We at SurveySaurus are committed to helping your organization attract, retain and inspire the workforce of the future – millennial talent. Organizations with a strong sense of purpose are more likely to embrace diversity and different opinions, encourage innovation among employees, and provide the tools and resources for employees to realize their full potential.
These qualities are crucial in attracting and maintaining a millennial workforce.
Millennials especially have a higher level of commitment to more “established” values-driven companies than employees of organizations that are just beginning to intentionally manage their cultures around core values.
Am proud to work here: 80% vs. 62%
Would recommend as a good place to work: 73% vs. 50%
Am more satisfied here than anywhere else: 69% vs. 49%
SurveySaurus is an online survey platform that provides enterprise-wide survey solutions for Human Resources, Leadership Development, Consulting and Higher Education professionals. The agile and innovative platform offers users a wide range of flexibility including full customization, access to real-time results, and tailored reporting functionality. We are headquartered in Kansas City, MO and are a fully-owned subsidiary of Executive Development Associates.
SurveySaurus offers five survey types with pre-built templates that are mobile friendly and fully customizable. The platform offers scalable solutions suitable for individual use or implementation throughout a large Fortune 500 company. The five survey types offered currently include: Basic Surveys, Reference Checks, ROI Assessments, 360-Degree Surveys, and Culture/Values Assessments.
Founder, Bonnie Hagemann and CEO, Annette White-Klososky have a successful history of acquiring and building businesses within the executive and leadership development industry. They have worked with over 400 leaders in primarily large organizations and have earned a reputation of excellence and proven results. They have delivered over 300 speeches on topics such as Influential Leadership, Trends in Executive Development, Generational Differences, Building Cohesive Teams, Effective Communications, and The Impact of Digital Transformation. Their combined experience landed them success in leading a consulting firm they started through rapid growth, an acquisition, and then an economic downturn.
Hagemann has over 40+ published works and frequently serves as a subject matter expert for the media outlets such as Forbes, Fast Company, Financial Times, Chief Executive, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Enterprenuer Magazine. White-Klososky built a successful peer advisory business in less than one year with members representing companies with over 40,000 employees and $23 billion in revenue. The business was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. CTO, Kelly Tran and her team at Appable specialize in working with startup organizations, focusing on continuous product innovation through intelligent and intuitive adaptions. Collectively, the team is committed to continuous innovation in anticipation of the market’s changing needs in the form of a superior, industry-leading survey platform.
Annette White-Klososky, Co-Founder and CEO
Annette White-Klososky is the CEO of SurveySaurus. Annette has 20+ years of experience working to influence change and results within organizations. A successful entrepreneur and organizational development expert, Annette built a peer advisory business in less than a year comprised of members representing companies with 40,000+ employees and $23 billion in revenue that was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. She is passionate about equipping leaders with measurable people analytics data and much more via SurveySaurus platform.
Bonnie Hagemann, Co-Founder and Business Development
Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates and the Founder of SurveySaurus. Hagemann has over 16 years of experience successfully leading consulting firms through times of rapid growth and acquisitions as well as economic downturn and downsizing, in addition to 26 years of experience coaching, educating, and developing leaders. As a leader, Hagemann drives visionary culture with high quality, extreme professionalism, and deep compassion for the leaders and organizations EDA and SurveySaurus serve.
Annie Brown, Director of Marketing
Annie serves as Director of Marketing for SurveySaurus. She has 7 years of experience working in communications and marketing teams. Previously she has worked for organizations such as Grameen Bank, Planned Parenthood and Women’s Startup Lab, as well as several high-profile Silicon Valley startups including one of the first Slack Fund startups, Konsus (YC W16). Annie studied Women’s Economic History at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Her research focused on business practices and marketing in a globalized economy. She enjoys leading teams, and is thrilled to be a part of SurveySaurus where she can learn more about leadership everyday.
Amy Sullivan, Managing Director
Amy Sullivan serves as the Managing Director for SurveySaurus and Executive Development Associates (EDA). She manages all day-to-day operations for both brands, as well as provides a wide range of administrative and logistical support. Amy received her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California and brings more than 13 years of experience in diverse environments with specific strengths in efficiency and customer service. Prior to joining SurveySaurus, Amy spent a significant portion of her career with Principal Financial Group in their wellness division where she gained experience collaborating with all divisions of the company as well as working with brokerage firms and executive level management. She joined EDA in early 2014 and served as a Client Services Project Manager before becoming Managing Director.
Ellen Botsford, Project Manager
Ellen Botsford serves as a Project Manager for SurveySaurus. Ellen brings over 20 years of experience in database management, quality assurance, and project management. Ellen managed the launch of SurveySaurus and oversees product development by working closely with software engineers. Prior to joining SurveySaurus, Ellen spent most of her career with CNET, a brand of CBS Interactive, holding various roles ranging from managing content production for the original launch of the product catalog and reviews segment to knowledgebase and product development. Ellen joined the SurveySaurus team in 2015.
Maria Ehlis, Client Services Project Manager
Maria Ehlis serves as a Client Services Project Manager for SurveySaurus. Maria enjoys working with clients making sure all of their needs are met. Her areas of expertise include account management, project management, and customer service. Prior to joining SurveySaurus, Maria spent a significant portion of her career with Principal Financial Group having worked both in the wellness department and the financial services division.
Liv Hoang, Project Manager
Liv Hoang serves as a Project Manager for SurveySaurus. Liv is skilled in streamlining operations and optimizing procedures to improve productivity. She received both her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma and has 5 years of experience in the industry. Liv has gained expertise in coordinating diverse teams while managing multiple projects and building technologies for more than a dozen startups.
Kelly Tran, Chief Technology Officer
Kelly Tran serves as the Chief Technology Officer for SurveySaurus and is the Founder and CEO of Appable, a startup factory and idea incubator that has built products for over 4 million users. In 30 months, Kelly has worked with and launched 17 startups, built over 120 apps, several of which are award winning, charting among the top in the Apple and Android App Stores.
Minh Tran, Technical Product Manager
Minh Tran serves as a Technical Product Manager for SurveySaurus. Minh brings extensive experience in building products for tech start-ups in many verticals, such as education, health care, and social media. Minh joined the SurveySaurus team in 2016 through SurveySaurus’ collaboration with Appable, where he is the Chief of Product. Minh enjoys listening to clients’ needs and turning them into new products ideas.
Tram Bui, Technical Product Manager
Trâm Bùi is a Technical Product Manager for SurveySaurus. Trâm works directly with the development team to ensure all product requirements are achieved. Prior joining the team, Trâm was a Process Development Engineer at Micron Technology Inc. where she owned the Emerging Memory (EM) part type, analyzing and specifying defects throughout the process from start to end of one of the Semiconductor Memory Devices.
Lisa Phan, Creative Director
Lisa Phan was born in Southern California but raised in Oklahoma. In 2013, Lisa joined Appable as a Lead Designer. Today, Lisa is back in California designing her way through Silicon Valley, helping startups around the world. Lisa is always trying to learn new things and seek new challenges. Lisa enjoys traveling the world, taking Instagram photos, and enjoying amazing food with even better company.
Chris Nguyen, Technical Project Manager
Chris Nguyen joined SurveySaurus as a Technical Project Manager at the beginning of 2017. With a strong background in software development and project management, he drives an efficient team of software engineers to deliver awesome features on time using agile methods. Chris brings almost 10 years of experience in quality assurance, business analysis, and project management to the team.