WalkMe Announces Leadership and Board Changes
WalkMe co-founder Rafael Sweary to step down as President; Board Member Michele Bettencourt appointed as Board Chairperson
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WalkMe Ltd. (NASDAQ: WKME), a leading provider of digital adoption solutions, today announced co-founder, Rafael Sweary, is stepping down as President effective January 5, 2023. Sweary will continue to hold a Board position and work closely with the company. In addition, the company announced current Board member, Michele Bettencourt, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors, effective December 31, 2022.
“It has been an amazing 12 years working with the team at WalkMe to build the company we have today,” said Sweary. “With a strong leadership team in place and WalkMe’s market presence at an all time high, it gives me the confidence to be able to take a step back in my role as President. I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and thank our employees, customers, industry analysts, and investors for their belief in our mission and vision through this journey. Now more than ever, I am a true believer in our vision and DAP market category. I am excited to continue to serve, advise and cheer on WalkMe in my role as a board member.”
“It is hard to believe that a little more than a decade ago, Rafael and I were hiring our first employees, closing our first customers, and beginning to execute against our vision for WalkMe,” said Adika. “He is a dear friend and colleague, and will always be one of the industry’s biggest visionaries and evangelists. I am also excited to appoint Michele Bettencourt as Board Chairperson. I’m pleased to expand her responsibilities and further tap her expertise in operationalizing software businesses. She has been a very active member of our Board and a tremendous resource to me personally over the past two years. I’m thrilled to work even closer with Michele to drive WalkMe’s next phase of growth.”
“Businesses across the globe continue to try to optimize their digital experience for their workforce, and I believe that WalkMe is uniquely positioned to help drive more efficient and agile organizations,” said Bettencourt. “After two years serving as a Board Member, I’m thrilled to take on the role as Chairperson of WalkMe and work closely with Dan and the rest of the strong leadership team already in place to continue to realize this vision.”
WalkMe’s cloud-based Digital Adoption Platform enables organizations to measure, drive and act to ultimately accelerate their digital transformations and better realize the value of their software investments. Our platform leverages proprietary technology to provide visibility to an organization’s Chief Information Officer and business leaders, while improving user experience, productivity and efficiency for employees and customers. Alongside walkthroughs and third-party integration capabilities, our platform can be customized to fit an organization’s needs.
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