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Lumesse Taps Industry Veterans to Lead Americas Growth

Executives bring extensive experience to senior leadership team

AUSTIN, Texas — Lumesse, a global leader in talent management solutions, announces the appointments of Diane Palmquist and Laura Fuller to key leadership positions for the Americas region, headquartered in Austin Texas. They will be responsible for all general management and business development and as the primary customer advocates for the region.

Significant enhancements to its TalentLink global recruitment solution, growing demand for its TalentObjects recruiting platform for the Salesforce App Cloud, and recent release of its ETWeb empower suite means Lumesse now fields the freshest cloud-based talent management portfolio in the industry. With these leadership appointments, Lumesse is reinforcing its commitment to help companies transform from company-driven to people-driven engagement processes, serve the world’s largest regional market for talent management solutions and advocate for the company’s valued base of Americas customers.

Diane Palmquist, General Manager for the Americas

With a career spanning over twenty years in a variety of product marketing, product management and general management roles, Diane brings a wealth of operational experience to Lumesse. A participant in the SaaS movement since 2000 her focus has been in showing organizations, especially in emerging markets, how to use technology to transform businesses and find innovative ways to achieve competitive advantage.

Most recently Diane served as Vice President for Manufacturing Industry Solutions with GT Nexus, a leading cloud-based supply chain solutions provider. Previously she held management and executive positions with SoftBrands and Infor.

She holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the University of Minnesota.


Laura Fuller, U.S. Country Sales Manager

Serving in her career both as a practitioner and solutions provider, Laura brings over fifteen years of industry experience to Lumesse. A seasoned operational executive, she launched Broadbean’s Asia Pacific business serving as its General Manager and gaining a keen perspective on the consultative sales and support approach required to serve HR professionals across multiple countries and regions. She also held sales and sales management positions with Bullhorn Software and HT Staffing.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Laura continues to make Austin her home.

“The Americas is the largest market for talent management software solutions in the world. With the freshest product portfolio in industry we are making strategic investments to rapidly bring those products to Americas customers,” said Matt Cockett, Lumesse SVP Group Solutions and Operations. “With Diane and Laura we have two very experienced operators who really know this space and will be passionate advocates for the market and our customers in the region. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome them to our team.”

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