Halogen Software appoints Deborah Besemer and Les Rechan to the Board of Directors

– CANADA, Ottawa – Halogen Software Inc. (TSX: HGN), a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, today announced the appointment of two software industry veterans — Deborah Besemer and Les Rechan — to the company’s Board of Directors.

Having served as President and CEO of BrassRing for more than seven years, Ms. Besemer brings significant talent management industry experience to Halogen’s board. Prior to joining BrassRing, she spent more than a decade at Lotus Development and subsequently IBM, where she held the position of Executive Vice ­President, Worldwide Field Operations. Ms. Besemer has also served on the Board of Directors at six other software companies, both public and private, and has taken an active role in non­profits that serve women in business, disaster victims, and the technology industry.

As former General Manager of the IBM Business Analytics Division within IBM Software Group, Mr. Rechan adds more than 30 years of global enterprise technology solutions industry experience to the Halogen board. Prior to its acquisition by IBM, Mr. Rechan was the Chief Operating Officer of Cognos, and held a variety of global executive roles with Oracle, Siebel Systems, Cadence Designs Systems, and Onyx Software. Rechan also serves on the board of Cognitive Scale, the Cognitive Cloud Company.

“Both Deborah and Les are recognized leaders in the software industry. We look forward to them joining our board and helping us build a great software company,” says Michael Slaunwhite, Chairman of Halogen’s Board of Directors.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers an organically built cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher employee performance across all talent programs — whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. With over 2,100 customers worldwide, Halogen Software has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen Software’s powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are used by organizations that want to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results.

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