Higher Logic Names Ann Burns as Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Burns, Chief Human Resources Officer, Higher Logic

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Higher Logic today announced it has expanded its executive team, naming Ann Burns as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Burns brings nearly 15 years of executive management experience to Higher Logic, including supporting organizations through rapid expansion. She will be responsible for guiding the dynamic growth at Higher Logic, which recently acquired Informz, Inc. and Real Magnet, Inc., nearly doubling the workforce to 342 employees. The company also continues on a rapid organic growth pace, increasing sales during the first half of 2017 by 91 percent over the first half of 2016.

“Higher Logic has grown rapidly in the past year, both organically and through acquisitions, and yet we are just at the beginning of this growth arc,” said Rob Wenger, Higher Logic CEO. “We’re so pleased to have someone with Ann’s experience and know-how to help guide our workforce through this process.”

Burns has a long track record of establishing, scaling and leading top-performing global HR operations. Prior to Higher Logic she was Vice President, Human Resources at Tenable Network Security, where she managed an average headcount increase of 35 percent year-over-year, growing the organization from 200 to more than 850 employees, and had oversight of employees at facilities in 20 countries. Before that, Burns held multiple executive positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), including Vice President, Human Resources and AVP / Deputy Human Resources Director. During that period, she led HR for a business unit responsible for approximately $800 million in…

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