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Fortune 100 Executive joins Headspring as COO

Fortune 100 Executive joins Headspring as COO, Headspring

AUSTIN, Texas, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Software consulting firm Headspring has expanded their executive team by appointing industry veteran Walt Hauck as Chief Operating Officer. According to Headspring's CEO Dustin Wells, "Walt brings a unique combination of product vision and a proven ability to develop great teams. His leadership will accelerate our long-term growth." Hauck looks forward to growing his relationship with the firm: "I've been associated with Headspring for 10 years, both as a customer and member of the Headspring Advisory Board. It's a privilege to join such a talent-rich software organization."

A two-time winner of CIO Magazine's Enterprise Value Award, Hauck is recognized for driving business innovation through vision and technology. Prior to joining Headspring, he led product development at Haemonetics and Pamplona Communications and served as VP of Worldwide Technology at Pfizer, where he led development of electronic submissions and paperless clinical trials. He was also CIO & SVP Technology at Dun & Bradstreet.

As Headspring's COO, Hauck will lead the Sales and People functions while developing new offerings and innovation in the Healthcare space. Bringing his executive expertise to Headspring's consulting organization will support their expansion into new markets and bring their purpose and values to the next level.

"Walt is one of those rare technology leaders that really focuses on knowing the customer's business," commented Dr. Ed Harrigan, retired SVP of Regulatory at Pfizer and Board Member for several biotechs remarked. "He sees opportunities to make a difference, then builds the teams to make them real."

Headspring Advisory Board member and retired Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, Duy-Loan Le, also commented: "As a board member, Walt has always been a strong advocate for the customer and for the culture at Headspring. He's helped shape the growth strategy for the business, and we're all excited to have him onboard to deliver it."

"We're on a path to growth," says Wells, "and as a purpose-driven company, that means expanding our impact and the value we bring to clients, our employees, and the communities that we support. I'm excited that Walt's proven executive leadership will help us execute on our ambitious plans."

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Global Growth Executive joins Headspring as Chief Commercial Officer

Global Growth Executive joins Headspring as Chief Commercial Officer

Software consultancy Headspring has appointed Karen Freitag as Chief Commercial Officer. Karen is a proven business leader set to scale Headspring's mission across all business units and geographies. As CCO, she will guide Sales and Marketing while leveraging her extensive cloud and SaaS expertise to expand Headspring's client base, become more deeply integrated with existing partners, and drive additional value and offerings. Karen has spent the majority of her career growing large, multinational companies like IBM, Nortel Networks, Ericsson, and Sprint. She's thrived by applying her world-class IBM Sales training across industries, most recently for two startups in the technology sector. With Headspring, she looks forward to putting systems and processes in place to drive success while maintaining the agility and client focus of an entrepreneurial firm. "I have a great respect for Headspring and how they've grown the business already," comments Karen. "I see so many areas of opportunity here and I look forward to further elevating this amazing company that has accomplished so much already." Headspring's CEO, Dustin Wells, notes the synergy he discovered with Karen. "When I asked her about her ideal role, she mentioned Growth, People & Talent, and Relationships. These were the top things I was looking for, and during months of mutual vetting, I found that she has a proven record of delivering all three." Karen's addition represents a new stage of growth for Headspring. She sets a new pace for the company with her approach to problem solving, training and team building, consulting and partnering, and customer relationships. Karen's experience benefits not just the business, but everyone who works with her. "Our commitment to employees is that they will grow faster here than anywhere else," explains Dustin. "Karen not only brings the corporate experience to drive business growth, but she has a proven track record of building and developing amazing teams." About Karen Karen Freitag is a global sales executive with a rare combination of operational experience, P&L responsibility, technical knowledge, and high-growth sales performance history. She achieved impressive results with IBM, Nortel Networks, Ericsson, and Sprint, before leading two technology startups to rapid growth. About Headspring Headspring is a technology and software consultancy transforming organizations with cloud-first solutions, from application development to architectural strategy to legacy system transformation. Headspring's teams are motivated daily by the core belief that great software has the power to transform organizations and lives. SOURCE Headspring Related Links

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