Wednesday, October 28, 2009


SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept 08, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Today, SuccessFactors (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced Vicki Bernholz is joining SuccessFactors from Gap Inc. where she was Vice President Human Resource Operations and managed human resources tools and processes for over 100,000 employees in 3,000+ retail stores worldwide.

With more than twenty years of human resources experience, Bernholz has experienced strong growth from the front lines when she held business and human resources positions at the early stages of Blockbuster Video, Boston Market, Wild Oats Markets and Waldo's Dollar Mart de Mexico (Mexico's largest dollar store chain). While at Gap, Bernholz leveraged her background as an MBA and CPA and led several large scale projects for all stores to manage employee satisfaction, define career paths and build bench, all while improving operational efficiency, one of which resulted in over $50 million in savings.

"We as an executive and Board team are convinced that we've found the ideal person for this dream role, as we go from 5 million users to 50 million users globally. With her experience running human resources operations for 100,000 employees in retail - arguably the toughest industry in the world - and intimately knowing, deploying and using our solutions as well as our competitors' to the fullest, and in one of the biggest deployments, Vicki has the grit, ability, ambition, tenacity and personality to do an outstanding job at SuccessFactors. We're excited to have her on board and very much welcome her to the team," said Lars Dalgaard, CEO of SuccessFactors. "She will have great impact not only on our own organization and help us drive stable growth, but also positively influence our roadmap and customers. The most exciting part of hiring Vicki, including the best of many personal references done, was hearing the unanimous excitement and support from SuccessFactors' front-line team in the field with Gap that have worked with her there successfully."

"SuccessFactors' solutions really focus on solving problems of vital importance to companies today - getting the business leaders and the HR community together to think more strategically about their people and operations - to bridge the gap between strategy and execution," said Bernholz. "From my personal experience working with the SuccessFactors team as a client, especially with folks on the front-line, every person I've met here has been truly world-class and intensely customer focused. The company has tremendous energy and a culture that promotes teamwork, creativity and excellence. I'm very much looking forward to leading our people and culture to the next level."

About SuccessFactors, Inc.
SuccessFactors is one of the fastest growing public software companies and the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions. The company enables organizations of every size, and across every industry and geography, to achieve high-performing workforces through goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. From 92 customers and approximately 282,000 end users in 2003 to more than 2,850 customers and more than 5.4 million end users today, SuccessFactors' solutions are widely deployed across 60 industries in over 185 countries in 31 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices around the world, the company employs passionate people focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit:

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