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O.C. Tanner’s Niel Nickolaisen honored as a Gold winner in the 8th Annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards® for IT Executive of the Year.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 29, 2016

O.C. Tanner’s Niel Nickolaisen has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards® for his achievement as an IT leader. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and numerous other categories from every major industry in the world.

“While I appreciate and value this award, the credit goes to my excellent team. The members of my team are the ones who have modernized our client-facing applications and developed innovative new products and services. It is gratifying to know that their work has both made a difference and is also, now, being recognized,” Nickolaisen said. “As most business innovations today come from technology, it is the best time ever to be an IT leader and to be in the forefront of improving both business operations and competitive advantage.”

As the company’s chief technology officer, Nickolaisen is tasked with developing leading products, supporting global customers, overseeing the enterprise team and inventing tools that help clients gain insight into engaging their employees. Under his leadership, O.C. Tanner has revolutionized its business systems and products, significantly improving speed-to-market, product innovation and reliability.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1927, O.C. Tanner leads an industry that helps companies create and maintain inspiring cultures and engaging workplaces through the power of employee recognition. With 29 of its clients on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list, O.C. Tanner’s influence on inspiring employees to do great work can be seen in the workplace satisfaction of employees around the globe.

“Because our products and services make a difference in peoples’ lives, O.C. Tanner is the perfect place to be an IT leader,” Nickolaisen added.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

About O.C. Tanner
O.C. Tanner, number 61 on the 2016 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, helps organizations create great work environments by inspiring and appreciating great work. Thousands of clients globally use the company’s cloud-based technology, tools, awards and education services to engage talent, increase performance, drive goals and create experiences that fuel the human spirit.

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