SOURCE: Saba Software

Saba Software

July 14, 2016 13:00 ET

Saba Expands Executive Leadership Team

Taps Software Industry Leaders to Accelerate Innovation, Drive Growth, and Improve Customer Value

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - Saba, a leader in intelligent cloud-based Talent Management solutions, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its leadership team.

Edward Hayden, Chief Financial Officer; John Hiraoka, Chief Strategy Officer; and Jason Hoffman, Vice President of Information Security, join Saba's executive team to help lead the next phase of growth for the company.

As CFO, Mr. Hayden will lead Saba's financial operations. His depth of strategic finance expertise includes software and SaaS revenue recognition, corporate strategy, financial modeling, and technical accounting. His 20-year career includes finance leadership roles at leading technology businesses including McAfee, NetApp, and Mercury Interactive, and as an audit manager and CPA at KPMG.

Mr. Hiraoka joins Saba as Chief Strategy Officer to lead product strategy and corporate development. He is a recognized expert in enterprise application design, development, sales and marketing. His 30 years' experience also includes leadership roles in corporate development, organizational strategy, and operational management at Epicor Software, Platinum Software and DataWorks Corporation.

Mr. Hoffman, recognized as an information security executive of the year, takes on the leadership role as Saba's Vice President of Information Security. He is a technology, security, and risk management leader with 25 years of expertise in large and complex healthcare, banking, and technology organizations including Marketo, HP (Autonomy), Verisign, Kaiser Permanente, and Wells Fargo Bank. He is also a certified security expert with CISM, CISSP and CISA certifications.

"This is an exciting period of growth for the company and I am thrilled to welcome such a wealth of talent to the Saba executive team," said Pervez Qureshi, Saba CEO. "Edward, John, and Jason bring an exceptional level of experience, leadership, and strategic perspective to the organization. They will play a critical role for Saba as we accelerate our plans for delivering market-leading innovation and value to our customers worldwide."

About Saba
Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management solution used by leading organizations worldwide to hire, develop, engage and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content to help employees and businesses lead and succeed. It is purpose-built on a highly scalable platform that exceeds industry security and reliability standards. Saba has more than 31 million users and 2,200 customers across 195 countries and 37 languages. Learn more about intelligent talent management at

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