Vancouver, Canada (July 25, 2019): Jostle, the creator of the world’s most engaging employee intranet, is now even stronger with the addition of Derek Payne to our Board of Directors. Derek is a financial executive and strategic advisor, with an interest in helping unique workplace cultures flourish, and empowering leaders through mentoring and coaching. This appointment is effective immediately.
Derek’s financial executive positions at DIRTT Environmental Solutions, FilterBoxx Water and Environmental, and WestJet Airlines Ltd., will provide invaluable expertise and experience to complement the strengths of Jostle’s current board. Passionate about serving others, Derek volunteers his time and knowledge to a variety of causes including Hospice Calgary and Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada.
“Derek believes finance is an important contributor to planning and communicating company direction. That aligns well with Jostle, and how we think an intranet can help companies succeed,” said Brad Palmer, CEO and co-founder of Jostle.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career to have had the opportunity to work with companies who prioritized and were recognized for their unique corporate culture. I’m excited to work with Jostle, whose platform helps companies achieve this same objective by enabling better communication, collaboration, and coordination of corporate news, activities, and events,” commented Derek Payne.
Don Bell, co-founder of WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Jostle Board Chair, added “Derek improves and enriches every community he’s part of—whether in a professional or volunteer capacity. Pragmatic and curious, he’s a terrific fit for Jostle, and together we’ll continue to lead the way to more engaged workplaces.”
About Derek Payne
Derek Payne is a financial executive and strategic advisor. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Calgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions. Before that he was Chief Financial Officer at FilterBoxx Water and Environmental; and Treasurer and Vice President of Finance at WestJet Airlines Ltd., where he also held a term position as Co-acting Chief Financial Officer. Since 2012, Derek has been a volunteer board member of Hospice Calgary including terms as the organization’s Board Treasurer and Chair of its Finance Committee. Derek obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 1996 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Jostle creates connected and vibrant workplaces with our new kind of cloud-based employee intranet. Our platform boosts communication, builds workplace culture, and is the go-to place for information. Our 500+ global customers achieve employee participation rates of over 85%—that’s 5X industry norms. Jostle has been recognized as the fastest growing company in British Columbia, Canada, and is consistently ranked as a high performer by users on G2 Crowd.