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Galvanize Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Second Consecutive Year

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Vancouver, BC, March 5, 2020Galvanize, the global leader in SaaS governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software, has been awarded the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the second year in a row. The award, which recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices, is given in acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to growing and nurturing its workforce, as well as its overall business performance.

“We are very proud to be named one of Canada’s best managed companies for the second year in a row,” said Laurie Schultz, chief executive officer, Galvanize. “This award reflects our core priorities of mobilizing talent, empowering customers, and delivering sustainable growth, which drive our continued success.”

The designation follows a year of transformative growth for Galvanize, which has propelled the company toward its goal of consolidating the GRC category. After announcing the acquisition of Rsam, an analyst-recognized leader in IT, vendor, and security risk management, in early 2019, the company rebranded from ACL to Galvanize that spring. The company also announced the appointment of former Avalara growth leader Pascal Van Dooren as chief revenue officer in October of 2019, further strengthening Galvanize’s leadership. A proud anchor tenant of the Canadian tech industry, Galvanize operates globally with offices in Vancouver, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Sydney, Bangalore, and New Jersey, enabling customers in over 130 countries.

“Today, we’re witnessing a foundational shift in organizational mandates toward total stakeholder impact,” said Keith Cerny, chief people officer, Galvanize. “More businesses are realizing that diversity and inclusiveness, fair and ethical practices, supporting the community, protecting the environment, and responsible financial performance are prerequisites to productivity and growth. At Galvanize, it’s our vision to help create this future by being the operating system of these conscious organizations.”

Applicants of Canada’s Best Managed Companies are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors, in addition to special guest judges. 2020 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability, and commitment to talent.

2020 winners will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 1.

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About Galvanize:
Galvanize builds award-winning, cloud-based security, risk management, compliance, and audit software to drive change in some of the world’s largest organizations. We’re on a mission to unite and strengthen individuals and entire organizations through the integrated HighBond software platform. With more than 7,000 customer organizations in 140 countries, Galvanize is connecting teams in 60% of the Fortune 1,000, 72% of the S&P 500, and hundreds of government organizations, banks, manufacturers, and health care organizations. Whether these professionals are managing threats, assessing risk, measuring controls, monitoring compliance, or expanding assurance coverage, HighBond automates manual tasks, blends organization-wide data, and broadcasts it in easy-to-share dashboards and reports. But we don’t just make technology—we provide tools that inspire individuals to achieve great things and do heroic work in the process.

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