Now that we are all back to work after a long Thanksgiving weekend, we hope you will find time to join us Thursday (Dec. 3) to learn the winners of the 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards.

technology-awardsOur award winners are the most visionary and innovative developers of HCM technology solutions that move organizations forward in serving employees, customers and investors.

Please join our live web event from 1-2:30 pm Thursday, as we announce the winners in more than 50 categories across five divisions: Learning and Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, HR/Workforce Management, and Sales Enablement.

The technology award winners announced Dec. 3 – along with winners of the Excellence Awards announced back in September — will be honored and featured in a Jan. 28 ceremony at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. We hope to see you there!

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.