David Osborne Joins Virgin Pulse as President and Chief Operating Officer
Newly Created Position Will Focus on Aligning Business Strategy, Driving Global Expansion, and Ensuring Client Success
Framingham, Mass. - (April 21, 2016)
Virgin Pulse, a leading provider of technology-enabled wellbeing solutions that drive engagement, culture, and productivity, today announced that it has appointed enterprise software veteran David Osborne as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. This newly created position will play a key role in accelerating Virgin Pulse’s success, and Osborne will drive the company’s evolution and business strategy, and ensure the seamless integration of clients, culture, and capabilities from ShapeUp and Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), the newest additions to the Virgin Pulse portfolio.
“Dave brings more than 20 years’ experience in helping organizations successfully integrate, operationalize, and scale their businesses, particularly during stages of hyper growth and M&A,” said Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse. “As Virgin Pulse accelerates its growth trajectory, Dave will help ensure that we remain focused on our top priorities – innovating world class wellbeing and engagement software solutions, and delivering an excellent experience to more than 6,500 clients around the world. It is an exciting time for Virgin Pulse and our clients, and we’re thrilled to have Dave leading the business through this period of rapid growth, global expansion, and evolution.”
Osborne’s deep experience in operations, strategic growth, and executive management will serve to streamline, optimize, and scale the global expansion of Virgin Pulse in its position as the largest workplace wellbeing company in the world.
Prior to joining Virgin Pulse, Osborne was the COO at Drillinginfo, an Insight portfolio company that provides data software to the oil and gas industry, and he was instrumental in developing the company’s operating model and product growth strategy. Prior to Drillinginfo, Osborne served as Managing Director of Vista Consulting Group, where he helped Vista portfolio companies develop strategies to drive growth and improve operations while accelerating business outcomes. During his tenure he helped acquire, transform, and integrate over 30 companies. He has also held executive leadership positions at SumTotal Systems, Lawson Software, and Infor. Osborne holds an MBA from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in finance and business from Colorado State University.
About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, replenishes employees with tools that help them build better habits. Through its award-winning platform, the company helps employees thrive at work and across all aspects of life. The Virgin Pulse platform is purpose built to deliver a personalized, consumer-grade user experience designed to promote health, productivity, and culture across organizations and employees. More than 250 industry leaders representing more than 2 million employees have selected Virgin Pulse’s programs to help them support their people and drive business results. Learn more at virginhealthst.wpengine.com and follow us on Twitter @virginpulse.