Ultimate Software’s Vivian Maza Named One of the Top HR Executives in the U.S.

November 10, 2017

Ultimate Software

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November 10, 2017

Ultimate Software, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Ultimate’s Chief People Officer, Vivian Maza, was named to HR Executive (HRE) magazine’s HR Honor Roll as a finalist for the publication’s HR Executive of the Year award. Maza and three other finalists across the nation were honored at the 29th annual HR Executive of the Year awards dinner held at Boston University on October 26.

The HR Executive of the Year and HR Honor Roll awards are presented each year to the individuals in the human resources profession who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary vision, strategy, direction, and leadership in their respective organizations. A prestigious panel of judges—including previous award winners, thought leaders, and HRE’s editor—select the winners from a field of top candidates. The 2017 HR Executive of the Year award went to Lisa M. Buckingham, chief human resources officer at Lincoln Financial Group, an Ultimate customer.

“We know Viv is an extraordinary HR leader, and we’re excited to see her work being acknowledged outside of Ultimate’s four walls. Our culture and our business wouldn’t be where it is today without all of Viv’s hard work throughout our 27-year history,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “We also want to congratulate Lisa Buckingham for her leadership at Lincoln Financial Group, and in the HR industry. Being an outstanding HR executive requires intellect, hard work, and a true dedication to people.”

“I am extremely humbled to receive this recognition,” said Maza. “This is an honor I wholeheartedly share with all of our employees—our 4,000-strong team of committed individuals at Ultimate, all working together every day to serve our customers, our community, and one another. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be able to do something that I’m passionate about and that I love every day. It’s a true privilege to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many, and it’s one that I accept with the utmost gratitude and pride.”

HRE presented its first HR Executive of the Year award in 1989. Since that time, 28 other HR professionals have been honored with this top award, and 94 HR Honor Roll recipients have been recognized for their outstanding contributions throughout the field, including this year’s winners.



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