Simpplr Appoints Miriam Connaughton as Chief People and Experience Officer 

May 16, 2023 By Michael Higashi

Miriam brings over 30 years of HR success as the company looks to grow its culture and trailblaze the importance of employee experience

REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 16, 2023 – Simpplr, the leading AI-powered employee experience platform, announced today Miriam Connaughton has been appointed as Simpplr’s Chief People & Experience Officer.

A seasoned leader with over three decades of business and Human Resources (HR) experience, Miriam joins Simpplr to run and scale the People Function and amplify Simpplr’s employee experience (EX) and HR presence and voice in the market. Miriam previously consulted with Simpplr on product development, sales, and marketing, bringing an impactful HR perspective and advancements to all these areas. 

“We are on a mission to transform the work experience for billions of people across the world,” said founder and CEO, Dhiraj Sharma. “Miriam is already a key contributor to Simpplr. I’ve been inspired by the breadth and depth of expertise she has brought to Simpplr as a consultant. With Miriam as our Chief People & Experience Officer, our team, our solution, and our customers will all benefit. Simpplr is growing from strength to strength.”

Before joining Simpplr, Miriam ran a successful HR consulting business. Prior to her consulting business, she was a partner in EY’s People Advisory business and held senior positions for over 20 years with Willis Towers Watson. With her vast experience working across diverse industries, Miriam has helped organizations develop people strategies that effectively tackle intricate and complex challenges, shape employee experience, and navigate the ever-evolving world of work.

“At Simpplr, my two passions — people and technology — converge. By designing technology for the betterment of people’s experience at work, we create a virtuous cycle that elevates an organization’s business, its people, and the world we live in, said Miriam. “As an advocate of the strategic value of HR, I’m thrilled to channel my passion, experience, and ideas into practical application. And excited to be part of the awesome Simpplr team.”

About Simpplr

Simpplr is the leading AI-powered employee experience platform. Organizations use Simpplr’s forward-looking, adaptable products to deliver personalized experiences that inspire and engage their employees. Wherever people work, Simpplr enables them to flourish.

Trusted by more than 700+ leading brands, including Penske, Snowflake, Moderna, Eurostar, and AAA, Simpplr’s customers are achieving measurable productivity gains, increased employee engagement, and accelerated business performance.

Simpplr is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, with offices in the UK, Canada, and India, and is backed by Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Tola Capital. Learn more at

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