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About Us

O.C. Tanner improves workplace cultures through personalised employee recognition solutions, so people feel appreciated, do their best work, and come to stay.

Thousands of the most respected organisations around the world rely on O.C. Tanner’s software and services to ensure their employees accomplish and appreciate great work. They also rely on academic-grade research published in our annual Global Culture Report as we track, analyse, and forecast worldwide culture trends.

14

Million Users

180+

Countries

5.3

Million Awards Delivered Annually

1,100

Multinational Clients

98%

CLIENT RETENTION

99.9%

System Uptime

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Culture Cloud Recognition

 

When you choose Culture Cloud Recognition, you tap into the employee recognition best practices of some of the top companies on Earth. Culture Cloud™ Recognition is the preferred solution for 31 of the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work For (including us).

Culture Cloud Recognition makes it easy to send leader or peer-to-peer or recognition, trigger individual service milestones or company-wide celebrations, and deliver points redeemable in a world-class rewards store. HR leaders can monitor results in real time, manage budgets, and make informed decisions to improve usage and impact. 93% of Culture Cloud clients report measurable ROI in the first year.*

Read more about how Culture Cloud Recognition can help your people thrive at work.

*TechValidate 2020

Locations

1930 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
United States of America
info@octanner.com


Level 7, Tower II, Phase II
Raiaskaran TechPark
Andheri Kurla Road
Andheri East
Mumbai 400072
India
info@octanner.in


12th Floor, Block - A, Wing - C
Meenakshi Tech Park, Sy No.39
Near Mindspace Circle, Gachibowli
Hyderabad-500032
India
info@octanner.in


Level 15, 350 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
service.au@octanner.com

4200 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario L7L 4Y8
Canada
service@octanner.ca


6A Imprimo Park Lenthall Road
Loughton, Essex IG10 3UF
England
info@octanner.co.uk




300 Beach Road, #34-07
The Concourse
Singapore 199555
info@octanner.sg



For order inquiries please contact our customer support team.

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Our Leaders

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Alan Heyward Managing Director, Asia Pacific
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Alan Heyward Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Kicking off his career in banking and finance, and later running a retail travel business, Alan has always believed in the importance of a thriving workplace culture. It was his move to an employee recognition and workplace culture organisation in 2006 - now O.C. Tanner - where Alan discovered what it means to be truly inspired by, and connected to, an organisation, its people, and purpose. Prior to assuming the role of Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, Alan gained an in-depth understanding of the business, market landscape and unique cultural needs of some of Australia’s largest organisations via a range of leadership roles encompassing sales, marketing, client service and operations, and innovation. One constant throughout each phase of his career has been his passion for galvanising his teams and leading positive change, which included spearheading the transition of ownership of the Australian business from public to private ownership under O.C. Tanner. Away from work Alan likes to keep fit, spend time with friends, and travel with his family.

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Michelle Noorbergen Director Client Service & Operations, Asia Pacific
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Michelle Noorbergen Director Client Service & Operations, Asia Pacific

Michelle joined O.C. Tanner in 2010, taking on various roles in both the Client Success and Supply Chain teams before assuming leadership of both these business areas. Michelle is a passionate champion for the people in her teams, continually seeking to provide opportunities for growth and development, and ensuring her team members feel connected to organisational purpose and success, as well as to each other. Always curious to understand where a client’s challenges lie and deliver solutions that match their needs, Michelle uses her in-depth understanding of all areas of operations, coupled with her partnership approach to client relationships, to deliver excellent outcomes and service. To kick off her professional journey, Michelle completed a Bachelor of Business at Monash University in Melbourne, majoring in Management and Marketing. Outside of work, when she is not occupied being a taxi driver to her 3 children, she enjoys travelling and, when she can, squeezing in a yoga or spin class.

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Russell Flint Director Business Development, Australasia
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Russell Flint Director Business Development, Australasia

Every day, Russell helps organisations understand the power of workplace culture and recognition, and shares stories about forward-thinking organisations with inspiring cultures. Joining O.C. Tanner in 2007, Russell has gained an in-depth understanding of the factors that influence culture, and has worked in partnership with a broad range of blue chip and multinational organisations spanning industries such as banking and finance, professional services, energy and resources, government, aviation, retail, healthcare and construction. Russell is credited by colleagues as a team member who lives the values, being truly passionate about the organisation’s purpose to ‘help people thrive at work’ and the powerful impact of employee recognition. Testament to this is his impressive collection of recognition ‘nominator of the month’ awards – and he’s no also stranger to being nominee of the month. Outside of work, Russell spends his weekends with his wife, children and border collie, and his summers opening the batting for his local cricket club (sometimes successfully).

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Monique Wylie Finance Director, Asia Pacific
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Monique Wylie Finance Director, Asia Pacific

An experienced and passionate finance professional, Monique has ‘found her calling’ as Finance Director with O.C. Tanner, yet it’s a role far removed from her career beginnings. In her first chapter following high school, Monique represented Australia in athletics - a pursuit on theme for Monique, who is well known for her drive, determination, and love of a challenge. Having earned a university scholarship, Monique completed a Masters of Commerce (Accounting and Law), which led to her first corporate role in accounts. She then embarked on a 15-year career journey with Hogg Robinson Group, which took her to Canada in the role of Finance Director - North America, and then back to Australia as Finance Director - APAC. A devoted mum to an Old English Sheepdog called Gizmo, in her spare time Monique regularly visits the gym, enjoys yum cha overlooking the harbour, and treats herself to the occasional Bunnings snag while on a Sunday plant buying spree.

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Richard Wilkins Director Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific
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Richard Wilkins Director Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific

Richard is a storyteller with a passion for workplace culture, leadership, integrated sales and marketing strategy, creative problem-solving and collaboration. Whether dealing with colleagues or clients, everything he does is focused on finding ways to help people thrive at work, and he firmly believes that at the heart of any vibrant culture lie empathy and trust. Since joining O.C. Tanner in 2009, Richard has had the opportunity to witness the powerful impact of employee recognition and appreciation through a number of different lenses, via a range of leadership roles spanning marketing, communications, creative design, campaign management, sales, product and analytics. Richard previously worked for several years in the financial services sector in a range of sales, marketing and communications leadership roles, and when he’s not at work you can find him courtside at his son’s basketball games or jogging through snake-infested parkland.

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Melissa Nieman Senior Manager People & Great Work, Asia Pacific
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Melissa Nieman Senior Manager People & Great Work, Asia Pacific

Joining the ranks of the Human Resources profession in 2002, Melissa has gained extensive experience throughout a career spanning industries including publishing, retail and science, while progressing through a range of operational and strategic roles. Melissa is passionate about all things culture and gets a buzz out of seeing employees grow and develop within an organisation. Unflappable and empathetic, she has a holistic, people-focussed approach to HR and considers a continuous improvement mindset essential when it comes to workplace culture. Drawn to the organisation’s people-first approach, Melissa joined O.C. Tanner in 2017, and plays a lead role in defining strategies to connect, empower and celebrate employees in a culture-focussed organisation. When she is not helping her O.C. Tanner colleagues thrive at work, Melissa enjoys catching-up with friends, getting a fix of a true crime podcast while out on a walk, and watching her three boys play sport.


Global Leaders

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Stephen Tanner Irish Chairman of the Board
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Stephen Tanner Irish Chairman of the Board

Stephen first joined the Board of Directors almost thirty years ago with the primary qualification of having studied philosophy, a credential that meant something to his grandfather Obert C. Tanner. He worked within the company for several years before returning to academic pursuits. He now teaches in the philosophy department at the University of Utah and continues his research and writing in the history of science. Continuing the philanthropic legacy of the company is an important priority for him. Stephen has a deep appreciation for the importance of a strong workplace culture in the success of organizations. Stephen’s insightful mind has led him to earn a degree in philosophy from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge. He has also served for 20+ years as a trustee of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Most mornings this accomplished leader, scholar and athlete can be found at CrossFit.

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Dave Petersen President & CEO
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Dave Petersen President & CEO

Dave arrived at O.C. Tanner offering his services without a job interview or offer. If the company wasn't pleased after a month's work (without pay), he'd pack his things. Lucky for us, 30 years later he's proven his determination, dedication and capabilities time and time again, in literally every department of the company. Coupled with a bachelor's degree in international business from Brigham Young University an MBA from Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, make him a globally-minded leader for our global company.

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Ty Brown Senior Vice President, International
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Ty Brown Senior Vice President, International

Whether he is in Germany or Jamaica, Ty Brown travels anywhere for a great adventure. That dedication helps recognition culture grow all over the globe. He listens, he experiments, and he builds consensus. He aims to meet needs of colleagues and clients alike by drawing on his background in operations, human resources, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain management. He also has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and an M.B.A.-both from Brigham Young University. This reservoir of experience has benefitted our company since Ty joined O.C. Tanner in 2003, helping our organization deliver award fulfillment solutions to clients in 130 countries. He shares all of his professional accomplishments with his staff, but the adventures Ty cherishes most are those with his wife and their four children.

Giving Back

Our founder, Obert C. Tanner, measured the company’s success by asking his accountant, “What’s our giveability this month?” His intention echoes in our hearts and halls today. It’s why we donate our time to organisations in need, our effort to improve our communities, and 10% of company profits to philanthropic causes.

O.C. Tanner’s charitable strategy is to support the environment, arts, education, children, and organisations that are meaningful to its employees—all things that are important to the organisation and what it stands for.

Corporate giving includes:

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values provides an endowment gift to Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and the universities of Utah, Michigan, and University of California at Berkley. 

Our Tanner Cares program offers financial assistance to employees in times of extreme need, with the company matching employee donations dollar for dollar.

The Tanner Gift of Music gifts 44,000 complimentary tickets to a two-night concert series featuring the Utah Symphony, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and guest soloists such as James Taylor, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Megan Hilty.

The Employee Donation Program in Canada provides $100 to each employee for the charity they choose.

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