WorkTango’s co-founders Rob Catalano and Nadir Ebrahim met in 2005 in Toronto, Canada. They worked together for 10+ years as founding employees of an HR Technology company called Achievers and even lived together for three years while leading the company’s US expansion based out of San Francisco.
With over 25 collective years in HR-Technology and Advisory experience, Rob and Nadir gained a unique view into what makes employees engaged and organizations performing. They saw an opportunity to improve on the engagement and performance practices in companies to offer more value to HR, executives, managers, and employees by leveraging technology. As the workforce evolves, so to should our practices to become more real-time and agile.
Rob and Nadir had a broad skill set building their previous company except one important part of growing a technology company… and that is building the actual technology! Enter Bjarke who joined as our third co-founder and Technology Lead. That was the real start of WorkTango back in 2015.
Passion is a powerful thing…
Although Rob and Nadir do not agree on good music (hard rock or hip hop?) or sports (hockey or basketball?), they did agree that the workplace needs to be a better place. That passion has produced two important things:
The Passion to improve (work) lives
When the company was created, it was critical to align passionate people for a real purpose. WorkTango was a company that wasn’t created with a mission statement like most companies, because, well, missions end… but rather, they created the company Passion: improve (work) lives.
A company that offers passion and value to our customers
Since 2015, the WorkTango team has grown rapidly, with employees in offices all around the world including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, New Zealand, London (Canada and UK!) that is filled with people aligned to our Passion. Each day, whether it is our Daily Tango, or the whole company that can provide support to our customers, we’re trying to improve the (work) lives of our customers which has grown to over 100 countries.
In our minds, this story is just getting started. Passion can do amazing things, and we can’t wait to see what it has in store for our employees, our customers, and our community.