Paul Pellman Named CEO of YouEarnedIt/HighGround

YouEarnedIt/HighGround, the market's leading HR engagement and performance SaaS company, today announced Paul Pellman as CEO of the combined organization.

AUSTIN, TexasApril 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — YouEarnedIt/HighGround, the market’s leading HR engagement and performance SaaS company, today announced Paul Pellman as CEO of the combined organization effective immediately. YouEarnedIt’s co-founder and former CEO Autumn Manning will become an external advisor and chief evangelist where she will continue sharing the company vision while emphasizing the role engaged cultures play in driving unprecedented company performance.

Manning co-founded YouEarnedIt in 2013 to enable companies to drive a deep level of engagement with their employees and build outstanding cultures. While at the helm of YouEarnedIt, Manning grew the company to be a dominant force in the HR Tech industry and led the business through multiple strategic investments while creating the world’s most robust employee experience platform.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity to create and grow something as special as YouEarnedIt,” said Manning. “It has been humbling to realize the product vision of delivering a better experience to employees across so many organizations. Building YouEarnedIt’s culture and team is also something I’m incredibly proud of. I’m excited to see what’s to come under Paul’s leadership, pushing YouEarnedIt/HighGround to greater heights and having an even bigger impact on employees and cultures everywhere.”

“What Autumn has created with YouEarnedIt is a testament to her ambition to push the boundaries of how we see our lives at work,” said Pellman. “Over the past few months as I’ve immersed myself in the company and the HR industry, I’ve become more and more excited for this opportunity. I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that’s been put in place and accelerating the growth trajectory for YouEarnedIt/HighGround.”

Paul Pellman is a seasoned sales and marketing operations leader and comes to YouEarnedIt/HighGround after spending the last four years at Google where he ran all go-to-market activities launched under the Google Analytics 360 umbrella. Before that, he led Adometry as CEO for seven years prior to its acquisition by Google. Prior to joining Adometry, he was President of Hoover’s, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing and operations initiatives, including customer acquisition and retention, research, strategy, product positioning, licensing, traffic-oriented business development and marketing communications. Paul holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Harvard University. As an experienced business leader, Paul’s background building and leading SaaS companies will be integral as YouEarnedIt/HighGround continues to scale its platform in the people management industry.

YouEarnedIt/HighGround empower businesses to drive meaningful changes in culture, performance, engagement, and improved business metrics. Together, the companies transform global organizations by optimizing productivity and engagement through their real-time employee experience and continuous performance management platforms.

About YouEarnedIt

YouEarnedIt amplifies company culture through its award-winning employee experience platform that delivers engagement, retention, performance management, and improved business metrics. As a dominant force in the HCM market with an industry-leading customer retention rate, YouEarnedIt partners with more than 400 global organizations to build high-performance cultures and engaged workforces. Founded in 2013, YouEarnedIt continues to revolutionize the employee experience with its platform based on the science of motivation, rewards, and recognition.

About HighGround

HighGround transforms the employee experience to optimize productivity and create a thriving organizational culture. The company’s real-time performance management and engagement platform connects and aligns organizations through employee-driven goals, continuous check-in conversations, peer-to-peer feedback, social recognition and pulse surveys. By bringing all of these people interactions together, it gives leaders an enormous amount of useful insights to make wiser decisions about how to invest in talent. With HighGround, customers like Patagonia, Echo Global Logistics and Allianz have inspired employees to reach their full potential, increasing retention, productivity, customer satisfaction, and ultimately drive bottom line results.