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Welcoming a new Kallidus CEO to lead our next phase of growth

Rob Caul, founder and CEO of Kallidus Group, has decided to step down this summer, following 21 highly successful years growing Kallidus from the seed of an idea into the thriving business it is today. Rob will be succeeded by Stephen Read, of Darwin, the leading global provider of employee benefits technology.

Stephen has a 10-year track record in HCM SaaS. He joined Darwin in 2014, leading its commercial transformation to a SaaS business before taking over as CEO from the founder in 2017 following Darwin’s acquisition by Mercer. With Stephen as CEO, Darwin has grown significantly with a global client base and employees in the US, Asia, UK and Europe. Prior to Darwin, Stephen was part of the Executive team at SHL, the global provider of talent assessment and measurement.

Crucially, Stephen embodies Kallidus values of integrity, curiosity, collaboration. A values-and-people-first leader, Stephen is the perfect person to take Kallidus on this next exciting phase of growth, with no disruption to our customers. Kallidus Group continues to deliver to the same exacting standards throughout this period of transition and remains as focused on delivering outstanding Customer Experience as always.

“Stepping down as CEO has been a difficult decision for me, but this is absolutely the right time for myself and for the business. Kallidus is in excellent shape with an incredible team ready to take on the next challenges. In Stephen we have a highly experienced, capable and inspirational leader that can take Kallidus forward on the next stage of its journey.” – Rob Caul

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Written by Mara Swann

Mara has a passion for promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion across global workplaces and hopes to inspire learners to focus on their own careers with self-directed learning content.


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