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AcendreGov is dedicated to Acendre’s US Public Sector talent management practice

Acendre believes that secure, configurable HR technology, underpinned by actionable analytics, is fundamental to meeting your organizational goals.

Working with Acendre means you get a partner, not just a one-size-fits-all HR solution. We’ll collaborate and innovate to make sure you can meet your mission every day. The Acendre talent management suite is purpose-built to enable you to take control of your programs. Our solution enables you to own and manage your process and your workforce in ways that you cannot do today.

For more information about Acendre, please visit www.acendre.com.

Acendre Executive Management

Meet the leaders that run the business

Otto Berkes


Otto joined Acendre as CEO in 2019 after serving as one of the company’s Independent Directors. Previously, Otto was EVP and CTO at CA Technologies where he was responsible for Operation Tensor, a three-year, company-wide business transformation initiative aimed at shifting the majority of the company’s revenues to a subscription-based model. Read More

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.

Kristin Dabney


Joining Acendre in 2020, Kristin brings over two decades of business and HR experience leading global HR teams in high-growth private equity environments. Most recently at Community Brands, she supported 2,000+ employees across 42 states and 5 countries. Prior to that she was responsible for the people strategy at Primatics Financial (now SS&C Primatics) from start-up, through private… Read more

Leslie Stefanik


Joining Acendre in 2019, Leslie brings over 25 years of marketing experience in communications, branding and demand generation. She has a proven track record of results leading marketing organizations at PublicRelay, Optymyze and Deltek. Leslie holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Youngstown State University.

Mac Mirchandani


Joining Acendre in 2019, Mac is a product management leader with 20 years of experience launching great software and information products, leading global product and go-to-market teams, and delivering results. He has significant experience in the strategy, build, launch and growth of SaaS and ML products enabling customers to make better use of information and drive to positive outcome.

Scott Mitchell


Scott Mitchell has 25 years of experience spanning corporate finance, accounting, financial planning, and corporate development. He joined Acendre in 2020 from Community Brands, a software and payments solution provider for non-profits, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance. Prior to Community Brands, Scott held leadership… Read more

Ed Gipple


Ed joined Acendre in 2019 as part of the ICS Learning Group acquisition. Ed has over 30 years of experience in corporate communications and training with a focus on eLearning and learning management system development. Ed is passionate about working with customers to help them create state-of-the-art training programs that engage and motivate… Read more

Ben King


Ben joined Acendre in 2020, bringing more than 16 years experience working across many aspects of HR. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in Recruitment, Talent Management, OD, generalist HR and in HR software where he has spent the last 12 years consulting in, project managing and leading large multi-module HR tech projects.Prior to joining Acendre… Read more

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