Michael Gregoire

Chairman & CEO at Taleo Corporation

By Eric Herr
We were pleased to be able to recruit Michael as the CEO of Taleo. With his background in traditional software models he, more than most, saw the advantages of delivering enterprise software as a service. Michael’s first act at Taleo was to lead the company through a successful IPO. But it has been always clear to Michael this was only the starting point for his stewardship of the company. Under his guidance, Taleo’s focus on operational excellence and scalable leadership, human resources, and processes has delivered substantial top and bottom line growth. Taleo has expanded its product footprint from simply recruiting to performance management and compensation and is extending its reach from its enterprise roots down market to small and medium businesses. As a consequence, today, Taleo is the leader in the On Demand Talent Management marketplace with 2.5 million users in 200 countries, and 100 million job applicants.

Still, for Michael, Taleo is but one slice of life. Since 2001, he’s raced in 12 triathlons and is is a member of the #1 ranked California US Cycling Federation team. He’s also joined the Dean’s External Science Advisory Council at his alma mater, Wilfrid Laurier University, concentrating on helping them envision the next generation of science students.

Eric Herr is Lead Director at Taleo

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Video: Taleo Partners with Customers to Drive Business Performance
Taleo Partners with Customers to Drive Recruiting Innovation and Business Performance

Article: Building an Ambitious SaaS Company: Taleo CEO Michael Gregoire
Sramana Mitra interview - Building an Ambitious SaaS Company: Taleo CEO Michael Gregoire A conversation with Michael Gregoire. Taleo had 2007 sales of 128 Million, and a market cap of close to 500 Million. In this case-study, we will do a deep-dive into the companys business with Michael. (13 Part Series)

Article: Between the Lines: SaaS Business Model Execution from Top to Bottom
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model of software delivery has grown rapidly because it's a revolutionary way to deliver business solutions. Gartner reports that "by 2011, 25 percent of new business software will be delivered as SaaS". IDC estimates that "by 2011, this opportunity will reach 14.8 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32%."

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