Vivian Maza, Chief people officer, Ultimate Software

Vivian Maza of Ultimate Software is part of Human Resources Director Canada's Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

Chief people officer

Vivian Maza and the Ultimate Software people team celebrated a landmark year in 2017, hiring the company’s 4,000th employee and achieving a record-high seventh-place ranking on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The company was also named the number-one Best Place to Work for Women in Technology. Within the past year, the Ultimate Software people team also managed to successfully implement a new program to cover the costs of IVF, a major addition to its existing 100% employer-paid healthcare coverage for employees.

Maza and the rest of the team are anticipating an action-packed year ahead, as Ultimate Software is on track to become a $1 billion company. “Being one of the original four employees, I’ve seen firsthand how much we’ve grown in our 27-year history,” Maza says. “One thing hasn’t changed is our commitment to putting people first. In 2018, we’ll continue to care for our employees every day; protect our workplace culture; focus on delivering innovative HR, payroll and talent technology; and work to make a meaningful difference in our community.”