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United States - San Francisco, California
  • 09/05/2024
  • Series A
  • $10,000,000

The challenge people leaders face is that the employee experience design process resides across distributed teams, disparate HR systems, and in many cases, spreadsheets & powerpoints. Once people programs are launched, there’s an initial buzz, then they get swept under the rug in sixty days and it’s onto the next burning need.

Creating & executing best-in-class people programs to treat employees like internal customers is extremely manual and time-consuming—they include many moving parts such as goals, branding, content, communications, timeline, rewards, and ROI. In the hybrid workplace, there’s no effective way to manage this.

We’re here to change that—our goal is to elevate the role of people leaders everywhere and help them to sustain their people program utilization over time. We’re empowering them to showcase the impact of the people org to their leadership team & board while helping them to get executive buy-in and unlock more budget internally to experiment & run innovative people programs.

ChangeEngine’s founder DNA is the fusion between HR & Marketing Tech with RolePoint co-founders and Gigya, WorkSpan, & Sendoso execs.

Come ride the tidal wave with us: hello@changeengine.com

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Andrew HigashiCo Founder

Andrew Higashi United States - San Francisco, California

Hello! 👋

As Co-founder & CEO of ChangeEngine, I’m obsessed with bridging the innovation gap from Customer Experience to Employee Experience and helping People leaders to deliver the employee moments that matter most. I truly believe People are a company’s greatest asset; the heart of a company’s success or failure. HR & People teams are not a cost center, but rather, they’re the means by which a company drives profit & revenue.

I love thought-provoking conversations that challenge me to evolve towards my best self. Early in my life, I was taught the concept of Kaizen (”kai-” means “change” and “-zen” means “good”), which led to my journey for continuous self-improvement. I’m constantly learning so I can make a positive impact on those around me. That’s why I’m an advocate of driving a diverse & inclusive workplace where each employee has an equal voice.

I’m between 4th & 5th generation Japanese-American with the majority of my family being from the beautiful islands of Hawai’i. I was born in New Jersey and lived in Florida, Singapore, and California. I’ve been in San Francisco for almost a decade—it’s the place I call home. I was a community college transfer student to UC Irvine. My pandemic hobbies include house plants, Rubik’s cube, long walks, Netflix, journaling, and supporting local business owners.

I thrive in fast-paced environments, building companies from Seed to Series C. I’m an operator with 13 years of experience in senior executive roles at category-leading B2B SaaS companies including Gigya (acquired by SAP for $350M), RolePoint (acquired by Jobvite), WorkSpan (Series B), and Sendoso (Series C). I’m a big fan of giving back and providing value where I can, so don’t hesitate to reach out.