David Ossip, Chairman and CEO of Ceridian, is a transformational technology leader and serial entrepreneur. Previously, he founded Dayforce – a highly successful SaaS-based workforce management company – which was acquired by Ceridian in 2012. He is the driving force behind the innovation, vision and leadership at Ceridian, one of the fastest growing global human capital management (HCM) Cloud technology companies. Ceridian’s brand promise, Makes Work Life BetterTM, is a promise to deliver innovative technology that helps companies better engage and manage their employees.
Dayforce, Ceridian’s modern, scalable Cloud platform, has grown at an annual compounded rate of 58 percent since 2012, and Ceridian now serves 3700 customers. In 2018, Ceridian went public on the TSX and NYSE.
David is the recipient of many awards for his leadership, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a nationally awarded Special Citation for Technology Innovation. David was also named to Canada’s Top 40 under 40. In 2017, David was awarded Canada’s Most Admired CEO for Transformational Leadership by Waterstone Human Capital. David has also been named as one of the Highest Rated CEOs by Glassdoor.
Ceridian received a record number of awards in 2018 recognizing its products, services and employee engagement, including Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards for Best Places to Work in both the U.S. and Canada, Best Workplaces certification in both the US and Canada, and Best Workplaces for Inclusion, for Millennials, for Women, and for Technology.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Econometrics) from University of Toronto and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
As President of Ceridian, Leagh Turner is responsible for driving revenue world-wide and daily operations while overseeing the company’s go-to-market strategy and field efforts. She is passionate about helping customers reach new and sustainable heights, and fosters a trusted advisor culture across the sales, marketing, services, customer success, and strategic partner teams she leads.
A seasoned global technology executive with a career in the software industry, Leagh has a proven ability to drive growth by building and leading high performing teams focused on delivering meaningful, long-term value. Prior to joining Ceridian as President in August 2018, she served in many senior leadership roles at SAP, including Global Chief Operating Officer for their Strategic Customer Program, and Chief Operating Officer in EMEA and Canada. Leagh has also held sales leadership positions at MicroStrategy and Oracle, and began her career in sales at Xerox.
A strong advocate for the advancement of women in leadership, Leagh was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women at the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Awards in 2016, and is a board member of Plan International Canada, a global not-for-profit which focuses on improving the lives of the world’s children.
Leagh is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
As Executive Vice President, Implementation, Adrian Grbavac is responsible for the operations, growth and strategy of the Implementation team. He has extensive industry experience building high-performing teams, and uses proven cloud methodologies to achieve customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining Ceridian in January 2014, Adrian spent 10 years at Netsuite, where he was most recently the Vice President of Professional Services, managing the Retail, Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing verticals. While at NetSuite, Adrian was responsible for the successful completion of over 2,500 projects.
Before NetSuite, Adrian provided enterprise-level ERP consulting for strategic accounts for the Baan Company.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Western Ontario and a post-graduate AIT diploma from the Information Technology Institute.
Arthur Gitajn is Chief Financial Officer at Ceridian. He is responsible for the company’s global financial strategy, financial planning, and reporting and analysis, as well as tax, treasury, purchasing, and investor relations.
Arthur has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting and is a Sells award winning CPA. Prior to joining Ceridian in October 2016, he served in senior financial management positions at SAP in Canada and Europe. Arthur has also served as CFO of Workbrain and Intentia.
Arthur earned a M.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also has an Institute of Corporate Directors designation from the Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
As Chief Operating Officer, Chris Armstrong is responsible for global operations, customer support and information technology. In this role, he incorporates innovative technology and people driven approaches to achieve high levels of employee and customer engagement.
Chris joined Ceridian in 2004, holding a number of commercial and operational leadership roles during his tenure. His experience with Ceridian has provided him with a well-rounded understanding of the HCM Marketplace and accurate perspective on specific customer needs. Chris’ involvement in building Ceridian’s customer support team has been instrumental in the overall success of the organization and its reputation for customer service excellence.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University, has been active in the United Way, including in the role of National Chair twice and is in the MN Top 500.
Erik Zimmer is the Chief Strategy Officer of Ceridian, a position he has held since August 2018. As the Chief Strategy Officer Erik is responsible for Ceridian’s global strategies including go to market, business development, and strategic planning.
Erik has extensive experience in finance, operations, innovation, sales and strategy. Prior to joining Ceridian, Erik served as a managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and as an operating advisor for numerous Fortune 1000 organizations. Since 2011, Erik has acted as a strategic advisor of Ceridian, and had deep involvement in the design and build of our Dayforce Activate technology that led to a significant reduction in implementation cycle times for our customers.
Erik received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his Master of Engineering (MEng), Design and Operations Management degree from McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Jim Jensen is Senior Vice President of Global Partners & Alliances at Ceridian, responsible for leading the company’s global partnership network and expansion into new markets. He joined Ceridian in June 2016, and currently manages advisory relations, software alliances, broker relations, master business agreements, and private equity and channel partners.
Prior to Ceridian, Jim held senior technology alliance, CIO and software development positions at Ultimate Software. A seasoned executive with a strong background in financial management as well as business and software development and strategic planning, Jim has presented nationally at IHRM, APA, SHRM. He’s also presented at Microsoft's Developer Conference and other technology conferences on topics such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Technology Trends, HR Technology and Corporate Branding, Company Culture and the Changing Workforce.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University and a B.A. from Clemson University.
Lisa Sterling is the Chief People and Culture Officer at Ceridian, focused on executing the organization’s global people strategy combined with leading the vision on the Dayforce Talent Management offering.
Lisa has many years of successful execution in people, program, process, and software design and execution. She has a broad range of expertise covering the entire people experience as well as talent management technology. Prior to Ceridian, Lisa ran the Talent Technology Solutions organization for Mercer. A recognized thought leader in the market and to Ceridian’s clientele, Lisa has a true passion for people and products.
In her spare time Lisa can be found on the sidelines of one of her three daughter’s soccer games, lacing up her shoes and going for a run or relaxing by the water with her husband.
As CTO, Ozzie Goldschmied leads all Research and Development and Product Management functions at Ceridian. He is focused on best practices, excellence, and innovation in product delivery. He has lead the design and development of Dayforce, the award winning single application for human capital management.
Ozzie has extensive experience developing human capital management applications coupled with deep analytical financial data applications. Prior to Ceridian, Ozzie was a founding member of Dayforce and Senior Vice President of Engineering.
Prior to Dayforce, Ozzie held a number of senior Research and Development positions at Infor, Workbrain, Sybase, Longview Solutions, and Syndesis where he was responsible for the design and development of robust, highly scalable applications.
Ozzie holds an honors Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Ross Tracey is the Managing Director at Ceridian Europe. He is responsible for Ceridian operations in Europe, including services and customer support.
Ross, who joined Ceridian in 2009, became Chief Technology Officer for Ceridian UK in 2011. In this role, he oversaw UK R&D, Implementation, and Information Technology and was accountable for bringing Dayforce to Ceridian’s UK customers.
Prior to joining Ceridian, Ross worked at Bluerock Consulting and KPMG where he provided technology consultancy to leading organizations in the financial services sector. He holds a BSC in Psychology and a post graduate diploma in Information Technology from City, University of London.
Scott Kitching is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ceridian, responsible for the management of all legal affairs for the company. Scott joined Ceridian over 10 years ago as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ceridian’s Canadian affiliate, Ceridian Canada Ltd., and was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Ceridian HCM, Inc. in 2013.
In his role as General Counsel, Scott oversees a team of lawyers and legal staff, responsible for the negotiation of customer, third party supplier and vendor contracts, litigation management, intellectual property matters, corporate governance, compliance, employment law and all other legal areas. Scott also plays an active role in Ceridian's overall management and the business affairs and strategic direction of the company.
Prior to joining Ceridian, Scott practiced business law with one of Winnipeg's largest law firms, with an emphasis on sales and acquisitions, financing, insolvency / receivership and commercial leasing.
Scott was a sessional instructor in the area of Business Law for the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba for many years. He also served on the executive of the Business Law Subsection of the Manitoba Bar Association. He received his LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1994, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1995.
Ted Malley is the Chief Customer Officer, responsible for customer advocacy and satisfaction across Ceridian, in collaboration with our product, R&D, and services teams.
With over 25 years in the HCM software industry, Ted combines his personal passion for helping people, with a solid technical understanding, and operational experience to drive successful outcomes for Ceridian’s customers. Before joining Ceridian, Ted co-founded RelatedMatters, Inc. and developed the mobile app TeamRelate, which was acquired by Ceridian in March 2015. Prior to that, Ted held various executive operational roles at Ultimate Software for 17 years.
Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Warren Perlman is the Chief Information Officer at Ceridian. He is responsible for the organization’s global information technology requirements and leads the design, delivery, and management of Ceridian’s technology infrastructure. Additionally, he supports and helps grow Ceridian’s business with IT excellence to ensure compliance, protection, and security for all data. Warren’s strategic initiatives prioritize performance, scalability, and responsiveness for the company and customers focused on improved service delivery, self-service capabilities and agile business models for cloud solutions.
Warren was previously co-founder and vice president of infrastructure and compliance at Dayforce. Prior to that, Warren was a co-founder of Workbrain, where he held several positions in senior management. With over 16 years of industry experience, Warren has held leadership roles at a variety of leading technology companies.
Warren attended York University in Toronto.