As co-founder and CEO of Kenexa (www.kenexa.com), an IBM company, Nooruddin (Rudy) Karsan built the company to its current standing as a leading global provider of business solutions for human resources. The company was acquired by IBM in December 2012 to provide a platform for their Smarter Workforce initiative. Started in 1987, Kenexa boasts a global presence in more than 20 countries, over 2900 employees, and a stellar client list including four of the Fortune 5. Kenexa’s unique combination of software solutions, content and services helps organizations improve business outcomes. Kenexa has received numerous awards in the HCM and HR technology space, including Forbes’ Fastest Growing Technology Companies, and Top HR Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive® magazine in 2008 and 2010.
In addition to his leadership, Rudy brings to the company his vision of serving humanity, which has become Kenexa’s mission. He has been lauded for his entrepreneurial and humanitarian achievements by the Kauffman Foundation, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program, the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board. In 2010, he co-authored a book, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement, which was a NY Times bestseller, and illustrates many of Rudy's personal beliefs with respect to organizational and career success. Rudy attributes his personal success to the unconditional support of his family, which he considers his greatest achievement. Rudy firmly believes in the power of continuous learning, and his blog is his personal platform for sharing his views on a wide variety of topics.
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