Dean Forbes to CEO
Experienced enterprise SaaS executive tapped to position CoreHR for a new phase of growth.
Cork, Ireland. CoreHR, a leading provider of Cloud HR and Payroll solutions, is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Dean Forbes to the position of CEO.
Dean joins CoreHR from KDS, a global provider of integrated travel booking and expense technology, which was recently acquired by American Express after several years of expansion under his leadership. Prior to KDS, Dean served as Vice President and General Manager of US-based software company Primavera Systems, where he led international expansion into multiple countries. Following the acquisition of Primavera by Oracle, Dean became the youngest Global Vice President and was appointed to Oracle’s UK executive committee.
Commenting on the announcement, Steve Rowley, Chairman of CoreHR said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dean on board to take the reins from our outgoing CEO, John Goulding, who has shown great leadership in bringing the company on its exciting growth journey to date. We’re very grateful for his contribution and wish him well for the future. Looking forward, Dean’s extensive track record in transforming brands, empowering teams, and delivering value for customers, combined with his energy, ambition and vision makes him an ideal fit. We look forward to the next phase of the journey, as the company enters a new era of technology enablement that is redefining the Human Capital Management market.”
Dean Forbes added, “I am excited to join the team at CoreHR, which has an impressive culture of innovation. The company has demonstrated impressive growth, gaining a leading market position in both the UK and Ireland and I look forward to contributing to further growth, innovation and success for our employees, customers and partners.”
The appointment, which also includes membership of the board of directors, came into effect in January 2017.
CoreHR, which was founded in 1982, is now the cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software partner to over 460 global organisations including; UKTV, Clydesdale Bank; University of Oxford and Rank.
CoreHR manages all strategic and transactional HR and Payroll processes with highly intuitive and easy to use solutions that streamline processes, improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs allowing organisations to focus on what is important – their people. They can empower their global workforce with a mobile experience enabling them to perform tasks and access information anytime, anywhere and on any device, transforming the way their people work.