Softchoice a leading North American IT solutions and managed services provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Filipopoulos as their new senior vice-president of People and Growth, effective Sept. 1, 2015. Anna is a seasoned international human resources executive, who will be responsible for developing world-class talent management, employee engagement, and leadership development programs for Softchoice. 

"As the IT solutions and services we deliver continue to increase in complexity, we need to ensure we have industry-leading talent in the field and working behind the scenes to support the transformation of our clients' businesses, as well as our own," said David MacDonald, Softchoice's President and CEO. "I am pleased to welcome Anna to Softchoice, and I'm thrilled to have a person of her caliber leading our talent management and professional development strategies."

Anna brings more than 20 years of experience innovating and transforming companies in a variety of sectors – from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals – having held human resources leadership roles in Canada, the US and, most recently, with UK-based energy company Centrica PLC. As the senior vice-president of People and Growth, she will be responsible for talent management, organizational development and design, recruitment, retention, performance and employee engagement, and compensation programs. All of these areas have a tremendous impact on fostering Softchoice's people and award-winning culture.  

"Our future success lies in our ability to leverage the very things that make Softchoice so special – and that's our people," MacDonald said. "When our people grow and develop their careers at Softchoice, we realize tremendous benefits – not just in terms of productivity, but in building enduring relationships with our clients, partners and each other."