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The AbsenceSoft Story

Made by HR Professionals for HR Professionals, we’re proud of where we’ve been and excited about where we’re headed. 

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It started with a strong
market need.

Ten years ago, no software could adequately automate the leave and accommodations process.

Most software made it more confusing and none were designed for teams managing the complexities of leave and accommodations on a daily basis.

As consultant and industry leader at the time, our Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Seth Turner, knew his team and employees deserved better. So, he set out to build a leave and accommodation software designed by HR Professionals for HR Professionals. 

A team of technologists and leave experts was formed; long story short, the AbsenceSoft you know and love today was born.

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Since then, we at AbsenceSoft have worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, making it our mission to help them take better care of their employees by optimizing their leave and accommodation experience. And, as the only industry-agnostic leave and accommodation software on the market, we’re still leading the charge.

After years of working with clients struggling with manual processes and Excel spreadsheets, I knew we could leverage technology to create a solution that would eliminate the administrivia of leave and automate the routine tasks so that our clients could focus on what’s important – the employees that need leave and supporting them through that journey and their return to work.
Seth Turner

AbsenceSoft over the years…


AbsenceSoft is founded by leave management professionals & HR tech experts.


Released the first version of leave software and added ADA accommodations later that year.


Launched employee self-service, ensuring a simple, modern way for employees to request leave and accommodations inside AbsenceSoft with their HR team.


Achieved major milestone by reaching over 1 million lives covered.


Recapitalization with Bow River PE extends AbsenceSoft’s SaaS and B2B leadership team. 


Secured funding from Norwest Venture Partners and acquired Presagia, combining the industry leaders in absence technology.


AbsenceSoft now covers 5+ million lives and counting.

Our Leadership

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Mark Schiff

Chief Executive Officer

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Jimmy Gulick

Chief Financial Officer

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Kelly Wells

Chief Customer Officer

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Christian Ellis

Chief Product and Technology Officer

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Seth Turner

Chief Strategy Officer

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Phillip Hodge

Chief Sales Officer


Kathryn Hilton

Chief Marketing Officer

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Jennifer Limon

VP, Industry Solutions

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Erika Foss

VP, Professional Services

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Ashlee Brennan

VP, Leave Compliance

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Josh Happoldt

VP of Software Engineering

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Geoffrey Simpson

VP of Enterprise Sales

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Michael Schwartz

VP of Large Sales

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Steffanie Trumino

VP of Human Resources

Get to know the AbsenceSoft way.

Our Approach Careers

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