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David Ossip

Chairman and CEO Ceridian

Biography

David Ossip is Ceridian’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is the driving force behind the innovation, vision and leadership at Ceridian, one of the fastest growing Human Capital Management technology companies.

In 2012, Ceridian acquired Dayforce, a highly successful cloud company founded by David. As President of Ceridian Dayforce, David began the transformation and renewal of Ceridian with focus on the Dayforce HCM offering. In 2013, David became the CEO of Ceridian and in 2015, Ceridian’s Chairman. David was recently named as one of the top CEOs by Glassdoor, and Ceridian one of the Best Places to Work in 2016.

David also serves as Chairman of LifeWorks, an employee engagement company, offering an industry-first mobile Employee Engagement Platform, alongside wellness expertise to more than 15 million users in the US, Canada and the UK.

David previously founded Workbrain, where he served as CEO and President. During his tenure at Workbrain, David was recognized with many awards for his leadership, including being named twice to Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Arthur Kroeger College Award for Management, as well as a nationally awarded Special Citation for Technology Innovation.

He was most recently named a 2015 HRO Today Superstar Provider for demonstrating forward-thinking and transformative actions in the field of HR.

David holds a B.A. in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard Business School.