SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

September 16, 2013 10:46 ET

Appian Greets the Class of 2014

CTO Michael Beckley Drives Largest Campus Recruitment Initiative in Company History

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, is greeting the Class of 2014 in a series of campus recruitment activities at many of the nation's top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Liberal Arts institutions. Appian is the driving force for innovation in BPM software, and is aggressively hiring tomorrow's innovation leaders to meet the growing global demand for its product and services. Chief Technology Officer Michael Beckley, who also leads Appian Recruiting, is looking to double the size of the organization in the next 12 months.

According to Mr. Beckley, Appian focuses its hiring efforts on college recruiting because the company prizes aptitude over experience. "When your mission is to transform an industry," he says, "your team can't be hindered by a reliance on the status quo. We think as deeply about people and culture as we do about the technology tools to institutionalize new business models. That's why during peak hiring cycles I spend as much as 80 percent of my time on recruiting. Preserving the culture of innovation and 'the best idea wins' that launched our company is simply that important."

Appian requires the most forward-looking talent because the Appian BPM Suite leverages the most cutting-edge mobile, social, cloud and data capabilities to change how organizations work. Consequently, Mr. Beckley is currently overseeing the largest campus recruitment initiative in Appian's history. Last week, the company participated in Career Fairs at the University of Virginia, Duke University, and William and Mary. Upcoming campus visits include:

  • University of Virginia (September 17-18)
  • University of Maryland (September 18 and 25)
  • Virginia Tech (September 15-17)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (September 19-21)
  • Dartmouth College (September 24)
  • Howard University (September 24)
  • West Virginia University (September 25-26)
  • George Mason University (October 2)

"While the economy continues its tepid recovery and unemployment remains high, Appian is energetically recruiting across Engineering, Services, Sales, Marketing, and virtually every other department," said Mr. Beckley. "This is because, from Day One, we set out to build an organization that would not merely survive, but actually thrive, in an environment of constant change."

About Appian
Appian's market leading Business Process Management (BPM) Suite seamlessly integrates work automation with native mobile and social capabilities. All the data, all the processes, all the documents and all the collaborations -- in one environment, on any device, through a simple social interface. The Appian BPM Suite is available on-premise and in the cloud, with complete portability. More than 3.5 million users, from Fortune 100 companies to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide, trust Appian to power their critical business processes. For more information, visit

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