With the holidays upon us and 2015 coming to a close, I find this a great time to look back at this memorable year. With your support, we have reached new heights with our platform and expanded our global footprint. Overall, I’m humbled by the success we have achieved as a company and as a community.
It’s been a year of amazing achievements. We have welcomed an additional 100 companies across 10 different countries as PeopleDoc customers. The financial community reinforced their confidence in our vision by investing $28 million in our company. We expanded our team from 65 to 110 employees. We released new solutions to strengthen our platform. Most of all, we worked very hard and have learned something new every step of the way.
In the spirit of the new year, we have made some resolutions that I will share with you. We want to serve you better wherever you are. To do this, we recently opened new PeopleDoc offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. Our teams will continue to expand in both the United States and France. We also strive to bring innovation to our customers and the HR community. To do this, we are doubling down our R&D efforts so that you can transform your HR administrative processes.
We are interested to hear what’s in store for you in 2016, and what resolutions you have for your HR organizations.
For each response we receive, we will make a $5 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you would like to help, please submit your resolutions below as a comment on this post.
Enjoy this time with your friends and loved ones. I could not be more excited about the possibilities for 2016 and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with all of you to make them happen.
Wishing you health, happiness, and peace,
Jonathan Benhamou CEO and Co-founder
Jonathan Benhamou is a French entrepreneur, investor and CEO of the international start-up PeopleDoc. Jonathan co-founded PeopleDoc in Paris in 2007, which is now the leading provider of cloud-based HR service delivery solutions that has revolutionized the HR profession around the world.
In 2014, Jonathan moved to New York to oversee the global expansion of PeopleDoc. The same year, Gartner recognized PeopleDoc as a “Cool Vendor” in the human capital management space. Not only has Jonathan negotiated, raised and secured more than $55 million in funding led by Accel and Eurazeo, he also established offices in France, UK, USA, Canada and Germany, with more than 150 employees, to support PeopleDoc’s incredible customer base. PeopleDoc currently counts more than 500 clients worldwide, including Starbucks, Coach, American Express, Georgetown University, HSBC and Nestlé.
Jonathan is committed to using his personal success to invest in other young innovative companies and start-ups as well. Jonathan has been honored by many media, businesses and cultural organizations. He is a member of the delegation of Young Entrepreneurs of the G20. Jonathan also serves as Board Member and Business Angels of several start-ups (Clustree, BookandGolf, ISAI, Social Bar). He has been recognized as a Technology Young Leader- an honor awarded by 20 of Europe’s top technology leaders, including Apple, Google, Intel, Oracle, and Cisco.