HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Software today hired proven business and employee leader Monika Fahlbusch as the company's chief people and administrative officer, effective immediately. The new role consolidates BMC's administrative functions, including human resources (HR), facilities, employee communications and community relations. Fahlbusch reports directly to Bob Beauchamp, BMC chairman and CEO.
Fahlbusch was most recently senior VP of global employee success at Salesforce, where she helped the company achieve #7 ranking in Fortune's Great Place to Work list – up from #52 at the start of her tenure. She led the HR team that deployed innovative employee and leadership programs, built a hiring engine to grow from $2 billion to $4 billion in three years, and used data and analytics to increase employee engagement and reduce turnover.
Fahlbusch previously led HR, communication and IT functions at Old Navy, PeopleSoft and ABM Industries. She is a highly rated speaker at industry conferences including Dreamforce, ASPIRE Executive Summit, Great Place to Work Conference, ICAN Women's Leadership Conference and Milken Global Conference.
"Talent and culture are foundational to any transformation, and we're thrilled to have Monika bring her passion for employee success to BMC," said Beauchamp. "Just like BMC is helping customers re-invent the IT experience, Monika will help us re-invent our employee experience for a more social, mobile and open work environment."
"BMC has an amazing team and track record as a software leader, and the company's commitment to transform itself is impressive," said Fahlbusch. "I feel like I'm joining a $2 billion startup, and I look forward to helping BMC's 6,000 employees rediscover the excitement and delight they felt on their first day here."
Fahlbusch is the sixth new senior executive to join BMC this year, including leaders for global sales and marketing, two business units and a new customer success team. Executive hires this year have included: Paul Appleby, EVP, worldwide sales and marketing (previously with Salesforce, Siebel Systems and SAP); Nick Utton, chief marketing officer (previously with E*Trade, MasterCard and JPMorgan Chase); Robin Purohit, president, service support (previously with Mercury Interactive, HP and Clustrix); Bill Berutti, president, performance and availability (previously with PTC); and David Gai, president of customer success (previously with JDA Software).
BMC has also expanded R&D investment to accelerate innovation, revamped its go-to-market approaches to improve sales execution, and introduced innovative solutions and products that enable businesses to go digital. For customers, BMC recently launched its "Living IT" initiative to put people at the heart of IT and enable faster, more successful digital transformation.
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