AtTask Hires Jackie Golden as New Vice President of Global Professional Services to Provide Strong Leadership and Develop Business Strategie

by Adam Baker
, 2 min read

OREM, Utah—July 23, 2009—AtTask, the definitive solution enabling organizations to collaborate and accomplish the work most essential to the enterprise, announced the recent addition of Jackie A. Golden as the new Vice President of Global Professional Services. Golden will serve a key role in improving AtTask's level of customer service, enabling organizations worldwide to be more efficient and productive while using AtTask project management software.

"We are delighted to welcome Jackie to the AtTask team," said Scott Johnson, CEO of AtTask. "Her proven leadership in and knowledge of the services support industry will enable us to further aid organizations in their efforts to manage significant projects and increase productivity at all levels."

As the VP of Global Professional Services, Golden's ultimate goal will be to ensure a seamless transition for AtTask customers from implementation to application, and provide the support necessary for complete adoption. Professional Services include consulting services, education, and customer support.

"AtTask is already providing customers with a solution that advances their businesses by streamlining processes, increasing productivity, and ultimately, improving the bottom-line," Golden said. "My goal is to build upon that framework and provide a net of support for each client--giving them the resources and advice necessary to define company best practices and methodology to ensure success."

Most recently, Golden has operated as the President and Owner of Golden Enterprises, based in San Diego, CA where she provided consulting services at the executive level for designing business strategies, models and solutions as well as growing organizations or pursuing new markets. She comes to AtTask with more than 10 years in the services support industry. Golden has designed, built and managed Professional Services Organization for many successful software companies including Hyperion, Cognos, and Ascential/IBM, that exceeded revenue targets and profitability goals.

Golden holds an Executive M.B.A. in business from San Diego State University.

Recent AtTask Highlights

* AtTask finishes another record-breaking quarter with 183 new customers and 140% year-over-year increase in Q1 2009 bookings
* AtTask February Update 2009 allows business leaders to align strategic vision and objectives with project selection and execution enterprise-wide
* AtTask named best on-demand project management solution by TopTenREVIEWS for the third consecutive year
* AtTask's first ever User Conference an overwhelming success with customers, prospects, and partners attending from around the world
* AtTask wins second year in a row with 2009 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Project Management Software
* AtTask recognized by Utah Valley BusinessQ in their UV50 listing of fastest-growing companies as #4 with three-year growth of 387%
* AtTask continues to build a strong, experienced management team with the addition of Kevin Hayden, Chief Marketing Officer and Michael Olson, Chief Financial Officer

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management" by Daniel B. Stang and Michael Hanford, June 2, 2009
2 Gartner, Inc. "Market Share: Project and Portfolio Management Software, Worldwide, 2008" by Laurie F. Wurster et al, May 20, 2009

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About AtTask, Inc.

AtTask ( is the project and portfolio management (PPM) solution that focuses all knowledge workers on those activities that make them and their company more effective, innovative, and competitive. Its platform-independent and multilingual solution increases efficiency for small- to medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. AtTask's clients include American Airlines, Boeing, CBS, Chevron, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, Google, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Newsweek, Samsung, Toyota, Walt Disney, and Whirlpool.