employeesavings.com Builds On Powerful Leadership Team With the Addition of Deloitte & Touche and Microsoft Executives.Business/E-Commerce, Venture Capital, Internet, Reporters
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2000
Kathleen Conroy will join as vice president of client relations and
John Lack joins as vice president of sales
employeesavings.com, the leading provider of Web-based work/life solutions used by Fortune 1000 companies to attract and retain employees, today announced that Deloitte & Touche partner Kathleen Conroy will join the company as vice president of client relations and former Microsoft executive John Lack has joined the company as vice president of sales.
The additions of Conroy and Lack build on the company's foundation of powerful senior leadership.
In separate announcements today, employeesavings.com reported the receipt of $30 million in second round financing from Crosslink Capital, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Benchmark Capital Benchmark Capital is a venture capital firm responsible for the early stage funding of some very successful startups, including eBay. In 1995, the firm invested $6.7 million in eBay, which became worth more than $5 billion by the spring of 1999 and resulted in one of Silicon and others, which further strengthens its leadership position in the emerging work/life solutions category.
About Kathleen Conroy, Vice President of Client Relations
A proven leader with nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, business development, customer relationship and management consulting Noun 1. management consulting - a service industry that provides advice to those in charge of running a business
service industry - an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects expertise, Kathleen Conroy will oversee the development and ongoing care of employeesavings.com's Fortune 1000 client relationships. Ms. Conroy has spent nearly nine years with Deloitte & Touche, one of the world's leading professional services firms. As a partner with D&T, she specialized in providing technology-enabled solutions to leaders in the manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, and built her consulting practice around implementing Enterprise Resource Planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ), Customer Relationship Management (CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. ) and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS HRIS Human Resource Information System
HRIS High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer
HRIS Highway Research Information Service
HRIS High Resolution Infrared Sounder ). Ms. Conroy's client list included Boeing, Tektronix, Intermec, TreeTop, Starbuck's, Taco Bell, Cinnabon and many others. In addition to her client services responsibilities, she recently led D&T's Northwest Middle Market consulting practice, the Consumer Business Industry Group and HRIS service line.
Before joining D&T, Ms. Conroy spent eight years in sales management and marketing, both on the industry and consulting sides. She earned a master's in public administration from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from City University, and a B.A. in humanities from the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. . She is a member of International Human Resources Information Management and the Sales Automation Associations.
About John Lack, Vice President of Sales
John Lack is a seasoned leader with nearly 20 years of regional, national and international sales and marketing expertise. He will oversee the development and acquisition of marketing partner relationships that comprise the hundreds of special offers available to Fortune 1000 employees through employeesavings.com. Prior to joining employeesavings.com, Mr. Lack spent 13 years with Microsoft Corporation, where he held several leadership positions. Most recently, he oversaw media sales in the Western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century for The Microsoft Network (MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). ). Mr. Lack established Microsoft's first subsidiary in Johannesburg, South Africa, directed marketing for Microsoft in Africa, India and the Middle East and held several sales and marketing leadership positions in the United Kingdom.
From 1985 to 1987, he held several sales management positions with Lotus UK and MBS See Mb/sec.
MBS - mobile broadband services PLC, the largest retailer of IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and compatible PC equipment in the UK at that time. Earlier, Mr. Lack was a systems engineer in corporate sales for Hewlett-Packard Company, where he oversaw extensive technical and management training throughout the United States and Europe. He holds an M.B.A. from the London Business School Around 800 degree students, from 70 countries, graduate from the school each year. Over 80 percent of students, and over 70 percent of faculty, come from outside the UK. A further 6,000 executives attend the school executive education programmes each year. and a B.S. in engineering from Brunel University in London, where he graduated first in his class.
employeesavings.com reaches 1.4 million Fortune 1000 employees and their families through its blue chip client list, that includes Agilent Technologies, The Boeing Company, Eddie Bauer, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, Nordstrom, Northwest Airlines, 3M and many others.
Developed in 1997, employeesavings.com is the leading provider of Web-based work/life solutions used by Fortune 1000 employers to attract and retain employees. The company's product categories include Employer Sponsored Value Plans (ESVPs) and its suite of Web-based HR administrative tools. employeesavings.com's cornerstone product, ESVPs, is a free, customized employee discount program helping employers attract and retain talented individuals through employee savings on premium brand-name products and services. employeesavings.com negotiates exclusive offers on groceries, apparel, electronics, sports equipment, cars, entertainment, travel, financial and insurance services, and more--all at no cost to employers. Hundreds of discrete savings and special offers are aggregated into a single plan, administered by employeesavings.com under the ESVP ESVP European Society of Veterinary Pathology
ESVP Extra-Strength Vitrified Pipe umbrella. Corporate employees may access ESVP savings 24 hours a day, seven days a week through an employer-branded extranet Web site, a printed catalog or an employeesavings.com value card accepted at participating retailers.
The suite of Web-based tools includes real-time ESVP reporting, employee classified ads, calendars and other Web-based tools that reinforce corporate culture. The privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. is backed by Benchmark Capital, Crosslink Capital, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and others, and is based in Bellevue, Wash. employeesavings.com may be found on the Internet at www.employeesavings.com.