Perceptyx Welcomes Mike Howard as Senior Product Manager & Architect

By Daniel Norwood - October 10, 2018

Senior Researcher at Microsoft brings experience from one of the world’s largest employee experience programs.


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perceptyx, the leading people analytics and employee survey provider for 20% of the Fortune 100, announced today that it has expanded its product management team by welcoming Mike Howard. Mike joins the team as Senior Product Manager and Architect and will help guide key product innovations as Perceptyx continues to grow rapidly. While at Microsoft, Mike led the company’s annual all-employee survey, MS Poll, and was instrumental in creating programs like their always-on feedback system, Daily Pulse, which delivers real-time data from Microsoft’s 120,000 employees to senior leaders and executives on an on-demand basis.

“For much of my career running survey programs for large companies, I’d been frustrated with the available technology, until I found Perceptyx. Their emphasis on modernizing survey and reporting technology to include features such as real-time reporting and elegant, intuitive user interfaces have vastly improved the end-user experience. Working at Microsoft, this was particularly important as our users are very tech savvy and expect modern applications,” says Howard. “I’ve always loved coming up with new ideas for survey products; I’m excited to join the team at Perceptyx to help bring more of them to life as they continue to innovate new solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”

Mike will join a growing and diverse team of software architects, data scientists, and product managers led by Dan Harrison, Ph.D., Director of Innovation at Perceptyx. “We’re excited to have Mike on the team. Mike brings a tremendous amount of hands-on experience, along with a unique understanding of how data science and technology can come together to create industry-leading solutions,” says Harrison. “We see important opportunities to help businesses fully realize the potential of using more modern approaches to answer fundamental talent questions, and his experience will help us continue to grow our leadership position.”

This intense focus on innovation is not new to Perceptyx. “Since our founding in 2003, we’ve intentionally built our platform to support rapid innovation through close partnerships with our clients. We first met Mike through one such engagement, where we worked together to deploy the Perceptyx technology to create Microsoft’s Daily Pulse,” says John Borland, CEO & Co-founder at Perceptyx. “We’re pleased to add Mike to the team, where his vision and insight for developing effective people analytics practices at scale will help us perpetuate our rapid growth and better serve our clients.”

Based in Seattle, Mike will also contribute to Perceptyx’s thought leadership position through writing and speaking engagements. His next speaking engagement will be at Perceptyx’s regional Insights event in London, where he will share his experience of delivering continuous listening at massive scale.

About Perceptyx
Perceptyx specializes in facilitating organizational change through the strategic use of employee surveys and people analytics for the large enterprise. An experienced partner with companies such as Hitachi Global, Standard Charter Bank, and P&G, Perceptyx is uniquely positioned to deliver insights across heavily distributed organizations with complex hierarchies – in a way that is as unique as an organization’s own culture and brand.


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