AHEAD Chief People Officer Michael Hoehne Named Among Chicago’s Top HR Leaders

Hoehne is recognized for affecting positive change through recruitment and retention initiatives, enhancing corporate culture and promoting diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO – February 3, 2020 – AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, today announced its chief people officer, Michael Hoehne, was included on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 Notable Leaders in HR list. The annual list honors Chicago-based HR executives who are leaders in their field and drive positive change within their organization and greater community.

Since joining AHEAD in 2018, Hoehne has made a significant impact on the company’s talent management, culture and employee satisfaction. His strategic leadership approach ensures that HR-initiatives fully support AHEAD’s overall business strategy and growth. As a result, AHEAD maintains a reputation for attracting, retaining and cultivating top talent at the forefront of innovation—delivering superior digital results for clients.

“Michael is an integral member of our executive team and has proven instrumental in facilitating a critical period of merger and acquisition activity,” said Daniel Adamany, CEO, AHEAD. “As a result, AHEAD is now exceptionally positioned to move forward under one identity that reflects our capabilities, core values and mission-focused culture. This award is well-deserved and a testament to his collaborative leadership style.”

Under Hoehne’s guidance, AHEAD continues to maintain a strong culture of learning—both through its internal technical LAB and career trajectory opportunities, where employees are encouraged to pursue different disciplines within the organization and develop new skills. He also enables AHEAD’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, which include Moving Women AHEAD and Race Inclusion for Success and Equity at AHEAD (RISE AHEAD) employee groups. Additionally, this January, AHEAD kicked-off Launch, a progressive talent recruitment and retention initiative aimed at “launching” the careers of local, Chicago-area college graduates.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business for what could only be made possible by an amazing HR and recruiting team,” said Hoehne. “Working at AHEAD during this exceptional time of growth and evolution has been extremely rewarding and I look forward to learning, growing and achieving more together.”

An HR industry veteran, Hoehne has more than 25 years of proven experience building and developing high-performing teams, directing multi-functional project groups and leading global change initiatives at both privately held and public companies. In addition to his work at AHEAD, Hoehne also spends time volunteering and is a member of the board at Chicago-based non-profit, Open Heart Magic.

About AHEAD:

AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation. Learn more at www.thinkahead.com and follow us on Twitter at @ahead.