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Razor Suleman

Founder of Achievers

Razor is the Founder & former CEO of Achievers, a leading provider of SaaS based rewards and recognition programs. Razor built Achievers from an idea to a company with a $100M run rate. Achievers was acquired by silicone valley based Blackhawk Networks (NASDAQ: HAWK) in July of 2015 for $140M. Achievers customer base includes several blue-chip enterprises including Rogers, Visa, Scotiabank, CVS Pharmacy, Microsoft and Samsung. Its software is used by millions of employees in 110 countries around the world. Under Razor’s leadership, Achievers has raised over US$35 million in venture capital from leading firms including Sequoia Capital. It has also been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Fortune Magazine for several years running. In addition, PROFIT Magazine listed Achievers as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies in 2009-2014 and was ranked one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ with sales growth of nearly 727%.  Achievers won Gold for “Best Rewards and Recognition Technology” and the #1 company in the industry by Human Resource Outsourcing Magazine in 2013. Razor Suleman is a Partner at Alignvest Management Corporation. He was part of the team that raised $250M in an IPO on the TSX in June 2015. He is on the board of directors of Alignvest Acquisition Corporation. Razor graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program. He has won dozens of awards including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, BDC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and a Human Capital Leadership Award from HR Magazine.