Onward Receives Atlassian Partner of the Year 2023

Celebrate Service, Unlock Potential

Our vision is to strengthen our customers’ greatest resource—their employees. We do that by offering easy to use applications that promote worker engagement.

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Our Values

Making continuous progress


Solving for business outcomes with a purpose

Passion for customer success is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that our customers are partners in our success, and we are committed to helping them achieve their business outcomes. We are relentless in our execution to make continued progress and customer success is what keeps us going.


Enjoy the ride, we can laugh at ourselves

We believe that having fun is an essential part of the journey. We are committed to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace culture, where our team members can thrive, be themselves, and bring their best selves to work every day.


Financial discipline and profitability

We are committed to building a profitable and sustainable business. We believe that profitability is essential to our long-term success, enabling us to invest in our people, products, and services, and to deliver exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders. Our commitment to profitability drives us to continuously improve our business processes, innovate new solutions, and identify new growth opportunities.

Together we achieve
Together we celebrate

It's Day 1 at Onward.

1 Team

Flat organization focused on one mission.


Ground zero. Opportunity to grow and work on cutting edge technologies.

You + AI

You will have the opportunity to embrace AI in all facets of the organization


Solving real world use cases. and Collaborate with a Team Committed to Excellence and Impact


Girish Reddy


  • 20+ Years Experience in managing large scale 500+ engineering teams
  • Delivered complex, at scale cloud native solutions to Fortune 100 clients and 30+ US State & Local
  • Co-founder SpringML, prior experience at Workday and webMethods

Prabhu Palanisamy


  • 20+ Years Experience in technology consulting
  • Channel driven business development leader. Helped in closing $500M+ partner influenced sales in Salesforce and Google Cloud.
  • Co-founder SpringML, prior experience at Appirio and webMethods


Spirit Animal

  • Signifies diligence, sociability, and creativity
  • b indicates our second entrepreneurial journey

Advisory Team

Industry experts that we lean on for guidance

Lak Lakshmanan

Dr. Valliappa (“Lak”) Lakshmanan is an operating executive at an investment firm. He helps management teams across a range of industries employ data and AI-driven innovation to grow their businesses.

​Prior to this, Lak was the Director for Data Analytics and AI Solutions on Google Cloud and a Research Scientist at NOAA. He co-founded Google’s Advanced Solutions Lab and is the author of several O’Reilly books and Coursera courses. In 2021, he was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (the highest honor offered by the AMS) for his data science work.

​Follow him on Twitter @lak_luster, read articles by him on Medium, and see more details at www.vlakshman.com

Julie Barker

Julie leads Cultivate Talent, a consultancy that provides fractional talent leadership, recruiting strategy and recruiting for HR, Talent and Talent Acquisition Leaders. Her focus is on start-up to scale-up tech and tech services companies.
Julie has spent 15 years in HR and Recruitment at companies across all stages and across the globe at Zylo, Appirio, Interactive Intelligence and Aprimo. Julie is an advisor for Tercera, which is a venture capital firm focused on enabling the third wave of cloud computing. She also serves on the board of Next Gen Talent focused on equipping emerging HR and Talent leaders with the business skills to move their organizations forward.

Maria Perkins

Maria is a business and technology leader in the healthcare space. Most recently, she led growth operations capabilities at Optum, a  UnitedHealth Group company.

Maria has extensive experience and success building high-performing teams and creating and scaling efficient technology solutions and user-friendly operations that support business strategy and deliver results. Maria is a transparent and collaborative leader focused on cultivating and inspiring top talent to deliver superior results and maximize productivity while maintaining a healthy and positive work environment. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an MBA in Healthcare from The George Washington University.

Tim Short

Tim is an experienced sales executive holding roles from an individual contributor to VP of Sales and is currently a Solutions Engineer with the Analytics Cloud at Salesforce.

Tim has worked at large enterprises as well as several startups. He has mentored many upcoming entrepreneurs to help establish core business models, offerings, and the fastest path to sustainable revenue.

Teigan Sabhlok

Teigan is a services and product leader within enterprise software, holding several different high impact roles during his tenure at Workday and serving as an advisor to startup companies.

Teigan spent nine years working in consulting, first as a founding implementation expert working with over 100 customers and then moving into different management roles where he focused on expanding hiring in North America, improving onboarding and profitability efficiency and managing a multimillion dollar revenue contribution. During the back-half of his Workday career, Teigan was an initial product manager on the People Experience team and was responsible for the go-to-market and adoption strategy for Workday’s Help and Journey SKUs. In his current role, Teigan is focused on the adoption and value realization strategy of top product investments Workday is making to improve its user experience.


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