Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. announced the appointments of Jeremy Johnson as Executive Vice President, effective January 1, 2024, and Justine Janssen as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), effective immediately. Johnson and Janssen are both former Ceridian executives, returning in new roles to strengthen Ceridian?s executive leadership team and enable continued growth and innovation. Both roles report directly into David Ossip, Chair and Chief Executive Officer.
As CFO, Johnson will be responsible for the global finance functions, including accounting and financial reporting, financial planning & analysis, tax, treasury, cash management, payroll trust operations, facilities, financial operations, and investor relations. Most recently, Johnson served as CFO at SmartRecruiters Inc., where he also served as interim CEO for the period of August 2022 to April 2023. Previously, he spent nearly a decade within Ceridian?s finance team.
Johnson joins Ceridian on January 1, 2024. As CSO, Janssen will help realize Ceridian?s strategic goals and transformation initiatives, aligning them with the company?s vision, core objectives, and supporting its continued growth. Janssen, who joins Ceridian on December 4, 2023, has previously served in leadership positions at Ceridian, including managing large-scale transformation initiatives and leading organizational strategy.
At SmartRecruiters Inc., Johnson spent more than two years leading the global finance function, as well as legal and privacy, and served as interim CEO for a period. Prior to that, Jeremy was the SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations at Ceridian where he scaled the finance function through a period of rapid growth and led finance teams through the company?s Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges in 2018. Previously, he held a variety of finance, accounting, and audit positions at Capella Education Company and KPMG.
Jeremy is a Certified Public Accountant, and has a Masters in Accounting, with a specialty in Financial Reporting from Michigan State University. Janssen joined Ceridian in 2012, when Dayforce Corporation was acquired, and held diverse leadership positions prior to her departure in 2021. During her tenure at Ceridian, she was instrumental in leading the company through its IPO on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges, and setting a foundation for global growth and scale.
Janssen has been recognized for her leadership as one of Canada?s Top 40 Under 40, one of Canada?s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, one of the Top 25 Canadian Women in Tech, and as a Woman of Excellence for Achievement in Business. She volunteers with the boards of her local hospital and the Canadian Career Apprenticeship Initiative. Janssen is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at Western University.