Kudos Announces New Board & Executive Heavyweights from Chaordix®, AVG Technologies & MasterCard


Jul 16, 2014

Kudos Announces New Board & Executive Heavyweights from Chaordix®, AVG Technologies & MasterCard

Calgary, AB (July 16, 2014) – Kudos® is proud to announce their executive team and board are expanding as quickly as the organization is growing. Recent additions of talented, experienced and globally recognized entrepreneurs are helping guide Kudos through a major growth spurt in both company size and product offering.

“The team at Kudos is thrilled to be expanding. We’re now being used across the globe on 5 continents, proving that we are quickly being adopted as the social recognition world standard,” says Muni Boga, Kudos Co-CEO & Founder, “the new board and executive members are here to help ensure that our rapid growth is smart and focused. Together we will evolve Kudos to its true purpose in society. We’re proud to welcome these talented members to our team.”

The newly appointed executive team and board members are:

Executive Vice President:

Jim Gibson – Gibson joins Kudos from Chaordix, a leading-edge crowdsourcing company, where he oversaw global revenue and major global partnerships as the company’s EVP. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial success, Gibson first earned esteem for his role as one of the founders and former CEO of PURUS Technologies Inc., which established one of the world’s first Collaborative Decision Management platforms.

Board of Directors:

Todd Simpson – Formerly the Chief of Innovation at Mozilla Inc., Simpson is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at AVG Technologies. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and as an author of numerous patents and papers, Simpson joins the board with more than 20 years of invaluable business and technology expertise.

Alfan Jetha – Jetha is currently the Co-Founder and Managing Director of RxSource. For over 12 years, Jetha has been using his vast experience to innovate the global pharmaceutical industry, and works closely with hospitals and clinics around the world to boost quality and efficiency in pharmaceutical procurement.

Advisory Board:

Zahir Khoja – Khoja is currently the Vice President, Global Channels at MasterCard focused on developing markets. Prior to joining MasterCard, Khoja was the Executive Director for Mobile Commerce at Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider and President for M-Paisa, Afghanistan’s first commercially-licensed mobile money service. His work in Afghanistan has won him several awards including the 2011 GSMA Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked (joint award with Vodafone), and 2011 Telecom Asia’s Best Community Based. Khoja has also held several additional senior-level positions at Virgin Mobile, TELUS and Pepsi Cola in Canada.

“Each of these new members bring a different world perspective to our product’s development and our business strategy moving forward,” says Tom Short, Kudos Co-CEO and Founder, “we’re especially lucky to have Jim Gibson on the ground with us every day”. Gibson’s appointment as Executive Vice President was not solely because of his finance and investor relations background. “He’s got serious heart,” says Boga, “our mission to change the world one thank you at a time is what struck a chord with Jim. He is as passionate about touching people’s lives and unifying society as we are.”

About Kudos

Kudos is a social employee engagement platform designed to embrace the power of social networks, providing meaningful recognition and feedback in real time. Kudos is a simple yet powerful system that helps organizations connect with their teams and drive performance with authentic engagement. Kudos – Thank Different™. For more information please visit http://www.kudosnow.com.

For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Heather Mounsey
Kudos Inc.
403.587.955.9191 ext 228

About Kudos

Kudos is an employee engagement, culture, and analytics platform, that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer recognition, values reinforcement, and open communication to help organizations boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve culture, and drive productivity and performance. Kudos uses unique proprietary methodologies to deliver essential people analytics on culture, performance, equity, and inclusion, providing organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce.

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