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HighGround Customer Echo Global Logistics to Speak at Bersin by Deloitte’s IMPACT 2016

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – April 19, 2016 – HighGround, an employee engagement platform leader, today announced that customer Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO), will present at Bersin by Deloitte’s IMPACT 2016 on April 26 in Hollywood, Florida. Doug Waggoner, Chairman & CEO of Echo Global Logistics, and Cheryl Johnson, Senior Vice President of Talent at Echo Global Logistics, will discuss the development of the company’s “Echo Engage” program and the leveraging of HighGround’s technology to blend the cultures of over 30 offices after Echo made more than 20 successful acquisitions and experienced considerable organic growth. Echo Engage enables the company to offer clients consistent, quality experiences.


About the Session:

Session Title: “Investing in Employee Experience: Treating Your Employees Like Customers”

Session Description: Excellent customer service is a primary factor behind the success of Echo Global Logistics, a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. The company reported a 39 percent increase in net revenue for 2015 — despite a highly competitive market — and has been recognized by numerous trade publications such as Global Trade, Inbound Logistics and Transport Topics for its business success and service.

In this session, attendees will learn how a strong partnership between HR and business has driven a push to improve and enrich all aspects of the Echo employee experience. Ms. Johnson and Mr. Waggoner will discuss the challenges of creating consistent employee experiences for the highly distributed, largely millennial workforce and the role of cutting-edge technology for social recognition, collaboration, on-the-job learning, and corporate news.

Ms. Johnson and Mr. Waggoner will also discuss the importance placed on executive access, career and professional development, and constructive use of employee feedback.


  • Cheryl Johnson, Senior Vice President of Talent, Echo Global Logistics
  • Doug Waggoner, Chairman & CEO, Echo Global Logistics


Diplomat Hotel & Spa Hollywood

3555 S Ocean Drive

Hollywood, FL 33019


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HighGround, a sponsor of the conference, will connect with attendees about a modern approach for developing and engaging employees. HighGround partnered with IMPACT executive speakers and panelists to develop an eBook and conference session guide, “How to Create a Highly Engaged Workforce”. Participants can visit HighGround at Booth #211.


About IMPACT 2016

IMPACT 2016 will focus on the ways that human capital leaders can fulfill the vision of “Bold HR” discussed at last year’s IMPACT event by redesigning the organization to help create a more agile, flattened and collaborative environment to drive organizational performance in today’s demanding globalized workplace. Each year, IMPACT brings together some of the world’s leading HR strategies and organizations. It is your chance to learn about new trends and talent strategies and to meet Bersin by Deloitte’s team of analysts and other industry leaders.

About HighGround

HighGround offers the first HR cloud platform designed for the employee to help companies build highly engaged and high-performing cultures through continuous feedback, ongoing employee development and real-time recognition. By using HighGround employees are empowered to create their own goals, recognize peers daily and contribute to their own career path. Companies can also more effectively capture the voice of the employee and turn annual performance reviews into meaningful, ongoing coaching sessions. With an inspired workforce able to reach its full potential and visibility into organizational health, HighGround customers, such as Cision, Patagonia, Echo Global Logistics and Allianz can increase employee retention, productivity, customer satisfaction, and ultimately drive bottom line results. To learn more, visit www.highground.com.

About Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 30,000 transportation providers to serve clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.


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Chris Clemmensen

SVP of Marketing

Echo Global Logistics