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Mike Giuffrida

Co-Founder and CEO


Mike Giuffrida is co-founder and CEO of Acendre, an Arlington, VA based talent management cloud-based SaaS company focused on maximizing federal workforce performance. Mike leads this global organization that has delivered award-winning solutions to almost 100 federal agencies in the United States and Australia, helping them transform their agencies while reducing costs, improving efficiencies and maximizing performance.


Widely recognized as a talent management and performance management thought leader, Mike has been awarded the Victoria State Pearcey Award for his innovative and pioneering achievement and contributions to IT research and development. Mike’s vision of transforming federal agencies through re-imagined performance management that increases the workforce performance of agencies is focused on modern technology that provides configurability, interoperability and powerful reporting and analytics.


This focus led to Mike’s solution receiving an ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award from the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) for its solution with One USDA, a modern, cost-effective, standardized and interoperable HR solution that supports strategic management of human capital within the USDA’s 29 agencies.


Mike’s innovative federalized performance management solution is being deployed as a Pilot to 500 users at the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service. This solution has automated performance reviews, reaping immediate rewards of improved efficiency and cultural change by Supervisors in the performance appraisal process.

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