PDS Announces Leadership Transition: Steve Fitzgerald Appointed CEO

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BLUE BELL, PAPDS® announced Friday the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Palmer and the appointment of Steve Fitzgerald as the new Chief Executive Officer. The transition has been meticulously planned over the past year to ensure seamless continuity.

Ms. Palmer recently celebrated her 40th anniversary with PDS, having joined the company in 1984. Throughout her career, she contributed significantly in various roles across research and development, sales, professional services, marketing, and operations. She became President and CEO in July 2018, driving significant growth and innovation.

Steve Fitzgerald, currently the Executive Vice President at PDS, will now take on the CEO role. With over 35 years of experience in the software industry and more than 20 years at PDS, Fitzgerald returned to the company in March 2016 after working at various tech startups. He currently oversees all PDS operations, including Engineering, Services, Support, and Operations.

“Steve’s years of experience and depth of knowledge of PDS and our customers made him the logical choice for the role of CEO,” said Ms. Palmer. “I’m confident in Steve’s ability to serve PDS’ customers and continue our company’s culture of putting the customer first!”

The PDS team expressed deep gratitude for Ms. Palmer’s leadership and numerous accomplishments during her tenure. Under Mr. Fitzgerald’s leadership, PDS will continue its mission of delighting customers and exceeding expectations.

“I am humbled by the appointment to CEO and have big shoes to fill with Pat’s departure,” said Mr. Fitzgerald. “I am committed to continuous improvement and meeting our customers’ needs in the ever-changing HCM industry.”

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