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Empower Software Solutions Appoints John Whisner as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of workforce and human resources (HR) solutions, has announced the executive appointment of John Whisner to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Whisner will report to President and CEO Jim Hoefflin and will become a member of the company’s leadership team.

Whisner will be responsible for the sales and marketing activities related to Empower Software’s workforce and HR solutions which include: EmpowerTalent™, the company’s talent management solution, EmpowerTime™, the company’s core time and attendance solution, EmpowerHR/Pay™, the company’s HR and payroll platform, and EmpowerTax™, Empower Software’s payroll tax software and outsourcing business. He will focus on go-to-market strategies aimed at attracting clients looking for an alternative to large industry stalwarts, emphasizing Empower Software’s client focus and innovative technology. He will also run the company’s channel partner program. He comes to Empower after serving in successful senior leadership roles at Ceridian and Recall.

“Adding a talented and successful leader like John to our team punctuates how serious we are about demonstrating our expertise and client focus to our target markets,” says Hoefflin. “The companies we serve best are too sophisticated for entry-level solutions, and aren't happy with the technology and service they are getting from large providers. We are thrilled to have John, who has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to recognize HR market opportunities and drive explosive growth.”

“I am extremely excited to lead sales and marketing in a dynamic, high energy and client-focused organization like Empower Software,” says Whisner. “For years, companies have felt that only large industry giants like Ceridian or ADP could solve their HR technology problems. I believe the market is ready for a new approach and Empower Software has the ideas, solutions and client support to upend our competitors.”

About Empower Software Solutions

Empower Software Solutions provides innovative human resources solutions for thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500® companies – including several of the largest U.S. retailers. Empower Software’s integrated human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance outsourcing, workforce management, talent management, and time and attendance solutions. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device, Empower Software believes in providing flexible solutions and superior technology to help businesses efficiently and effectively manage the employee lifecycle and enhance company performance. For more information about Empower Software Solutions, visit

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