Halogen Software

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Halogen Software
Founded 1996
Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Les Rechan (CEO and President)
Michael Slaunwhite (Co-Founder and Executive Chairman)
Products HR Management Software
Number of employees
Parent Saba Software Inc.
Website www.halogensoftware.com

Halogen Software is a Canadian company that provides cloud-based talent management solutions[1][2] to customers with between 100 and 10,000 employees.[3] The firm was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[4][5]


The firm was formerly known as Manta Corporation and in June 2001,[6] changed its name to Halogen Software Inc. Halogen Software has been backed by JMI Equity since 2008.[7][8]

Les Rechan became Halogen Software’s new President and CEO in 2015 after serving as interim CEO and on Halogen’s board of directors from May 2015.[9][10]

Halogen opened an office in the United Kingdom in September 2011 and created its first Australian office in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, it opened new offices in San Jose, North Carolina, Amsterdam and Dubai.[11][12]

In May 2013, Halogen Software debuted in the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HGN.[13] The company stock jumped to 17 percent on its first day.[14][15] In September 2013, Halogen Software launched two software modules to implement one-on-one sessions between managers and employees in the workforce and improve employee communication by incorporating the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator.[16]

In May 2017 Halogen Software was acquired by Saba Software for $293 million.[17]

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  2. ^ "HR Tech Briefing - Halogen - Shining a light on value | ZDNet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
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  6. ^ "HGN.TO Profile | HALOGEN SOFTWARE INC Stock - Yahoo! Canada Finance". ca.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  7. ^ "JMI Equity raises $1 billion in new fund". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  8. ^ "Harry S. Gruner: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Loucks resigns as Halogen CEO - Technology - Ottawa Business Journal". www.obj.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  10. ^ "People on the move/Hats off - For the Record - Ottawa Business Journal". www.obj.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  11. ^ www.recruiter.com. "Talent Management Provider Halogen Software Expands Into the UK". Recruiter. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  12. ^ "Halogen Software CEO Paul Loucks Talks to Cantech Letter - Cantech Letter". Cantech Letter. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  13. ^ "List of Public Companies Worldwide, Letter - Businessweek - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  14. ^ Lam, Eric. "Halogen Software Soars 15% in IPO Trading Debut: Toronto Mover". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  15. ^ "Halogen Software soars in TSX debut". Financial Post. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  16. ^ "Stockwatch". www.stockwatch.com. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  17. ^ "Updated: Ottawa-based Halogen Software acquired by California's Saba for $293M | Ottawa Business Journal". obj.ca. Retrieved 2018-01-29.