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Behavox Announces Industry Leaders Michael Piwowar and Jeff Diana as Advisors to the Board

BWW News Desk
January 23, 2019

Behavox a pioneering artificial intelligence data analytics firm announced today that it has appointed Michael Piwowar PhD Executive Director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and former Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC and Jeff Diana High Growth Consultant and former Chief People Officer of Atlassian to Advisors of the Board pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p We are very pleased to welcome Mike and Jeff as new independent advisors to Behavoxs board said Erkin Adylov Founder and CEO Both are leaders from their respective industry who will be handson advisors and crucial in the continued growth of our company p p Throughout Piwowars distinguished career he has been at the forefront of policymaking and regulatory oversight that protects investors safeguards financial markets and promotes economic growth and opportunity He served as a commissioner from 2013 to 2018 holding the position of acting chair in 2017 where he played a major role voting on nearly 5000 matters including more than 100 rulemaking and over 3400 enforcement actions p p Mikes experience as an economist on the frontline of policymaking and regulatory oversight is unrivaled continued Adylov He will help Behavox continue to grow its community with an important focus on effective compliance as we solve problems for Wall Street firms p p Before his SEC appointment Piwowar was chief economist for the US Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs playing a key role in the development of legislation to enact reforms and support recovery from the 2008 financial crisis including the DoddFrank Act 2010 and the JOBS Act 2012 During the financial crisis and its immediate aftermath Piwowar was a senior economist at the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers CEA in both the George W Bush and Barack Obama Administrations p p Behavox is a leading disruptor in artificial intelligence which helps the biggest firms on Wall Street weed out bad actors said Piwowar During a time when technology innovation is undeniable I am pleased to bring my experience from the SEC the White House Congress and academia to help Behavox remain at the forefront of the FinTech industry The value they are providing their clients is extremely impressive p p Diana is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years in experience in the Human Resources space specializing in high growth initiatives at cutting edge technology and engineering companies He is an expert on how to build and scale high growth preIPO companies globally designing cultures that thrive and provide true competitive advantage p p Ive been following Behavoxs development closely and am excited to be joining at a time at which growth is accelerating said Diana Their product has a competitive edge theyre doing things that no one else is doing Im looking forward to working closely with Erkin and the entire management team on how to best scale the continued maturation of Behavox p p From 2012 to 2016 Diana was Chief People Officer at Atlassian where he grew the company from 300 to nearly 2000 team members and drove numerous innovative market leading people initiatives that supported growth Most notably he played a key leadership role in Atlassians journey from a 500 million book value organization to a highly successful IPO in 2015 which resulted in a 65 billion market capitalization Prior to Atlassian Diana was CPO at SuccessFactors where he built the companys HR function from scratch led a series of key initiatives to produce more than 25 million in savings and doubled the companys salesforce with a recordbreaking 600 new hires in one year p p Jeff Diana is not only an expert on hyper growth and market penetration within technology but also brings with him expertise on how to build and scale an engineering culture continued Adylov Jeff believes that People Analytics holds the key to success for many organizations and will unlock significant productivity gains for managers and employees alike p p Piwowar and Diana are looking forward to being involved with Behavox on its journey to eventually becoming a public company on the NYSE p p span classbwulineMichael Piwowar PhD BiographyspanbrMichael S Piwowar is the executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Dr Piwowar served as a Commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission from August 15 2013 to July 6 2018 He was first appointed to the SEC by President Barack Obama and was designated Acting Chairman of the Commission by President Donald Trump from January 23 2017 to May 4 2017 He was previously the Republican chief economist for the US Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs under Senators Mike Crapo RID and Richard Shelby RAL and served as the lead Republican economist on the four SECrelated titles of the DoddFrank Act and the JOBS Act During the financial crisis and its immediate aftermath Dr Piwowar served in a oneyear fixedterm position at the White House as a senior economist at the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers CEA in both the George W Bush and Barack Obama Administrations Before joining the White House Dr Piwowar worked as a Principal at the Securities Litigation and Consulting Group SLCG He received a BA in Foreign Service and International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University an MBA from Georgetown University and a PhD in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University p p span classbwulineJeff Diana BiographyspanbrJeff Diana is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in the human resources HR field Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012 Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors an SAP company where he built the companys HR function from scratch led a series of key initiatives to produce more than 25 million in savings and doubled the companys salesforce with a recordbreaking 600 new hires in one year Previously Jeff was Chief HR Officer at Safeco a personal insurance company where he made one of the largest overhauls to the companys rewards program to support a new high growth initiative Jeff has held HR leadership roles at Microsoft General Electric and Bell South Jeff holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of South CarolinaColumbia and a Masters degree in HR management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina p p span classbwulineAbout Behavox LtdspanbrBehavox is the people analytics company that gathers and interprets employee data in a corporate environment to understand the behavior of an organization By aggregating and analyzing internal and external interactions and using cuttingedge software and machine learning Behavox can generate previously unidentifiable insights on compliance and risk culture and conduct people performance and sales and profits Behavox works with forward thinking multinational businesses financial institutions and investment firms Behavox is headquartered in New York City with offices in London Singapore Montreal and San Francisco For more information visit a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwbehavoxcom2Findexampesheet51929446ampnewsitemid20190123005227amplanenUSampanchorhereampindex1ampmd5f68e07a7caf04a9983ad9365de6a2e3b relnofollowherea p p p

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