VC-backed Deputy beefs up board with new addition

Atlanta, Georgia and Sydney, Australia-based Deputy, a workforce management software platform, has added Karen Appleton Page to its board of directors. Page was a founding executive at Box as well as a founder of She was also a member of the Apple Enterprise Go-To-Market team. Deputy is backed by OpenView.


ATLANTA — October 10, 2018 — Deputy, an award-winning workforce management software platform, today announced the addition of Karen Appleton Page to its Board of Directors. With years of experience as a member of the Apple Enterprise Go-To-Market team and founding executive at Box, as well as founder of, Karen brings her deep expertise to Deputy’s rapidly expanding global ecosystem.

“Karen’s outstanding record as a tech executive leading commercial channels and developing strategic partnerships saw Box grow from humble beginnings to working with over 41 million users today,” said Ashik Ahmed, CTO, CEO and co-founder, Deputy. “Her passion for improving people’s lives with technology aligns with the Deputy ethos of bettering the lives of millions of hourly workers and their employers around the world. We are thrilled to have her join the Deputy team.”

Page is experienced in building high-growth businesses, having previously worked with Apple on the Enterprise Go-To-Market (GTM) team leading the commercial channel and strategic partnerships, managing the Mobility Partner Program and building the Industry teams. As one of the founding executives at Box, Page led GTM activities that defined Box’s approach to partnerships and business expansion, including international markets.

“Deputy is entering a high-growth phase as they continue to build out their global customer footprint,” said Page. “I’m excited to join the board to oversee and advise on the future direction of a company poised to significantly change the future of work.”

Page is a board member for Plastiq and Pickit, in addition to being a trustee at the Computer History Museum, Thorn and The Newseum. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and a member of MIT’s Solve. Karen’s angel investments include Werk, RDMD, Elliot, Strype, HarperWilde and EverLoved.

Page joins as Deputy continues to build out its world-class executive team, including Steven Power, Global President; Klaas Raaijmakers, CPO; Christopher Logan, VP of Engineering; Francois Bondiguel, Head of Growth; John Kearney and David Kelly as General Managers for the APAC and EMEA regions respectively.

About Deputy
Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney, Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More than 70,000 workplaces in 80 countries use Deputy to manage their employees. For more information, visit and follow @DeputyApp.