HRIZONS® Leadership Team is Growing




Minneapolis, MN — May 2, 2016
HRIZONS® today announced that Gavin Cockayne has joined the company to lead its HCM Cloud Services and Consulting Practices. HRIZONS®, a 10-year veteran in HCM Cloud, has been helping customers make the digital transformation leap using leading edge HCM Cloud solutions such as SAP SuccessFactors and its own JDMS® | Job Descriptions Made Simple SaaS solution since 2006.

Most recently Mr. Cockayne was the Founder and Managing Partner at Chachapoya Consulting, LLC, helping drive strategy and execution in the SAP SuccessFactors Cloud HCM marketplace. Prior to establishing Chachapoya Consulting, he spent five years as a leader within the SAP SuccessFactors Professional Services and Consulting organization focused on global deployments of Employee Central to many of the large globally integrated enterprises.  During his time with SAP SuccessFactors he provided executive sponsorship to Global Cloud HCM Implementations and architected Global Solutions integrating the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite with legacy ERP applications, 3rd Party applications and Payroll providers. He also developed deployment strategies for global Cloud HCM implementations and worked directly with all pillars of the SAP organization including product strategy, development and operation teams on behalf of his clients.

Prior to entering the HCM Cloud space with SuccessFactors in 2010, Mr. Cockayne had 25 years of industry and consulting experience focused on the HR and Finance domains working for companies such as Procter and Gamble, American President Lines, IBM Global Services and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“As a fast growing HR Cloud Technology Company that specializes in SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Hana Cloud Platform (HCP) extensions and providing best-in-class pre-planning, implementation and post go-live services for our customers, we are thrilled to have Gavin join HRIZONS as a key member of our Leadership Team, and to lead and grow the Services part of our business and our growing customer base,” stated Jim Newman, President & CEO.

HRIZONS has been an SAP SuccessFactors partner since 2006. The company has leveraged 500 plus customer HCM cloud engagements across the globe to develop accelerate-to-value implementation methodologies, leading practices, content and tools, all bringing unique value propositions to companies looking to move their HCM technology infrastructure to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors and innovative value add solutions and services from HRIZONS.


HRIZONS® is an HR Cloud Technology Company that specializes in helping organizations move to the cloud leveraging SAP SuccessFactors solutions, SAP HANA Cloud Platform application extensions, and our own JDMS® | Job Descriptions Made Simple solution, including value-add services and integration solutions. With 10 years of HCM cloud experience, we help clients design their roadmap with HRZ®STRATEGY services, execute using our proven HRZ®EXECUTION methodology, and optimize post go-live with HRZ®EVOLUTION service programs to help our customers achieve competitive advantage through their biggest asset: their people.

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