Igloo Software’s Kristen Ruttgaizer Appointed Chief People Officer
The addition to the C-Suite will further Igloo’s people-first strategy and digital workplace culture
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON — May 16, 2022 — Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, today announced that Kristen Ruttgaizer has been promoted to serve as the company’s Chief People Officer (CPO). During Ruttgaizer’s six-year tenure, she has led the organization in creating and implementing world-class employee-first processes, hybrid and remote work programs, and policies that have built the strong company culture Igloo has today.
“Kristen Ruttgaizer plays an important strategic role at Igloo as an advisor to me and to our Board. Our success is all about the success our people, my fellow Iglooites, find in their work each day. Kristen is the architect of our People First approach,” said Mike Gaburo, CEO of Igloo Software. “As the guiding force behind Igloo’s workplace practices, perks and benefits, Kristen is one of the key drivers of Igloo’s success. We’re excited to have Kristen assume this newly created C-Suite role.”
With 20 years of human resource (HR) industry experience, Ruttgaizer has proven expertise in leading global organizational design, implementing global HR programs and initiatives, providing influential leader and employee coaching as well as fostering a positive employee culture. She held many strategic HR roles at BlackBerry for over 11 years until joining Igloo in 2016. In 2020, she was promoted to Vice President of People and Culture and grew the HR department to a team of six. In the last year, Ruttgaizer also added internal communications to her responsibilities and has brought greater rigor and discipline to company planning and execution.
“A people-first strategy is core to Igloo’s success. It is not just about the technology, it is about the partnership and the people with the right experience to help digital workplaces succeed,” explains Ruttgaizer. “I am proud of my contribution to have helped define Igloo’s mission, vision and values, which has become the foundation on which the company has built the employee culture Igloo has today. I look forward to continuing to drive that momentum as Chief People Officer.”
Under Ruttgaizer’s direction, Igloo’s HR function has dramatically matured with competitive compensation programs, health and financial benefit packages, recruiting processes, learning and development programs, employee engagement programs and HR systems that not only drive efficient processes for employees and leaders across Igloo, but also put a foundation in place to create Igloo’s high-performance culture. As CPO, she will continue to serve as an advocate for all Iglooites and as a strategic advisor to Igloo’s leadership team.
About Igloo Software
Igloo Software is the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies move beyond traditional intranets to inspiring digital destinations that improve communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and culture. All Igloo Software solutions are 100% cloud-based, mobile-enabled, and integrate with the leading enterprise systems and cloud apps your business relies on. By centralizing all information, Igloo Software provides a single-source-of-truth and enables a more productive and engaged workforce. For more information, please visit www.igloosoftware.com. Follow Igloo Software on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.