Board appointments include Fergus Redahan as Executive Chairman and Jonathan O’Connell as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.
Dublin – Monday, 15th Jan 2018: Wrkit, the employee engagement and retention specialist, has announced a number of senior board and management appointments. Katharina Callaghan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. A German national, Katharina has previously held leadership positions with Google, Living Social, TUI Travel and Lidl.
The Wrkit board has also been strengthened with the appointments of Fergus Redahan (formerly with Goodbody, Davy and the IDA) as Executive Chairman and Jonathan O’Connell (formerly of POWR, Escher Group, Merrion Pharmaceuticals, Spectel and Trinity Biotech) to the role of Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. The board also includes the company’s three founders Peter Jenkinson, Mark Jenkinson and Tom O’Driscoll in Director roles.
Originally established as the Loyalty Benefit provider Groupschemes in 2000, the company evolved into Wrkit in May 2017 with the merger of Groupschemes and POWR, the online wellbeing portal. Wrkit’s online platform complements employers’ efforts to create best-in-class work environments by providing online tools that facilitate and engage workforces through surveys, recognition, wellbeing, learning and voluntary benefit schemes.
Wrkit has offices in Dublin, London and Boston and its clients include Bank of Ireland, Benefex, Core Media, Doyle Collection, ESB, Fedex, Peter Mark, SAP and Savills.
Commenting on Wrkit’s objectives for 2018, Katharina said: “Having invested in the expansion of our offering over the last two years, our main focus now is to demonstrate to companies how we can help them to nurture their talent and grow company productivity by leveraging the tools and insights gained from the Wrkit platform. The best results are achieved through a highly collaborative approach between us and the client by enhancing existing workplace culture and engagement efforts.”
Conor Dempsey, Dempsey Corporate
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