ATLANTA (August 10, 2015) – Ried Thiel has been named vice president of engineering at AchieveIt, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for Results Management, enabling organizations to align plans, people and performance to drive results via management excellence.
Thiel brings 20 years of experience to the Atlanta technology company which has experienced a significant growth period during the first half of 2015.
Prior to joining AchieveIt, Thiel served as vice president of engineering at Salesfusion where he implemented a host of new processes and procedures in the engineering function designed to improve productivity and effectiveness including:
• A new quality control system;
• A test driven development process;
• A continuous Integration practice; and,
• A continuous delivery approach.
“Ried’s extensive experience will certainly provide us with the product development leadership we need as we begin the next evolution of our cloud-based platform,” said AchieveIt CEO Paul Carmody. “He has the broad-based technology, and, equally important, business experience and skills that will be of great value to our clients and our leadership team as we transform the way businesses get work done.”
“I am very excited to join AchieveIt which has a driven and creative team of product developers,” said Thiel, who will report to Carmody. “AchieveIt’s innovative platform has the potential to define a new category of enterprise software that will have a major impact on how businesses operate in the future.”
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Computer Science, Thiel has held a wide range of technology leadership positions including serving as chief information officer at two Atlanta-based companies, DynaSis and Interra International. He has also worked for the former Nations Bank (now Bank of America) and Fannie Mae, and led his own consulting company.
Thiel is an avid soccer player and is the director of goalkeeping for Georgia Rush Soccer as well as serving as a youth soccer coach.
Earlier this year, AchieveIt received $2 million in a Series D funding round. BIP Capital, among the most active and successful growth capital investors in the Southeast, led the funding effort, which also included a number of BIP advisor-partners. The funding will enable the company to continue to expand its marketing, sales, product development and service capabilities.
AchieveIt is a cloud-based platform for Results Management, an emerging software category that empowers business leaders and their teams with top-to-bottom organizational visibility coupled with the ability to align and manage people and processes. By seamlessly integrating key functionality from “point solution” products designed for goal setting/management, strategic planning, visual plan construction, project management, collaboration, document management and business intelligence into a single purpose-built application, AchieveIt is transforming how organizations structure work, drive results, and get things done.
The company’s cloud-based platform is easy to use and deploy, and can be applied to virtually any plan or related project or initiative that involves teams of people, such as strategic plans, operating plans, marketing, compliance, HR, and more. AchieveIt’s flexible design embraces virtually any type of goal setting technique – SMART goals, OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), etc. – and bridges the gap between planning and execution that is routinely identified by industry experts as the biggest obstacle to achieving results for companies in today’s increasingly complex business environment.
For more information, please visit: www.achieveit.com
AchieveIt delivers innovative technology that empowers leaders with the visibility to coordinate team performance and drive results. Founded in 2010, and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, AchieveIt serves clients from the Fortune 500 to small businesses across a wide of range of industries. For more information please visit: www.achieveit.com.