Ceridian announces New Exec Leadership Hires for Finance, Strategy

Jeremy Johnson appointed EVP, Chief Financial Officer, and Justine Janssen appointed EVP, Chief Strategy Officer


Ceridian HCM Holding Inc, a global leader in human capital management (HCM), announced the appointments of Jeremy Johnson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), 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.

“Jeremy and Justine’s return to Ceridian, both in critical growth roles, will help us further realize our vision as a global HCM leader, innovator, and disruptor,” said Ossip. “Widely respected and accomplished leaders, Justine and Jeremy will continue to build on our rock-solid foundation, elevating the already strong work of our people and supporting Ceridian’s growth, business targets, and customer needs.”

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.

“Returning to Ceridian as CFO is incredibly meaningful to me, especially at such a critical time in Ceridian’s story as it sets out to realize its future as Dayforce,” said Johnson. “I look forward to helping Ceridian advance its strategic vision and deepen customer and stockholder value as we embark on the next stage of our growth journey.”

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.

“I’m thrilled to rejoin Ceridian as CSO to build on the impressive work that’s been done to help fuel the organization’s momentum in market and future growth,” said Janssen. “Rejoining Ceridian at such a promising time in its transformation is tremendously exciting, and I look forward to partnering with teams across Ceridian to help our company and customers reach their full potential.”

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