September 16, 2021 – San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has placed Dayna Perry as the new chief people officer of Conga, a global leader in commercial operations transformation. Her appointment is effective immediately. She will be based out of Conga’s Broomfield, CO office. Alex Bossetta led the assignment.
“As Conga continues to grow and evolve as a global organization, we are very excited to welcome Dayna to the team,” said Noel Goggin, CEO of Conga. “Her extensive experience building healthy and sustainable organizations—complemented by her deep-rooted passion for open and collaborative cultures—makes her the ideal fit for the CPO role.
“Dayna exudes positive energy, and her commitment to achieving together aligns perfectly with the Conga Way,” said Mr. Goggin. “We couldn’t be happier to have her lead our global people team and, with this gap now filled, we have an executive leadership team primed for the next phase of Conga’s journey.”
Ms. Perry has spent her more than 25-year career working with a variety of notable companies in E-commerce, mobile, software, financial and manufacturing sectors. She has a wide range of experience partnering with the business and creating and delivering a positive employee experience. Over the past seven years she has served in various senior leadership roles at Amazon, supporting its international consumer business, Amazon operations, and worldwide customer service.
In her role at Conga, Ms. Perry will lead all colleague-related functions, including corporate social responsibility, HR business partnering, engagement, internal communications, leadership development, and total rewards and HRIS.
“Conga’s commitment to build a truly people-focused culture drew me to this unique opportunity,” said Ms. Perry. “I look forward to working with the talented team at Conga to scale the people processes and capabilities in readiness for the next chapter of business growth.”
Conga is a global leader in commercial operations transformation, helps businesses simplify and automate their approach to the essential quotes, contracts and documents that drive commerce.
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Bespoke Partners is an executive search and leadership advisory firm dedicated to partnering with top private equity firms, including Francisco Partners, Clearlake Capital, WCAS, Insight Partners, GI Partners, General Atlantic, CVC Capital Partners and TA Associates, to recruit software talent and assess and evaluate teams at every stage of the investment lifecycle, from growth equity to buyout.
The search firm has completed over 600 searches since its inception in 2011. Its expertise includes all C-level searches, as well as board of directors and internal private equity operating partner searches. The firm’s leadership advisory expertise includes organizational due diligence as well as executive assessment and coaching. Bespoke Partners also has offices in Austin, TX and New York City.
With a focus on CEO, CPO and CHRO searches for private equity-backed software companies, Ms. Bossetta has helped build out executive teams at Sphera, Nearpod, Appriss, Aternity, Cority, Care Brands and others. Prior to Bespoke, she worked at GLG, where she supported private equity and venture capital firms in deal origination and due diligence efforts.
Bespoke Partners also recently placed Kerry Unflat as chief people officer of Zipari, a modern consumer experience solution. Ms. Bossetta also led that assignment. “In this moment of continued growth and expansion, it’s more important than ever that we ensure our employees have what they need to succeed, inside and outside the office,” said Mark Nathan, CEO of Zipari. “With over 20 years of human resources and talent management experience – much of it with a fast-growing software company – Kerry is the perfect person for the job. We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.”
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