Get To Know The Newest Members Of The 2018 IHRIM Board
Global HR Technology Leader
Ebby Ajegbo is a talented and seasoned HR Technology leader with proven ability to increase operational efficiencies and manage technology initiatives to support business objectives with high standards of excellence. She has global experience and is well versed in the latest technologies and implementing highly efficient & cutting-edge business solutions. She is passionate about leveraging data and technology in automating business processes and enabling fact-based business decision making.
Ebby Ajegbo has been with Realogy since 2016 and currently serves as the Vice President of HR Information Systems. In this role, Ebby is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of corporate HR systems in addition to enterprise workforce analytics. Under her leadership, Ebby’s team and HR are working on several initiatives to transform Realogy HR including the implementation of key systems(Visier for talent analytics and IBM Kenexa for talent attraction/recruitment), and enhancements to streamline Realogy HR processes etc. in support of organizational culture changes.
Prior to joining Realogy, Ebby served as the HRIS Global Leader for Integra LifeSciences where she was responsible for all HR applications and systems as well as governance of the portfolio of HR projects and enterprise talent analytics. In this role, she also led the global system implementation to support a business unit spinoff. She also played a similar role at S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial) where she supported two global implementations of Workday for the Education segment spinoff and HR services outsourcing.
With over 15 years of comprehensive experience in HR technology for leading global companies across diverse industries (including Financial Services, Consumer Products, Media & Entertainment and LifeSciences), Ebby brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as HR technology strategies, change management, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, analytics and global system deployments.
Ebby holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University. She enjoys yoga, hikes, travelling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
An experienced HR Information Systems and Community Leader
With over 25 years of experience in people centric information technology Matthew has been responsible for developing strategy and driving the implementation of HR systems and technology, Cloud and SaaS solutions, people analytics, and new ways of working focusing on community and collaboration. Matthew is the co-author of the book: The Workplace Community – Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Matthew is currently Director, HR Process and Operational Development at Fiskars, a global consumer good company. Matthew joined Fiskars in 2016, and led the business case development, solution selection and the implementation of the global HRIS – Workday in 32 Counties.
Prior to Fiskars, Matthew worked at several global companies holding HR systems and technology roles at ABB – Global HRIS Service Line Lead, SAP SuccessFactors – Customer Engagement Executive, Amer Sports – Global Program Leader – Workday selection & Implementation, NorthgateArinso – Business Consulting Lead.
Matthew worked at Nokia from 1997 – 2012, where he held several global positions within HR and IT including HR Director Community and Social Media. His accomplishments include implementing the global ERP (SAP HR) solution in 56 countries, developing and implementing a portfolio of web-based (e-HR) solutions and services (Performance Management, Compensation Management, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics), developing the concepts of community ways of working and establishing a portfolio of social media and collaboration capabilities.
Before Nokia, Matthew spent 11 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, in Project Management, and HRIT roles, including European HRIS manager. While at Digital Matthew was responsible to a suite of home grown European HRIS and was a key member of the PeopleSoft selection and implementation team.
Matthew has been a speaker and panelist at numerous international events and conferences, presenting on HR Technology, HR analytics, Community and Collaboration.
Human Resources Technology and Business Process Executive
Dorothy has 30 years’ experience in the HR industry. Early in her career, Dorothy was an HR practitioner starting her career as a compensation consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers and then with Sibson & Co. It was here that Dorothy’s interest in technology began. Sibson & Co. was a forward-thinking company, and Dorothy worked on a team which developed a technology solution to obtain and analyze compensation information from compensation survey participants. At the time, the custom-built solution used leading edge technology, but was still slow and difficult to use. Nonetheless, the solution allowed Sibson & Co. to streamline the data collection, allowing the consultants to focus on analysis and customer interaction.
After Sibson & Co., Dorothy spent time working on Wall Street, again focused on the compensation and the HR functions. First with Goldman Sachs and then with Kidder, Peabody, HR technology was becoming more sophisticated and increasingly critical to the function. At Kidder, where Dorothy was head of Compensation, she and the HRIT leader developed a new system whereby bonus compensation decisions were performed via the technology solution. The result was that important analyses could be performed, for the first time, around bonus compensation against performance and business indicators.
The second part of Dorothy’s career has been working in and around HR technology as companies brought new applications and innovative services to the HR function. She first worked in the industry as a Transition Director for MCI Systemhouse, where she worked with the MCI team on the largest outsourcing transaction in the industry to date (Apple Computer). This transaction outsourced assets, people and IT services from Apple to MCI. That work extended into a role with a company called Exult, which was started by executives from MCI. Exult was the leading company to provide HR organizations with outsourcing services, similar to what had been provided for IT for years. When Exult was purchased by AON Hewitt, the resources who started Exult, brought another start up to the market called Equaterra. At this new company, Dorothy consulted with large-enterprise companies which were considering technology and service solutions. She worked with companies such as Goodyear, Delta Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, and Whirlpool guiding them through the decisions around technology and HR services.
For the last 10 years, Dorothy has worked in sales and customer management for two companies: NGA Human Resources and most recently OneSource Virtual. Both companies provide technology services. Dorothy is responsible for working with customers to design service delivery models to optimize customers’ HR organizations. With OneSource Virtual, Dorothy has been responsible for leading a team which designed a service line for global services around HR administration and global payroll.
Dorothy is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, she is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York City, which she attended during a career sabbatical in 1998.