Veteran HR executive with extensive global tech experience joins leadership team
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Appfire, a leading provider of apps that help teams solve modern challenges with digital solutions, today announced the appointment of Jagdish Chugani to Chief People Officer. As part of the executive team, Jagdish will report to CEO, Randall Ward, and will lead the global HR organization, including talent management, culture and engagement. He will also oversee new initiatives to help Appfire nurture a diverse, equitable and inclusive experience for all candidates and team members.
Previously, Jagdish was Senior Vice President of Talent at PlanSource and a key member of the Human Capital and executive leadership teams at UnitedHealth Group. At PlanSource, he led the company through tremendous growth and change fostering a strong culture with a distributed global team while being a strong advocate for employees. As the Human Capital Leader at UnitedHealth Group, he led several mergers and acquisitions — scaling and stabilizing business units as they grew from 3,500 to 10,500 employees.
“We are excited to welcome Jagdish to the team,” said Randall Ward, CEO, Appfire. “Jagdish’s impressive leadership acumen, combined with his expertise in transforming culture and employee performance, plays an essential role as we continue to scale our culture-driven company in high growth mode.”
With many years of professional experience, Jagdish will help develop and execute strategies to grow revenue, strengthen internal infrastructure, and increase enterprise value by developing and delivering human capital strategies, talent management best practices, and operational efficiency.
“I am thrilled to join such a collaborative and values driven organization. Appfire has a remarkable culture and offers a tremendous value proposition to its customers. My first priority at Appfire will be leveraging and building on the great successes the company has experienced to date, understanding what we have to accomplish from a business strategy point of view and then ensuring we have the organizational structure and people resources we need to achieve that in a diverse and inclusive manner,” commented Jagdish. “My goal is to accelerate Appfire’s growth globally, and to understand how to best allocate and maximize the potential of the talent and leadership resources we already have, augmenting those wherever necessary.”
Jagdish holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in Organizational Behavior and Strategy and a BS in Computer Engineering.
Appfire is an award-winning Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner and a global authority in the Atlassian ecosystem for more than 15 years. Appfire’s popular solutions help teams with Workflow and Automation, Business Intelligence (BI), Administrative Tools, Developer Tools, Product Portfolio Management, Agile, and Publishing. The company has the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace with 180+ purpose-built products and 195,000 active installations worldwide. Learn more at www.appfire.com.