Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee engagement platform today announces a strategic expansion of its technology capability. As the company is set to scale both in the UK and internationally and launch a range of new products, it has appointed Paul Schulz, ex-Head of Mobile Technology at Yahoo! as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and doubled the size of its tech team.
According to Saurav Chopra, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Perkbox, Paul will be responsible for the platform architecture, technology strategy and global engineering roadmaps as Perkbox scales globally with the aim to serve 10 million employees by 2020.
Paul will also complete Perkbox’s transformation into a mobile-first platform delivering amazing user experiences for employees and HR teams.
“Paul and I first worked together 13 years ago at Yahoo! where Paul led the mobile engineering platform globally building some of the most engaging mobile products touching hundreds of millions of users worldwide.” Chopra explains. “He emerged as the obvious choice given his track record and our focus on building mobile first solutions that engage tens of millions of employees worldwide,” he adds.
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Schulz has over 27 years of experience in the tech industry, 17 of which have been as a CTO. He has worked for companies such as Nokia, Yahoo! and also created an industry-leading Open Source video advertising product called Open Video Ads, acquired by JWPlayer. Most recently, he has been operating as CTO for very early stage tech companies in London.
Over the last three months, Perkbox has also seen the size of its tech and engineering team expand from 32 to 65 employees, which the company will leverage to accelerate the rate of new product introductions.
Paul Schulz, CTO of Perkbox says: “When Saurav first discussed Perkbox with me, I was impressed by how quickly it had scaled in the UK and how it had democratised employee engagement. I am confident that with the right technology infrastructure it has the potential to become the market leader globally. It’s a privilege to be part of this journey joining a highly talented and experienced team to bring new energy and accelerate its growth.