Former WeWork Executive Shaun Ritchie Joins Chargifi

Heavyweight ‘workplace experience’ pioneer to boost tech firm’s growth trajectory

San Francisco/London, April 22 2021 Chargifi, the hybrid workplace specialist, today welcomes former WeWork executive Shaun Ritchie as a board advisor to further drive adoption of its new hybrid-working software platform.

After co-founding the workplace experience platform Teem in 2013, Shaun oversaw the company’s growth as it became a market-leader, and helped establish this new category of enterprise software. The company was acquired by flexible workplace disruptor WeWork, in 2018.

During his tenure as Chief Workplace Experience Officer at WeWork, Shaun helped to further define the modern vision of flexible, people-focused work patterns and spaces.

Chargifi will focus this wealth of experience on scaling strategic market offerings, such as Chargifi Wx, which enables teams and individuals to collaborate, connect and increase productivity in the hybrid environment without distraction.

Shaun Ritchie comments: “Our working patterns and locations have been evolving for some time now. By taking an employee-first, rather than space-first, perspective, Chargifi is at the forefront of tech that supports the emergent hybrid working model. Productivity and wellbeing increasingly hinges on successfully navigating and managing the balance between home and office working.”

Dan Bladen Co-Founder and CEO at Chargifi said: “Organizations across the globe are reimagining where, when and how their people work. Recent data* suggests  nearly 70% of companies are considering changes within the office to accommodate the shift in demand for hybrid work, while the majority of employees want to keep flexible working but are also seeking more face-to-face collaboration post-pandemic.

“Clearly, managing and planning the hybrid working environment is rapidly becoming an issue for the leadership teams of organisations across the globe. Done right, it has the potential to unlock significant engagement and performance gains. We’re committed to helping our customers maintain these vital in-person connections.”

Chargifi’s technology helps companies harness the potential of healthy hybrid working patterns by optimizing and coordinating home and office balance. Chargifi Wx provides the new operating system for flexible work, enabling employees to realize their full potential, unburdened from the arrangements and coordination around collaborative face-to-face work.

Notes to editors

*Microsoft 2021 Work Trend Index data

About Chargifi

The way we work has changed forever. Chargifi is on a mission to improve synchronization of people, space and time, creating the best conditions for people to thrive in the new era of work. Chargifi Wx is setting a standard for how work is optimized.

The virtual world means less face to face time, and we have all become more intentional about when and where we choose to work. Chargifi Wx removes friction between home and office to boost flexibility, productivity and workplace experience.

We provide workplace leaders with the operating system that empowers teams to make the best choices about how, when and where to do their best work, and deliver data-driven insights into how people use spaces to continuously improve experiences.

We currently service over 19 countries with some of the world’s most innovative companies and we are backed by top investors including: Intel Capital, HPE Pathfinder, Accelerated Digital Ventures, Manta Ray, firstminute.capital, and Techstars.

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