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Why Acendre

It’s about your success and results. Acendre helps organizations plan, recruit, onboard, engage, manage and develop their people to improve workforce performance. Harnessing insights from people analytics, we partner with organizations to help them gain data-driven insight to their workforce.

We believe that talent management technology, underpinned by people analytics, is fundamental to transforming organizational performance.

Our Journey

Acendre was formed in 1997 (as NGA.NET) in Australia, with co-founder Mike Giuffrida’s vision of revolutionizing talent management. Initially focused on recruitment and talent acquisition, Acendre has evolved to provide a full integrated talent management system that today serves many of the world’s largest enterprises. As Mike leads Acendre to new heights, he continues to instill a passion to our customers and employees that integrated talent management, underpinned by people analytics, is fundamental to transforming organizational performance.

In 2010, Acendre entered the North American market, where the company has quickly established a leadership position in the United States federal government. Today, with offices in three continents, the company’s solutions are deployed in over 200 of the world’s largest organizations, including almost 100 federal agencies, helping them recruit, onboard, engage and develop their employees to improve workforce performance. A recipient of numerous awards and with almost 400,000 users, Acendre processes over two million resumes a year and over two million transactions every week.

200+ Global Customers. Millions of Applicants, Jobs and Employees Managed

We are proud to partner with many of the world’s leading talent management consultants

Acendre Executive Management

Meet the leaders that run the business

Mike Giuffrida

Mike Giuffrida

Co-Founder and CEO

Mike co-founded Acendre in 1997 and was appointed our CEO in 2002. Widely regarded as a Talent Acquisition and Talent Management thought leader, Mike was awarded the 2008 Victoria State Pearcey Award for his innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to IT research and development.

Josh Steele


Josh joined Acendre in 2015. He is responsible for leading worldwide operations, driving strategic imperatives and providing timely and accurate business insight as Acendre expands its market presence in new channels and geographies. Having served in senior leadership roles for a number of high profile startups and industry leading technology companies including MicroStrategy, Rosetta Stone and AOL, he is adept at positioning companies for rapid and sustained growth.

Karen Evans


Karen joined Acendre in 2004 and holds the role of Managing Director, APAC. Leveraging experience gained over more than 20 years in Talent Management, Karen develops and leads the strategic direction for the region.

Liam Ackland


Joining Acendre in 2003, Liam has more than 15 years human capital technology experience. Instrumental in Acendre’s success through leading the Australian sales team, Liam next spent almost seven years in Washington, DC, introducing Acendre’s software solutions to the US federal market. Liam is now based in Melbourne, working with private and public sector organizations to deliver innovative talent management solutions.

Sudeep Dharan


Sudeep joined Acendre in 2015. He is responsible for all technology, SaaS operations and product management functions in the company. He is an exceptionally skilled executive; seasoned and tenured in the technology industry. Having worked in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 companies to industry disrupting start-ups with multiple exits, his wealth of experience will be invaluable for Acendre’s continued growth.

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