AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the appointment of Annette Alexander to the company’s new role of Chief People Officer. Annette will lead all strategic vision and oversight for human resources and company culture across the Employee Experience, Learning & Development, Recruiting and IT/Facilities teams worldwide. The establishment of the role comes as WP Engine continues its expansion opening an office in Limerick, Ireland last September and growing its employee base by almost 25% last year and looks to further build on its award-winning culture. She joins the executive team at WP Engine’s headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Annette is an accomplished human resources executive with over 15 years of experience in finding and cultivating talent for companies in the e-commerce, financial services, industrial engineering and technology industries. During her career, she has cultivated an impressive track record of successfully building and leading global HR teams.
“A core cultural tenet at WP Engine is where the best gets better which helps drive our strategic business priority of being a ‘workplace of choice’,” said Heather Brunner, CEO of WP Engine. “We’re thrilled to have Annette join and help advance our cultural foundation so that we continue to identify, attract and grow the talent we need to drive enterprise value.”
Prior to WP Engine, Annette was Vice President of Human Resources at RetailMeNot in Austin where she led all human resources activities for the e-commerce company. Prior to RetailMeNot, she held senior leadership positions in Europe and the U.K. for global companies such as PayPal, Danaher, Barclays and at Dell, where she was instrumental in launching the company’s office in Scotland.
“I’m excited to join WP Engine as we continue our global growth and expansion,” said Annette Alexander, CPO of WP Engine. “Building a strong and inclusive culture, one where each employee understands how they impact the business and how they can grow their careers will be a competitive advantage. I look forward to working with all our employees to infuse our culture and values into everything we do and build upon our reputation as a great place to work.”
ABOUT WP ENGINE
WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives enterprises and agencies the agility, performance, intelligence and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts trusted by over 60,000 companies across over 140 countries to provide counsel and support helps brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; and Limerick, Ireland.