mission," said Bhatia. "It has already transformed many companies' corporate cultures and has much more potential and opportunity to grow in the employee engagement space. I'm beyond excited to be joining an incredibly talented leadership team and company to continue the momentum and propel even further growth."

Bhatia's combined experience in operational oversight, technical skill and strategic vision, along with his track record of growing companies, comes to Achievers at an ideal time in the company's expansion and evolution.

"Shrey is a great fit for Achievers with his deep experience in the SaaS space. His arrival at our company is great validation for what we've been able to achieve thus far and the opportunity still ahead," said Zakinthinos. "The company and entire team will benefit from his experience and leadership."

About Achievers
The Achievers Employee Engagement Platform combines an award-winning employee recognition and rewards solution with an active listening interface to accelerate employee engagement. Designed for today's workplace, Achievers' innovative cloud-based platform can increase and align employee engagement to business objectives and success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Achievers connects with employees directly. It's an always-on, open channel to hear and understand what matters to the individual, and then it closes the loop, delivering bite-sized, personalized actions for both employees and managers, so everyone is empowered to impact engagement right away. The Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement, and performance. To learn more about Achievers, visit us at Achievers is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk's Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries.

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