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HG United 2023 Maximum Impact

Maximum Impact at HG United

After a year of rapid growth in revenue, headcount, and market standing, HG Insights came together this January at the annual HG United event on the Santa Barbara shoreline. Overlooking the Pacific, teams from around the world met, strategized, and learned about what’s in store in 2023 for HG Insights.

HG United 2023 hosted top leaders from different sectors of global business.

HG United 2023 hosted top leaders from different sectors of global business.

Across three days the entire company met at HG Insights in Santa Barbara for exciting news, activities, and inspiration. This year’s theme was Maximum Impact and there were many great guests and presentations that did just that! In addition to the HG executive team unveiling the exciting things in store for HG in 2023 — through priority objectives and key results, transformation strategies, and data deep dives— HG hosted top leaders from different sectors of global business:

  • Michael Crandell (CEO, Bitwarden) presented a session on personal and professional development with gold nugget learnings picked up on his life as a tech leader.
  • Franklin Herbas (VP SAP Crystal Ball) reaffirmed the long-standing partnership between SAP and HG with a presentation highlighting the positive outcomes made from working together over the years.
  • Skip Miller (author, ProActive Selling) held a barn-storming master class on how to extend sales far beyond any one department.

Of course, the company kickoff was a wonderful time of making connections with remote colleagues, delicious meals, and exciting company events (even some karaoke)! And making a maximum impact!

HG Insights Company Awards 2023

HG United 2023 culminated with a look back on the amazing achievements made in 2022. None of this could have been accomplished without the impact of our phenomenal, ever-growing team! CEO Elizabeth Cholawsky and HG leaders presented awards to recognize the tireless contributions made by our people to HG’s purpose, vision, and mission!


Recipients of the CEO Choice Award—Melissa Webb, Alex Schreifels, John Goodwin, Darcy Moss, and Bryan Jacobs
—were commended for their tireless, impactful efforts on the Mass Market Team project.


Department Award Winner
General & Administration        Above and Beyond Katherine Steele, Sr Executive Assistant
Finance & Administration       Above and Beyond Henry Chan, Manager, Finance
Marketing Above and Beyond Taylor Viens, Marketing & Digital Communications Manager
Customer Success MVP Andy Lim, Customer Success Manager
Customer Success Rookie of the Year Rani Guy, Customer Success Manager
Sales Development SDR of the Year Hayden Kemp-Robertson, Account Manager
Sales Development MVP Makenna Carman, Team Lead, Sales Development
Sales Sales Person of the Year        Kevin Scott, Sr Account Executive
Sales Rookie of the Year Luke Walters, Account Manager
RevOps MVP Matthew Greathouse, Revenue Operations Analyst
Sales Engineering MVP Parth Thesia, Sr Sales Engineer
Sales Hall of Fame Mark Fell, Sr Account Executive
Data Operations Above and Beyond Allie Arend, Data Integrity Specialist
Data Solutions Above and Beyond Kale Seis, Manager, Data Analytics
Product Above and Beyond Melissa Webb, Sr Product Manager
Engineering Steady as a Rock Eric Farnan, Sr QA Engineer
Engineering MVP Lauren Wong, Associate Data Scientist
Engineering Steady as a Rock Chris Farver, Sr Software Engineer
Engineering Mission Impossible Mac Hollister, Software Engineer
People Living by Our Values Claudia Pierson, Sr Manager, Global People
Engineering The Marco Sam Chapin, Principal Software Architect
Mass Market Team CEO Choice Award Melissa Webb, Sr Product Manager
Mass Market Team CEO Choice Award Alex Schreifels, Sr Staff Architect
Mass Market Team CEO Choice Award John Goodwin, Sr. Financial Analyst
Mass Market Team CEO Choice Award Darcy Moss, Sr Director, Product Marketing
Mass Market Team CEO Choice Award Bryan Jacobs, Product Designer

Scott Smyth (VP Global Sales) and Elizabeth Cholawsky (CEO) presented Kevin Scott (Senior Account Executive) with the Sales Person of the Year Award

The award-winning HG team came together to celebrate another successful year at the HG United event.

Well done Sam Chapin for winning The Marco! The Marco award is given to the team member who wholly represents the spirit of HG, the commitment to our core values, each other, and our customers. The award is named after our beloved late employee Marco Merlina who exemplified all of HG’s core values.

In addition to planning the upcoming year, HG United is also a time to reflect on our accomplishments over the previous year. With winning over twenty industry awards, new product launches, and our invaluable new market reports there is a lot to celebrate.

Make an Impact at HG Insights

 Come and be part of an inclusive culture where individuality thrives – We look forward to seeing you at HG United 2024!

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