WorkForce Software Leadership
WorkForce Software’s leadership team represents some of the most knowledgeable and experienced talent in the industry. Our executive leadership and management teams bring decades of insight and expertise to a broad spectrum of functions within the organization—from product management and development to finance and support. Fueled by our strong growth during the past several years, WorkForce Software has become a magnet for leaders in the workforce management industry.
CEO and Co-Founder
As a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kevin Choksi is responsible for product strategy and setting the strategic direction for WorkForce Software. With more than 19 years experience in the workforce management field, Mr. Choksi has become known as a thought leader and visionary in the industry. He frequently speaks on trends and innovations in the workforce management space. Mr. Choksi holds an MBA and a BSE in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Mike Knister is responsible for managing the development and product planning for WorkForce Software’s workforce management software solution. Mr. Knister’s experience in software planning, development, and technical architecture is extensive. Mr. Knister has been an independent consultant for a number of high technology companies, including extensive experience in the workforce management industry. He holds an MSE in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Co-Founder
Ms. Kathy Cannon brings more than 15 years of product management and professional services leadership experience to the role of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Cannon leads diverse cross-functional projects that ensure WorkForce Software’s internal processes have the capacity to scale at the company’s aggressive growth rate. An established innovator and subject matter expert in workforce management technology, Ms. Cannon is also responsible for identifying and vetting the addition of new solutions to the EmpCenter portfolio. Ms. Cannon holds an MIS degree from Old Dominion University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Leslie Tarnacki brings more than 16 years of executive level HR experience to her role as Vice President of Human Resources at WorkForce Software. In this position, Ms. Tarnacki is responsible for all global HR functions, including talent acquisition and onboarding, employee relations, organizational development, compensation and succession planning. She also partners with the leadership team on employee engagement strategies and sustaining a high performance culture. Prior to joining WorkForce Software, Ms. Tarnacki led HR teams for companies such as New World Systems, Dorado Software, AiMetrix and Frontier Communications.
Chief Financial Officer
As WorkForce Software’s Chief Financial Officer, Dave Hawkins oversees all finance and accounting functions for the company. Mr. Hawkins brings more than 20 years’ experience leading financial teams in technology businesses, most recently as CFO of cloud-based software firm EJustice Solutions, LLC. His areas of expertise include financial modeling, strategic planning, and navigating the unique opportunities available to high growth organizations. Mr. Hawkins holds an MA and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Global Services
Mark Kurowski serves as WorkForce Software’s Vice President of Global Services, where he oversees all professional services and support activities for the company’s rapidly growing client base. A veteran leader of large professional services organizations with enterprise clientele, Mr. Kurowski held similar roles at companies including CIBER, Inc., AOL/Netscape and Sun Microsystems. He brings 12+ years of experience managing and developing professional services teams, combined with a consistent track record of helping clients achieve strategic objectives, to his current position at WorkForce Software. Mr. Kurowski holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Oakland University and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Illinois.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Michael Anderson brings nearly two decades of sales leadership expertise to his role at WorkForce Software. With a deep background in enterprise workforce management and human capital management, Anderson is consistently recognized for his ability to dramatically increase pipeline and effectively lead professional enterprise sales teams to meet and exceed quota. Prior to joining WorkForce Software, Anderson held senior sales roles at Simplex, Advanced Systems International, Workbrain/Infor and RedPrairie Corporation. He holds a B.S. / B.A. in Business Administration from East Carolina University, with a triple concentration in marketing, management and finance.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Paul Ulyett is a senior software executive with 20+ years in the industry. He has worked for a wide range of organizations from early stage companies to Fortune 100 brands including Oracle and Cognos where his responsibilities included leading their Western US sales operations; he also held a variety of sales leadership positions for the company in Europe. Paul is currently Vice President of Sales for the Western Region.
Vice President of Global Alliances
As Vice President of Global Alliances, Mr. Travis Burke is responsible for strategic relationships within the HCM community, including global channel and implementation partnerships. Mr. Burke brings over 10 years of Enterprise Human Capital Management experience working with, and selling to, industry-leading organizations. Most recently, Mr. Burke held the position of Canadian Sales Manager, where he was responsible for the successful growth of the WorkForce Software brand in the Canadian marketplace through team management, direct sales contribution and day-to-day interactions with strategic partners.
Vice President of Corporate Development
As Vice President of Corporate Development, Mr. Carl Herzog is responsible for strategic initiatives that support the company’s continued growth, including identifying new markets, business opportunities and strategic relationships. With over 20 years experience, Mr. Herzog has a proven record of increasing revenue growth through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Most recently, Mr. Herzog was with Hewitt Associates, a human resource consulting and outsourcing firm, where he held positions for 9 years as a business leader and corporate development executive. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
Vice President of Marketing
Bringing nearly two decades of technology marketing experience to his role at WorkForce Software, Marc Moschetto serves as the company’s Vice President of Marketing. He is responsible for defining WorkForce Software’s marketing strategy, as well as leading the team executing against that strategy. He has delivered his insights on technology and business needs, outsourced employee benefits administration, and workforce management in articles in various publications, Webcast presentations, blogs and social networking sites as well as traditional seminars and presentations. Previously, he was the director of industry marketing and corporate communications at Workscape and has held senior marketing roles at human capital management providers Infor/Workbrain and SmartTime.
Vice President of Product Development
Mr. Ken Olson serves as the company’s Vice President of Product Development. With nearly 20 years experience managing all aspects of software development, Mr. Olson is responsible for leading the development and release of WorkForce Software’s EmpCenter workforce management solution. He works closely with the product management team to plan and establish product goals and development strategies to ensure our clients receive the highly scalable and flexible software they demand and deserve. Mr. Olson previously held executive positions at Macrovision Corporation and Proquest Information and Learning. He holds a BSE in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Director of Hosting & Information Services
Mr. Mike Muha has 20 years experience managing large-scale clusters of servers supporting web-based subscription applications in high-growth environments. Mr. Muha is responsible for EmpCenter Delivered, WorkForce Software‘s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. In addition, Mr. Muha manages a team of system administrators responsible for building and maintaining a wide variety of systems for internal operations and customer support. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Director of Compliance
Mr. Paul Kramer, an attorney-at-law, is WorkForce Software’s Director of Compliance. Mr. Kramer is responsible for researching and staying abreast of labor laws that affect our clients, ensuring compliance is embedded in EmpCenter® products, and working with clients on compliance audits in the areas of the FLSA, FMLA, and other wage/hour and absence laws. Prior to joining WorkForce Software, Mr. Kramer was a private attorney for over two decades and has represented employers nationally in employment and labor law matters.