Syndio appoints Ritu Mohanka as managing director and head of EMEA

Workplace equity platform Syndio has announced the appointment of former Glint/LinkedIn and IBM executive Ritu Mohanka as managing director and head of EMEA

The appointment of Mohanka comes as part of Syndio‘s expanded growth strategy following its $50 million Series C funding round in September 2021, marking the first time the company has specifically targeted the UK and EMEA market.

Mohanka brings 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HR and talent-focused businesses to Syndio, joining from Glint (now a LinkedIn company), where she served as vice-president of strategy and business development.

At employee engagement platform Glint, where she served for nearly four years, Mohanka built the business from the ground up across the EMEA region, as well as helping drive rapid growth globally.

Prior to this, she held senior vice-president roles at Kenexa/IBM Smarter Workforce, focusing on delivering edge solutions in the human capital management (HCM) software and consulting spaces.

“Today’s organisations are pummelled with surround-sound calls — from lawmakers, governments, investors, employees, and even customers — to ensure equitable pay, increased diversity, and overcome bias in every stage of employment,” said new Syndio managing director and head of EMEA, Mohanka.

“Diversity, equity, and fair pay are intertwined — and unless you address root causes of inequities, you may not end up better off than at the start. This is driving many leaders to focus more closely on diversity,
inclusion, and belonging at their own organisations, awakening, and revitalising critically important work that may have been de-prioritised or even avoided in the past.

“To that end, Syndio is filling a long-unmet gap, helping organisations
efficiently measure, analyse, improve, and report on every aspect of workplace equity — so you can set goals that make sense for your company, speed up progress, and communicate about workplace equity with confidence.”

Maria Colacurcio, CEO of Syndio, commented: “I’m thrilled to be welcoming Ritu Mohanka to the leadership team. Her unique experience and perspective will be critical as we extend our mission in Europe to ensure that every employee is valued for who they are and what they contribute to their company’s success without bias.

“Ritu’s arrival comes at a pivotal time where employers and employees are going beyond pay equity into true workplace equity.”

About Syndio

Founded by legal scholar and data scientist Zev Eigen in 2016, workplace equity platform Syndio looks to to help companies measure, achieve, and sustain all facets of workplace equity.

The platform provides insights into how companies can close pay and opportunity gaps, mitigate legal risk, and turn DEI goals into tangible results.

Syndio more than doubled its recurring revenue in each of the last four consecutive years, helping the company make its mark in the $1.3 trillion workplace equity space.


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