Randy CooperCo-CEO and Chief Product Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of PeopleStrategy™, Randy Cooper sets the company’s strategic vision and direction based on his in-depth knowledge of the Human Resource (HR) and Payroll industries, including more than 14 years in executive leadership roles. Driven by his commitment to providing service excellence to his clients, business partners, and associates, Randy has excelled in ventures ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to PeopleStrategy, Randy served as President of the HRMS and Payroll Division for Salary.com, where he led the successful merger and acquisition of Genesys Software Solutions to create expansion opportunities in the HRMS and Payroll market for Salary.com.
Randy’s executive leadership skills served him well as the founder and CEO of Empagio, a global software and services company. Under his leadership, Empagio’s team created a leading HR Outsourcing product offering for the mid-market, generating over 100 million paychecks per year for its clients. Empagio was sold to private equity investors in 2007. Randy also founded and led Opus Solutions, an early leader in web-enablement of legacy systems, which was sold in to the largest private technology holding company in the United States.
Earlier in his career, Randy served as an executive consultant to many Fortune 500 clients in the area of HR Technology Enablement and has held the position of Director of HRMS for a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company and Implementation Technology Manager for an enterprise payroll software company.