An announcement which adds another name to the list of Indian CEOs of American companies, Cornerstone OnDemand this week appointed Himanshu Palsule as the new Chief Executive Officer. The cloud-based talent management company backed by Clearlake Capital Group also announced that Palsule would join the Board of Directors as a member.
Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Clearlake commented on the appointment, “We are excited to welcome Himanshu to the Cornerstone executive team. Himanshu is an experienced software industry leader who brings leadership at scale to the Company, including most recently at Epicor Software where he was responsible for driving growth through product innovation and customer success while simultaneously executing on a buy-and-build strategy,”.
Boasting a deep industry knowledge of shaping new markets, Palsule has over 35 years of experience leading product, technology, and marketing organizations with a focus on driving growth and customer value. Prior to joining Cornerstone, he served as President of Epicor Software. He was also a member of the Board of Directors at Channel Advisors and Calabrio and headlined Sage Technologies’s initiatives as the Chief Technical Officer and Head of Strategy.
Palsule was clearly excited with this opportunity as shown in the tweet below:
“I am honored to lead Cornerstone through its next phase of growth. Never before has our purpose been more critical to the world around us. Together with the team and my colleagues, I will help Cornerstone to continue to advance human capital management (“HCM”) technology, AI, data and content innovations and expand the capabilities of our business that will allow our customers to create extraordinary organizations that learn, grow and thrive, together. I am confident in Cornerstone’s future and look forward to further accelerating the value we bring to all of our stakeholders.” said the new CEO Himanshu Palsule.
With more than three decades of expertise in product and innovation strategy and vast experience in inorganic growth acceleration, it would be interesting to see how Palsule leads the continued growth of Cornerstone.