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SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today it has expanded its global operations by opening a new corporate office in France. The new Paris-based office, which will be led by Didier Bichon, Vice President Western Europe, will support SilkRoad’s direct sales and marketing efforts throughout the region. This announcement comes in the wake of the company’s announcement this past November that it secured a $40 million dollar investment round of capital from new investors Intel Capital, Tenaya Capital, West Summit, SunBridge and existing investors Foundation Capital, Azure Capital and SilkRoad Equity to build out operations that capitalize on the increasing global market demand for talent management solutions and for its recent opening of an office in Japan.
“SilkRoad’s new locations in France, England and Japan will enable us to continue delivering on our promise to investors to expand our operations to a new client base worldwide,” said Andrew J. “Flip”Filipowski, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad technology. “Didier and the rest of the new teams bring with them a wealth of knowledge and great market insight. They are the best of the best and we are excited to welcome them to the SilkRoad team.”
Bichon has a stellar track record in the talent management space and is a pioneer in developing software-as-a-service (SaaS) in France and Europe. He most recently headed the French-based operations for MrTed, where he built the business and created brand awareness. Previously, Bichon was at Vurv Technology Southern Europe and successfully built the region from the bottom up for them. There are currently five employees at the new SilkRoad French office, which is continuing to expand staff in order to deliver first class service solutions to the local market. SilkRoad solutions localized in French, Spanish and German are already available.
The new SilkRoad offices will focus on new client acquisition, support for SilkRoad’s global clients, building brand awareness in the market, and developing the Human Capital Management space in the regions.