SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – JUNE 11, 2015 – Thomsons Online Benefits, the SaaS provider of global employee benefits solutions, proudly announces the appointment of industry veteran Sal Apuzzio as its SVP Sales Americas. At Thomsons, Sal will call upon his decades of success in the HR market, including significantly expanding sales and marketing efforts for global HR management solutions provider, SilkRoad, to drive growth in the Americas. Thomsons will also strengthen the EMEA sales team by moving Chris Wakely, currently SVP of Enterprise Accounts at Thomsons, to SVP Sales for the region.

“The decision to hire a senior leader from within the HR SaaS market was strategic. We believe that Sal is the perfect candidate to meet the ambitious goals we have for the Americas market,” said Michael Whitfield, CEO of Thomsons Online Benefits. “Similarly, we are extremely confident in Chris’ ability to transition into this role, especially given the success he has demonstrated in building out U.S. sales and marketing team. We’re looking forward to seeing Thomsons expand within two of our key markets.”

Sal comes to Thomsons with over 25 years of enterprise software sales experience, and over 10 years of sales leadership experience with leading software providers. In addition to his success at SilkRoad, Sal was also instrumental in developing the sales strategy for Findly, the on-demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company.

“Thomsons is clearly committed to delivering a superior HR SaaS product in the global market, and that is one of the reasons this role stood out to me,” noted Sal. “I share the company’s passion for solving customers’ business challenges, and look forward to contributing to the ongoing development and growth in the Americas.”

About Thomsons Online Benefits

Thomsons is the global benefits software business. Our software, Darwin™, is the leading, global platform delivering end-to-end, automated, employee benefits administration. It connects employees with their benefits throughout their lives, in over 70 countries and 19 languages, and is used by the world’s leading employers including seven of the top ten technology companies. For more information, please visit:

There are six Darwin™ editions available:

  -   Spending Account Manager

  -   Reward Engager

  -   Benefits Manager

  -   Benefits Enroller

  -   Retirement Planner

  -   Holiday and Absence Planner

By using the right combination of editions, Darwin™ provides a tailored solution to meet a variety of employee benefit and reward needs including employee engagement, managing risk, controlling costs and streamlining benefits administration.

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