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About Us

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

Thousands of the most respected organizations 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, analyze, 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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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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Scott Sperry Chief Operating Officer
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Scott Sperry Chief Operating Officer

A veteran auditor and consultant, Scott Sperry has always worked well with numbers. But, as our Chief Operating Officer, Scott really shines when working with people. He knows great results come from a team's hard work, starting at O.C. Tanner in 2003, he has endeavored to be transparent and build trust. Scott is a Certified Public Accountant, with a wealth of experience from work at two global accounting firms. He has an accounting undergraduate degree and an MBA, both from the University of Utah. Scott is a big college basketball and football fan, but also enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors with his wife and their seven children.

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Mindi Cox Senior Vice President, People & Great Work
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Mindi Cox Senior Vice President, People & Great Work

Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose. She believes an organization’s business potential is intimately tied to its sense of humanity. Her goal is to help cultivate workplace cultures where people feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work. Mindi believes it’s this connection, this soul spark, that inspires people to seek personal and professional progress, inspiring the most powerful business breakthroughs. Her belief that every company has a soul people feel and respond to drives her passion for cultivating powerful clarity and connection to high-level purpose for leaders, employees and organizations. Mindi is currently honored to serve as O.C. Tanner’s Senior Vice President of People & Great Work. She has 17 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and as a Human Resource Executive focused on practices that contribute to strengthening the workforce through culture. Named one of Utah’s 40 under 40 in 2013, Mindi is SPHR and SHRM – SCP certified. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah.

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Scott Archibald Chief Financial Officer
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Scott Archibald Chief Financial Officer

A team player, Scott Archibald is always ready to listen and learn. He knows how to get the story from the details, and brings a wealth of experience from both the private industry and public accounting. Prior to working at O.C. Tanner, Scott has held a range of positions, including Vice President of Finance, Controller, and Auditor. A certified public accountant, Scott has an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA from the University of Utah. He and his wife Lori are the proud parents of five kids.

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David Sturt Executive Vice President,
O.C. Tanner Institute and Marketing
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David Sturt Executive Vice President,
O.C. Tanner Institute and Marketing

In addition to his role as our Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, David Sturt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Great Work: How To Make A Difference People Love.” He has been a leading innovator in the industry, helping to pioneer the first-ever web-based recognition programs, and leading how the world's top organizations think about accomplishing and appreciating great work. With a bachelor’s degree in human resources and an MBA focused in strategy and marketing, along with experience as the Vice President of Product Development and Technology at Learning.com and over 18 years at O.C. Tanner, David is uniquely qualified to lead out on our marketing and business development efforts. He frequently consults with Fortune 500 leaders and speaks to audiences worldwide. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Human Capital, and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

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Beatryx Washington General Counsel
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Beatryx Washington General Counsel

As a career in-house attorney, Beatryx has always strived to help business leaders accomplish their strategic goals. She has previously counseled listed companies in the aerospace, nuclear services and multi-level marketing industries. As O.C. Tanner’s General Counsel, Beatryx also leads the Strategic Agreements and Internal Audit teams. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of law. Beatryx likes to volunteer and has served on the board of Komen Utah since 2013. She most enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.

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Gary Peterson Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Production
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Gary Peterson Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Production

As our Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Gary Peterson engages and empowers our employees, leading our manufacturing, buying, engineering, refining, and logistics teams. Gary has also delivered great work for clients as a leader in our Market Research, Award Strategy, and Administration and Research teams. His greatest joy on the job comes from interacting with and inspiring our people. He holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University, and when he's not at work, Gary plays basketball, snowboards, and spends time with his family.

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Greg Boswell Executive Vice President of Global Sales
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Greg Boswell Executive Vice President of Global Sales

As our Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Greg Boswell leads the employee recognition industry’s most capable team of culture-building professionals. With responsibility for global sales strategy, Greg helps some of the world’s best companies improve corporate culture to keep their employees inspired, productive, and thriving. In his work, Greg draws on an undergraduate degree in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Utah, plus 25 years at O.C. Tanner in every department from market research and product development to account development and enterprise sales leadership. This includes 12 years selling SaaS solutions to (and consulting with) top companies in Chicago, where he served on the Chicago SHRM Board of Directors. He was also a founding board member and past president of Recognition Professionals International (RPI). Greg is an enthusiastic collaborator, listener, and research-minded strategic partner.

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David Hilton Senior Vice President, Client Success
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David Hilton Senior Vice President, Client Success

Dynamic. Innovative. Energetic. Each has been used to describe David Hilton, our Senior Vice President, Client Success. He leads the team with speed, delivering some of the best services and products available in the recognition industry. David is a longtime Appreciateologist. Before spearheading Product Development, he led innovations at O.C. Tanner in Client Services, Marketing and Sales. He has delivered great work for us for nearly two decades and has a degree in Economics from the University of Utah. Outside of work, David is a marathon runner and tries to spend as much free time as he can on the lake enjoying water sports.

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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 fulfilment 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.

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Steve Fairbanks Chief Technology Officer
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Steve Fairbanks Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Steve is focused on delivering differentiated SaaS and supporting technology solutions that help employees around the globe thrive at work. Steve comes to O.C. Tanner with over 20 years of software executive leadership experience. He is a product visionary, strategist and innovator. He has a strong background in global product portfolio management, engineering, product, UX and agile process, pricing models, and creating profitable enterprise solutions from ideas. He especially loves helping companies operate at scale. Steve has a BA and Master Degree in Business from Brigham Young University and enjoys spending time with his family and on his mountain bike.

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 organizations 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 organizations that are meaningful to its employees—all things that are important to the organization 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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