Ann Torry
VP, Marketing
BirdDogHR

(4.9)
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Awards:

  • Top Women Leaders 2019
  • Top Women Leaders 2018

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Ann Torry is the Vice President of Marketing at BirdDogHR. She is responsible for all marketing functions including product marketing, corporate communications, field marketing and public relations.


Ann is a human capital management industry veteran, bringing more than 16 years of experience partnering with learning and HR leaders worldwide. She has contributed to the double-digit global growth of numerous SaaS and on-premise technology companies. Recently she led the content marketing strategy at SumTotal Systems and was also a key marketing leader at SaaS global learning provider GeoLearning.


An avid writer and marketing enthusiast, Ann has been published in Chief Learning Officer magazine and E-Learning! Magazine. She has also served numerous years on the board of the Iowa Chapter of the American Marketing Association.


Ann is a native of Des Moines and holds a B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication from Iowa State University.


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  1. Ann is a great, innovative leader of BirdDogHR. She is driven to make BirdDogHR the leader in its industry. She is also great at building employee engagement. I learn some new from her after each conversation we have. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

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  2. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

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  3. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

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  4. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

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  5. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

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  6. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice/s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  7. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s Top Workplaces awards. Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

    Mid-level professional , submitted on

  8. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Annâ’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  9. Current and prior positions Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. Company performance Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Industry recognition & influence Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Impact on organizations Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  10. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care. She is extremely passionate and helpful in her role. She takes great pride in helping her team, organization, and others not in her department. I have learned a lot from Ann and how to improve myself at work and in the community. Through her strategic buyer persona creation, Ann’s contributions have helped organizations around the country. A large portion of BirdDogHR customers are small companies in the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries. Many of these folks have never purchased software for their businesses and are completely lost in the highly technical language and selection of software. Ann’s ability to identify the challenges these types of customers experience and deliver easy-to-understand content where these people are searching is hugely impactful to these organizations. In our own organization, Ann is always the first to know what’s going on and develops thoughtful and timely communication plans for the staff. She is a team player through and through, and is always the first and most enthusiastic cheerleader for any new changes at BirdDogHR.

    Mid-level professional , submitted on

  11. Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude. Having worked in SaaS HCM companies since 2005, Ann’s influence shows. She has secured relationships for BirdDogHR with CFMA, Construction Executive, Association for Talent Development, L&D Daily Advisor, HR Gazette and more to spread awareness about HCM software and solutions to industry-wide challenges. She has also recently spearheaded a philanthropic partnership between AGC of America and BirdDogHR in support of Warrior Canine Connection. Through Ann’s strategic leadership, BirdDogHR has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Businesses since 2015, rising over 1200 spots on the list from the first year BirdDogHR received the award. She has also successfully landed a number of additional awards for BirdDogHR, including G2 Crowd’s High Performer, Software Advice’s HR FrontRunners, and Iowa’s

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  12. Ann has brought such amazing change to BirdDogHR. When she was brought on, she and I were a two-woman marketing team. She has been a great mentor and really created the marketing strategy that BirdDogHR uses. Her leadership has contributed to BirdDogHR seeing 4 consecutive years on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing company with over 130% growth. When Ann came on board in 2013, BirdDogHR had virtually no marketing strategy – and all revenue was brought on through partnerships and sales reps making cold calls. Today, BirdDogHR brings in thousands of leads every year and marketing efforts make a big contribution to revenue. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann’s dedication to the marketing strategy at BirdDogHR has led to creating buyer personas – really analyzing what drives customers to purchase. This has ultimately led to the company being able to better serve high-consequence organizations across the country with their HCM needs. BirdDogHR wouldn’t be where it is today without Ann’s hard work and I wouldn’t have the knowledge and skill set I have now without her tutelage. As a manager, she encourages our professional development and supports her team pursuing learning opportunities and certification programs to expand our skill sets.

    Mid-level professional , submitted on

  13. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann’s past roles include Director of Marketing, Integrated Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Manager. She has held roles in multiple SaaS companies in the HCM space and is an expert in the industry. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care.

    Mid-level professional , submitted on

  14. Ann is an amazingly talented leader and a brilliant marketing strategist. She excels at mentoring and guiding her team and is instrumental in setting the direction of the company image. She is a committed Servant Leader and trusted confidant. The impact of her work is felt in every aspect of our business. Ann is responsible for building the company vision from start up phase and transforming the image to the strategic multi-line business we have today. During the past five years, Ann’s guidance has impacted company revenue growth in excess of 600% and kept BirdDogHR in the listing of Inc 5000 fastest growing companies five years in a row. Ann is a master at utilizing technology to generate growth in a multi-faceted approach to lead generation, partner marketing, SEO, digital asset management, and much more. She is an irreplaceable asset on the leadership team building strong relationships internally and with our extended strategic partner network.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  15. Ann is the best leader and boss I have ever worked for. She encourages creativity and believes in her team’s abilities to execute ideas without close oversight. She is very analytical with new ideas and shares enthusiasm with the team when a great idea is proposed. She has held multiple senior marketing management positions in previous SaaS HCM companies, and knows the industry well. Under Ann’s leadership, the marketing department has grown by 40% in 2018 alone. She keeps a pulse on BirdDogHR customer and partner happenings, and is quick to suggest strategies to capitalize on such events. Ann is extremely organized, strategic, detail-oriented and thoughtful. She is a guiding spirit rather than a demanding boss. Despite her dedication to BirdDogHR, Ann has recently taken on a Board Member role for HCI Foundation, a non-profit supporting compassionate health care. I hope to work for her for many years to come.

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  16. Ann is hyper focused on lead generation, lead conversion, strategic buyer persona identification, ROI, digital marketing, and improving our company the brand. She does all this while creating a positive Servant Leader environment for her team. I count on Ann as a senior leader of the organization and a terrific example and mentor for the young women in our organization. Over the past five years, Ann has led BirdDogHR to an average of 36% growth YOY and has been instrumental in partner marketing enablement of over fifty referral and reseller partners. Ann has developed multiple innovative campaigns within the Human Capital Management SaaS community over the past 20 years. Ann is a frequent presenter to our Board of Directors providing insight on the HCM industry, targeting new markets, and brand management for the growth of our company.

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  17. Her positive energy radiates throughout the office, Ann is so passionate about our company, and all things marketing. Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude.

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  18. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family. Ann also serves as a Board Member for HCI Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for compassionate health care.

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  19. Ann Torry is a marketing mastermind. When Torry joined BirdDogHR in 2013, the company had a strong Applicant Tracking System module on the market. In that time, BirdDogHR has added 10 additional modules, countless reseller partners, and joined a new family of companies called Arcoro. Through these transitions, the BirdDogHR brand has grown its market presence and brand recognition, thanks to the efforts of Torry and her leadership. Under Torry’s leadership, the company has maintained a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for five consecutive years along with receiving seven additional awards in 2018 alone. At each of these milestones, Torry has led the marketing efforts to effectively promote and distribute marketing collateral to the appropriate audiences.

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  20. Ann Torry is our biggest reason for BirdDogHR’s successful growth! Her expert talents at strengthening the company brand, driving sales with a extremely healthy pipeline, and being the voice for our company are top shelf in every way. Ann can be and is relied upon to DELIVER, and she does, and makes it look effortless. She doesn’t have the largest team, but they work very hard and get results. She is wonderful model for them of an engaged executive with her finger on the pulse of the company. Ann Torry is also a trusted friend and colleague who I often turn to for advice and counsel. Beyond all that, Ann has a huge heart for folks in need and is often found supporting various causes in our community.

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  21. You really can not ask for a better marketing leader than Ann Torry. Since Torry has joined the BirdDogHR family, the company has added 10 additional modules, endless reseller partners and joined a new family of companies called Arcoro. Through these changes, Torry and her team worked effortlessly to grow the BirdDogHR brand and presence, and they succeeded. The brand has won countless awards, including maintaining a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for five consecutive years (ahem, the same five years Torry has been the marketing leader.) Not only is Torry fantastic at marketing the BirdDogHR brand, but she’s also a great, respectable leader to her team and a wonderful role model.

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  22. Through Ann’s leadership, the marketing team has grown by 40% in 2018 alone, with the goal of adding an additional employee to the team by the end of the year. Ann’s focus on inbound marketing has contributed immensely to BirdDogHR’s 30% YOY growth in 2017. She is always working behind the scenes and maintains a pulse on what’s happening at BirdDogHR and with our partners and customers. Ann has contributed to a strong partnership with the AGC of America, visiting with their board of directors frequently throughout the year. When Ann began, BirdDogHR had a little over 500 customers. Today we now have over 1300 customers, thanks in large part to her marketing genius and team-oriented attitude.

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  23. Ann’s contributions in her current role as the VP of Marketing have been instrumental in growing BirdDogHR into the company it is today. She is ever-focused on lead generation and uses her talents to build connections with large partner organizations, creates compelling customer and prospect-oriented events and analyzes which tools are most valuable for the marketing team and BirdDogHR as a whole. All while leading her team, providing training, assisting the sales team and managing budgets. She is quick to bring different departments together to focus what’s best for BirdDogHR, and is always open to innovative ideas from anybody in the BirdDogHR family.

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  24. Ann has many strengths! She is brilliant at marketing, inspiring creativity in others, coaching her staff to excel, supporting the overall sales organization with fresh ideas and productive methods, being a trusted and respected advisor to our CEO, and she also has a huge heart for others. I have never known a more professional leader, other than our CEO, who cares so deeply about the company’s success. She has worked miracles with our branding and recognition, and has become a very key part of our company’s success!

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  25. Ann is a marketing genius. She helped lead the company from not just a marketing perspective but an entire company/transition standpoint to rebrand and move from being a single software brand to an entire suite of HR solutions. Under her leadership, the company has been on the Inc 5000 list for 5 straight years and several top workplace awards.

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