Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement software, announced today the appointment of Julie Norquist Roy to its Board of Directors. The newly created Board role brings the total number of Board members to four, with this being the first independent seat.
Roy brings more than 20 years of technology, talent management and software marketing experience to her new Board role at the Company. Most recently, she served as chief marketing officer at Chrome River/Certify (now Emburse), a global leader in invoice and expense management software solutions. In this capacity, Roy built the company’s marketing and business development functions and aided in growing its pipeline, elevating brand awareness, increasing market share and developing and implementing the company’s international growth strategy.
She also is credited with managing Chrome River through its successful merger with competitor Certify in early 2019, in a transaction valued at more than $1 billion. K1 Investment Management became a majority stakeholder in the new company, and went on to merge six different expense management brands into its new portfolio of related companies. Roy served as chief marketing officer of the new portfolio.
Prior, Roy was chief marketing officer at SaaS treasury
software provider and market leader Kyriba, from 2012-2015. In this position, she was credited with building out the global marketing and business development functions and positioning Kyriba as the brand leader in the segment.
For more than five years, Roy served as vice president of marketing at Cornerstone OnDemand, a cloud-based learning, employee performance and talent management software provider. In this role, she built the marketing and business development functions, which significantly contributed to the company’s exponential global growth. She was part of the executive team that led the company to its initial public offering in March 2011.
Earlier in her career, Roy was a founding member and vice president of marketing of InStranet, a developer of customer service-focused software, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2008.
“We welcome Julie to our Board, and are excited about the valuable guidance and deep knowledge she can provide our fast-growing organization. Julie’s decades of experience -- particularly the years she spent in the learning and talent management space -- will bode well for our advancement. We believe her expertise in the space, coupled with her marketing and business development acumen, will help fuel our future growth. We look forward to the contributions Julie will make to our Board and the impact she will have on our business and the nearly 9,000 organizations we serve today,” explained Greg Harris, co-founder and chief executive officer at Quantum Workplace.
"Quantum Workplace was among the first providers in the employee experience segment nearly 20 years ago. Greg and the founding team are truly pioneering and helped shape an industry that has since morphed into a major focus of nearly every corporation today. Quantum is on the cutting edge of innovative technology that drives employee engagement and workplace culture, and continues to enhance and evolve its solutions. I look forward to being part of this thriving enterprise and to helping Quantum Workplace enter its next phase of expansion."
-Julie Norquist Roy
Roy commented on joining the Board: “Quantum Workplace was among the first providers in the employee experience segment nearly 20 years ago. Greg and the founding team are truly pioneering and helped shape an industry that has since morphed into a major focus of nearly every corporation today. Quantum is on the cutting edge of innovative technology that drives employee engagement and workplace culture, and continues to enhance and evolve its solutions. I look forward to being part of this thriving enterprise and to helping Quantum Workplace enter its next phase of expansion.”
Roy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences with a focus on international relations from the University of California, Berkeley and an International Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Previously, she served as an advisory board member to software providers FloQast, a developer of close management software for finance teams, and OpenSesame, a provider of corporate e-learning software solutions.
A resident of Los Angeles, Roy lived in Paris for nearly 20 years and is fluent in French. She began her career there, working in broadcast journalism.