TORONTO, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Softchoice, a leading North American IT solutions and managed services provider, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kelly Breedon to senior vice-president of People and Growth, effective May 2, 2016. Kelly is an experienced human resources executive who will be responsible for enhancing Softchoice's award-winning people organization through first-class recruitment, employee engagement and organizational development strategies.
"Kelly is a natural fit for Softchoice, and we're excited to have her join our team," said David MacDonald, Softchoice's President and CEO. "Kelly brings a solid understanding of the technology industry and a passion for elevating organizational performance by unleashing the potential of employees."
Kelly has over 25 years of human resources experience in Canada and the U.S. – including 15 years at an executive level – most recently serving as vice-president of Human Resources at Ricoh Canada. She also held similar positions at Dell Canada, Coca-Cola Ltd., and Marsulex Inc. Kelly holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Industrial Relations from Queen's University. She is also a board member for Girls Inc. of York Region.
As the senior vice-president of People and Growth, Kelly is responsible for talent management, recruitment and retention, organizational development and design, employee engagement, performance initiatives and compensation programs. All of these areas have a tremendous impact on enhancing Softchoice's award-winning workplace and culture.
Softchoice has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada for 11 consecutive years by the Great Place to Work Institute. Softchoice has also been recognized as a Best Place to Work on Glassdoor as voted by current and former employees, as well as one of North America's Most Engaged Workplaces and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
As a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation, asset management and cloud services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,300 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.
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For further information: Media Contact: Joel Hoidas, Communications Manager, Softchoice, 416-588-9002 ext. 222590, joel.hoidas [at] softchoice.com