Business Person of the Month June 2022: John Goulding, Co-Founder & CEO, Workvivo

Business Person of the Month | Mon 4 Jul | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: John Goulding, Co-Founder & CEO, Workvivo

John Goulding, Co-Founder & CEO, Workvivo is the Business and Finance Business Person of the Month for May 2022, in association with KPMG.


John Goulding is co-founder and CEO of Workvivo. He previously worked as the Chief Operations Officer at Cork-based firm CoreHR. He subsequently became CEO of the company before setting up Workvivo in 2017. Mr. Goulding began his career EMC Corporation where he became the Senior Director of Global Support having started there in 1995.

June was an especially successful month for Workvivo as they continued their expansion with the announcement of a new funding round total €20.8 million. The total amount raised by the company, founded by Mr. Goulding along with Joe Lennon, is now equal to €36 million. The round of investment was led by a venture capitalist by Tiger Global.

There are reports that the firm plan on adding new hubs in Dublin and London along with their headquarters in Cork. Workvivo are also believed to be creating 200 new jobs with the new bases and will triple their workforce which currently stands at 100.

Workvivo is an employee engagement software and their portfolio includes giants like Amazon, Bupa and Telus International. The Cork-based company are competing with tech giants like Facebook, Microsoft Viva amongst other employee portal services.

“We’re working with some of the world’s largest organisations to help them foster world-class workplace cultures,” said CEO and co-founder John Goulding.

“We’re thrilled to announce this new round of funding which will help fuel the next step in our journey. People spend a huge amount of their hours each week at work. The employee experience is crucial for leaders to prioritise as employees are more burned out and disconnected from their company’s culture than ever.”

Business & Finance, Business Person of the Month

Business Person the MonthBusiness & Finance, in association with KPMG, rewards excellence in business through the ‘Business Person of the Month’ award. This award seeks to recognise noteworthy achievements in business leadership, and, particularly, those that make a telling contribution to the wider business community in Ireland.