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Axonify Appoints Joe Wagner as New Chief Operating Officer

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Selection Heralds Rapid Growth as Axonify Scales to Meet Unprecedented Customer Demand

joe1WATERLOO, ON (Sept. 21, 2016)—Axonify, the company behind the world’s first employee knowledge platform, announced today that Joe Wagner has joined its executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Wagner has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience, and most recently served as the SVP of international business and global channels and alliances at GT Nexus, the world’s largest cloud-based commerce platform.

Wagner started his career in technical roles and then moved on to sales and management positions, where he gained a reputation for building, managing and energizing high performance teams of all sizes.

“Axonify is committed to accelerating its growth trajectory to meet the incredible interest we have from existing and potential customers, and part of that commitment is evolving to have the right internal structures and processes in place,” said Axonify CEO Carol Leaman. “Joe is adding significant bench strength to the executive team as we take our business to the next level.”

Previous to GT Nexus, Wagner was the Vice President of Sales at E2open and a public company officer for Novell, a global software leader for enterprises worldwide, where he spent seven years in a range of senior leadership positions, including Global Operations and GM of Novell’s Systems and Resource Management Business. Over the course of his career, he helped turn around a $1 billion business from -5% to +16% EBITDA, growing a key division by 10% and doubling enterprise value. Wagner also drove revenue growth through his direct field leadership of more than $100 million in revenue, led top tier alliances responsible for more than $400 million in sales, and maintained operational leadership of more than $1 billion in global sales.

“Carol and her stellar team are transforming the way leading enterprises all over the world solve significant business challenges through a smart and innovative approach to building and applying employee knowledge to get measurable business results,” said Joe Wagner, COO of Axonify. “I’m thrilled to join the executive team as we fast-track operational growth to keep pace with customer demand. Being a part of something like Axonify that is on the forward edge of innovation, with nearly unlimited growth potential, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

About Axonify

Axonify is pushing beyond the boundaries of eLearning with the introduction of the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform. Powerhouse brands like Walmart, Toyota and Johnson & Johnson are leveraging the Axonify platform to fuel their employees with the knowledge they need to be successful on the job. Built with the fundamentals of brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, microlearning and knowledge-on-demand at its core, the award-winning Axonify Employee Knowledge Platform is proven to encourage employees to take the right actions—ultimately driving business outcomes that increase revenue or decrease expenses. Through its unique analytics and reporting capabilities, Axonify is the only solution that allows organizations to finally tie the impact of employee knowledge to behavior change to bottom line results. Axonify: Fuel your people + power your organization.


For more information, please contact:

Laura Martin, VP of Marketing

Axonify Inc.

Email: lmartin(at)

Tel: 519-585-1200 x203