beqom Receives Prestigious Brandon Hall Award

beqom is pleased to announce that it has been named by Brandon Hall Group as a 2017 Silver Award winner. This Excellence in Technology Award recognizes beqom for “Best Advance in Compensation & Benefits and/or Payroll Administration.”

beqom’s total compensation and performance management cloud solution enables large global organizations to manage the reward of their people without compromise. It addresses all performance and compensation aspects such as salary review, bonus, long-term incentives, commission, benefits, non-cash rewards, and all key drivers towards employee performance management and sales performance management.

“Human capital management is evolving faster than at any time in its history, and it is powered by innovative technology developed and implemented by organizations big and small,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “The technology innovators who won Excellence Awards this year were focused on providing users with a better overall experience.”

“Our technology award winners are truly outstanding and set a high bar for others, Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, added. “We have learned a great deal from what they have accomplished.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

“We are honored to receive this recognition by Brandon Hall,” said Tanya Jansen, beqom’s CMO. “2017 has been an evolutionary year for beqom, and this award further validates our position as a software leader in the HCM space—and will no doubt help to fuel a growth filled 2018.”

To view a full list of Brandon Hall’s Technology Award winners, please click here.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. The organization conducts research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of its offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Brandon Hall Group members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs.


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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.