About OrangeHRM


OrangeHRM is the world's most popular and used open source human resource management software. The open source OrangeHRM product suite includes an array of modules that provide personal information management (PIM), employee self-service (ESS), leave management, time and attendance tracking (PTO), performance evaluation and recruitment, all at no cost. Today OrangeHRM is being used by over a million users around the world, while larger multinationals have used the open source version and customized the system to meet their human resource management standards & requirements.

OrangeHRM was started during fall 2005 and the first beta release was made in January 2006. Ever since OrangeHRM has been embraced by its community and is continuously improved by the help of a receptive and knowledgeable worldwide open source community.

Sujee Saparamadu

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Sujee is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OrangeHRM. He is responsible for strategic direction of the company and works on special projects with the teams.

Sujee has been involved in the Information Technology sector for over 25 years and, 10 of these years he has worked on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He has vast experience in developing and deploying enterprise applications. He Co-Foundered OrangeHRM Inc in 2006 with the Open Source business model and has revolutionized the HRIS domain.

Sujee has a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from University of New Haven, in Connecticut, USA and worked on a MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, in Massachusetts, USA.

Lawrence Knowles

Chief Product Officer

Lawrence is OrangeHRM's Chief Product Officer, this is a visionary role which sees Lawrence meeting our clients, the leading analysts and thought leaders of our industry, and informing the future development of OrangeHRM’s solutions.

Lawrence, a board director in the HR Technology space for over 20 years is often asked to provide keynote speeches at conferences.

A subject matter expert he is also regularly asked opinion on industry matters, has been featured in numerous publications, radio, and appeared as a guest GMTV’s This Morning.

Himath Dissanayake

Chief Technical Officer

Himath Dissanayake, CTO of OrangeHRM, leads the product development team and is in charge of product strategy including the OrangeHRM roadmap.

Prior to OrangeHRM, Himath has been a senior engineer for hSenid Software for over 6 years, playing the roles of software architect, project manager and manager of engineering. His professionalinterests include Software Patterns and Agile Software Methodologies.

Himath holds a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Declan McMahon

VP, Client Services

Declan is VP of Client Services at OrangeHRM. He is responsible for professional services, implementation services, managed services and customer success.

Declan has over 24 years of IT experience with growth stage businesses as well as extensive M&A experience. His core focus is in helping customers maximise the value they can extract from their procurement decisions. Declan has worked with companies such as Intel, Aepona, Valista, Critical Path and ISOCOR.
Declan received a first class honors degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.

Brendan Callaghan

Director Of Sales

Brendan is an industry veteran with a track record in sales leadership at leading tech companies across North America. Brendan serves as the Director of Sales at OrangeHRM, where he is instrumental in developing and executing the company's sales strategy.

Brendan is the ultimate sales professional with over 20 years of sales success in particular Brendan is accustomed to creating process where there is none and driving results with high attention to bottom-line detail.
He is an alumnus of the University of Huddersfield where he received a BA (Hons) majoring in Business. When he is not working, Brendan can be found at his family cottage with his wife and 2 children. Brendan is an avid book reader - when he finds the time and a builder of bird houses. He bleeds Blue and White for his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Brendan loves traveling with his wife and 2 children all over the world.

Ruchira Amarasinghe

Chief Architect

Ruchira Amarasinghe, Chief Architect of OrangeHRM, is responsible for the high level architecture of OrangeHRM.

Prior to OrangeHRM Ruchira worked at hSenid Software for over 5 years as a Senior software engineer, working on a wide range of enterprise systems including payment solutions, mobile content delivery systems, mobile billing and stock trading systems. These applications were used by DST Brunei, KMEFIC Kuwait, Stealthnet Austrailia, Celltell Lanka and at Valista (AOL, Vodafone UK, Vodafone Japan, Orange UK, mBlox. were some of the clients).

Ruchira has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is an avid chess player, and was the Chess Champion of Sri Lanka in 1999.

Darija Jevtuchova

Community Manager

Darija Jevtuchova is working as OrangeHRM Community Manager. She is responsible for encouraging and enhancing communication between the OrangeHRM team and wide and diverse users' community, helping it to gain traction by creating structure where appropriate.

She previously worked for JSC "Eurovaistines", JSC "Informaciniu projektu sistemos" and DuoSoftware Pvt. Ltd. in Lithuania.

The year of studies in Athens University of Economics and Business, involvement in the biggest international student organization – AIESEC, and presently conducted CIM courses helped Darija to gain knowledge in marketing and business administration areas and develop the valuable skills like international team management and multi cultural communication.

Darija has a BS in Business Administration from Vilnius university in Lithuania and a MS in Informational technologies from Vilnius university in Lithuania.

Rasmus Vido

Marketing Executive

As Marketing Executive at OrangeHRM, Rasmus Vido is responsible for marketing and strategy implementation. Rasmus's expertises are on market analysis and product development within the ICT sector, customer behaviour and segmentation as well as qualitative and quantitative research studies. He also carries experience working as a Product-and Market Consultant within ICT solutions at the Danish Post.

Rasmus has a BS in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a MS in Marketing and Economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Studies include exchange semesters at CEU Graduate School of Business in Budapest, Hungary and at University College Dublin in Ireland.

Director Board

Larry Stefonic

Advisory Board

Larry Stefonic recently finished 7 successful years at MySQL AB in various senior positions. He was instrumental in driving the dramatic business growth that ultimately led to MySQL's acquisition by Sun Microsystems for one billion dollars. After kickstarting MySQL's North American operations as EVP in 2001, he subsequently ran the MySQL OEM business. He most recently opened up MySQL's high growth operations in the Asia Pacific region, serving as President of MySQL KK and SVP APAC, operating out of Tokyo, Japan. Prior to MySQL Larry served in senior management roles at Centura Software and Raima Corporation.

During his 19 years in the computer software industry, he has advised numerous software companies to successful exits. Stefonic earned a BS Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1991. He is also co-founder of yaSSL, provider of a leading open source internet security tool.

David Axmark

Board Member

David Axmark is one of the founders of MySQL AB and a developer of the free database server, MySQL. He has been involved with MySQL development from its beginning.

David has been involved with free software since 1980 and has said he is committed to developing a successful business model using free open source software.

So far users of OrangeHRM
have tracked over

1 + Billion

Leave Requests

3.5+ Million

Users

1 + Million

Downloads

500,000 +

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