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Waggl

Waggl is an employee feedback platform that provides a more human way for organizations to crowdsource feedback. At its core, Waggl is a faster and more engaging alternative to a traditional survey.

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Waggl Helps Non-Profits Enhance Communications with their Audiences

Broadway World • Feb. 8, 2017

Waggl, a technology platform that surfaces and distills real-time insights from groups of people, today announced that it is working with a number of premiere non-profit organizations to engage with their audiences.

Is Your Organizational Culture in Need of a Transformation?

Business2Community • Jan. 23, 2017

Transforming an organizational culture is a dynamic and continuous process that is very dependent on understanding the voice of the people. That’s why continuous feedback in an open forum creates connection, collaboration, and alignment across the organization, facilitating forward momentum and growth.

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Founders / Key Team

Michael Papay
Michael Papay
CEO & Co-Founder

Michael is a technology entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience building and leading Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses within the discipline of Human Capital Management. Michael has been a co-founder and CEO of two HR Tech companies and the most recent venture, Waggl, is transforming the way organizations connect and engage with their employees. His teams and products have improved the performance and engagement of thousands of organizations and hundreds of thousands of employees around the globe. Some of his clients include companies like GE, Honeywell, Cisco, Sony, HP, Agilent, Home Depot, Oracle, eBay, Yahoo! and Pfizer. Michael believes respect, candor, and transparency leads to a more connected and engaged workforce and the best ideas and input can (and should) come from anywhere in the organization. Michael attended Babson College, the nation’s #1 school for entrepreneurship and graduated with a B.S. in business Finance & Entrepreneurship.

Tony Mitchell
Tony Mitchell
VP of Sales

Tony Mitchell serves as Waggl’s Chief Evangelist. He is an energetic, seasoned entrepreneur with executive leadership, sales, and business development experience. Tony was a founding member and head of sales for Ninth House LLC, an enterprise leadership simulations software company that was ultimately acquired by Korn Ferry. Prior to Ninth House, Tony was CEO of SalesKit Software corporation, an enterprise CRM and Sales Force Automation Provider which was acquired by Deltek Systems (NASDAQ: PROJ). Tony graduated from, Washington and Lee University with a B.A in History and was President of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Drew Batshaw
Drew Batshaw
CTO & Co-Founder

Drew is a talented, hands-on technical leader with an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC. He has lead engineering teams for several products that scaled to millions in revenues.  During the past ten years, he has developed strong acumen as an agile project manager and is a certified SCRUM master.  He is proficient with Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, Javascript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CSS, Test Drive Development (TDD), Model View Controller frameworks (MVC), Backbonejs and RESTful programming.

Adam Tanner
Adam Tanner
CPO & Co-Founder

Adam is a natural product manager with over 8 years of experience managing SaaS products used by greater than 20% of the Fortune 1000.  Adam holds certifications as a Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and in Pragmatic Markteting Frameworks (PMC-II). Adam completed his undergraduate work at Miami University (OH) and served in Americorps VISTA before obtaining his Masters degree from the University of Delaware.

Kate Benediktsson
Kate Benediktsson
CRO

Kate is Waggl's Head of Ignition with over 10 years experience creating systems for outstanding customer success and engagement. Human hacker, currently finishing a masters in psychology. Startup veteran and founder of 5 startups, 4 with liquidity events. Kate is a holder of people, connecting and listening to client experiences while guiding them to successful outcomes. She collects human experiences into data trends to guide process and product improvement. Kate brings to Waggl endless enthusiasm and the ability to spark joy in anyone.

Alex Kinnebrew
Alex Kinnebrew
Head of Growth and Strategy

Alex previously served as an advisor to Waggl and now heads Growth and Strategy for the company. She was a former Director at Citi's Global Innovation Lab Network, which she designed and launched. She also served as a Senior Manager of Innovation Strategy she managed client relationships and led interdisciplinary teams across a variety of innovation projects.

Kim James
Kim James
Communications

Kim James heads communications for Waggl.

Alex McMullin
Alex McMullin
Head of Customer Success

Alex McMullin heads Customer Success at Waggl. He previously held various roles managing accounts and leading customer success at companies such as Parkside Financial, ePantry and Nixle LLC.