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O.C. Tanner’s Niel Nickolaisen has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards for his achievement as an IT leader.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

“While I appreciate and value this award, the credit goes to my excellent team. The members of my team are the ones who have modernized our client-facing applications and developed innovative new products and services. It is gratifying to know that their work has both made a difference and is also, now, being recognized,” Nickolaisen said. “As most business innovations today come from technology, it is the best time ever to be an IT leader and to be in the forefront of improving both business operations and competitive advantage.”

As the company’s chief technology officer, Nickolaisen is tasked with developing leading products, supporting global customers, overseeing the enterprise team and inventing tools that help clients gain insight into engaging their employees. Under his leadership, O.C. Tanner has revolutionized its business systems and products, significantly improving speed-to-market, product innovation and reliability.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1927, O.C. Tanner leads an industry that helps companies create and maintain inspiring cultures and engaging workplaces through the power of employee recognition. With 29 of its clients on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list, O.C. Tanner’s influence on inspiring employees to do great work can be seen in the workplace satisfaction of employees around the globe.

“Because our products and services make a difference in peoples’ lives, O.C. Tanner is the perfect place to be an IT leader,” Nickolaisen added.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.