“Leading a high-performing, resilient organization in today’s competitive business environment requires activating employees’ voices on topics that matter to both the vitality of individuals and the long-term success of the organization,” said Jeff Snipes, Board Chair, Waggl. “Michael Papay has earned this distinction by balancing Waggl’s rapid business growth with a keen focus on organizational culture and the employee experience. This has translated into a work environment in which all individuals are highly engaged and motivated to drive organizational success.”
The Startup Weekly’s 2019 “Founders to Watch” Award honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated distinct excellence in building and growing their businesses throughout the year. Each applicant was evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and other thought leaders. Inclusion in the final awards list was based on several factors, including personal achievements, professional success, and contributions to the business community at large. A record number of applicants across a variety of industries competed for the award in 2019, with winners including David Freedman (Freestar), Richard Hoehn (Freightwise), Cody McLain (Support Ninja), Kaelin Poulin (LadyBoss), Andy Mackensen (SnackNation), Zach Simmons (Discuss.io), Michael Papay (Waggl), among others.
Waggl recently placed #15 on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 list and ranked 151 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, with three-year revenue growth of 2482 percent, placing 26 within California-based companies, 19 within software companies, and 10 within San Francisco companies. The company was named as “Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year” by the 2019 North American Employee Engagement Awards, recognized as a Top Workplace of 2019 by the Bay Area Newsgroup, and by San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work, earning the #2 ranking for wellness and the #10 spot for smallest companies. Waggl was also recognized by the 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards as “Best Local Company of the Year” for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Waggl is a powerful technology platform that elevates Employee Voice to deliver actionable insight, fresh perspective, and tangible knowledge to leaders and teams. It goes beyond measurement to create true engagement by enabling fast, frequent, focused dialogue on the topics that matter most, and catalyzes authentic dialogue and alignment around critical business topics such as Employee Engagement, Culture Building, Internal Transformation, and Operational Excellence. Waggl is the most powerful Employee Voice platform used by strategic HR and Executive leaders today.
“I am honored and humbled to have received this recognition from The Startup Weekly,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “At Waggl, we believe that leveraging the voice of employees helps to unearth solutions and drive change from within. We walk the talk by demonstrating that an open, transparent forum where people can participate in important discussions about their own workplace leads to greater engagement and productivity, a shared sense of purpose, and a clearer path of action.”