WorkBright Announces Chapelle Ryon as CEO

Boulder, 1/3/2023. WorkBright announced today that Chapelle Ryon has been appointed new CEO. An experienced business leader, Ryon will succeed founder David Secunda and assume responsibilities immediately. Secunda will move to an Executive Chair role where he will lead the Board of Directors and continue his strategic vision work for WorkBright’s future.

Chapelle has been a strategic leader with WorkBright since 2015 and has led marketing, growth and most recently served as the company’s COO. Prior to WorkBright, Chapelle led marketing at Private Equity backed SaaS portfolio holdings, working to incorporate numerous new acquisitions and accelerate sales. She brings extensive experience in SaaS operations with expertise in developing scalable business systems that support rapid growth.


“I’m excited to take the Company forward into this next phase as we focus on scale to service more organizations and support more end users through their digital onboarding,” said Ryon. “WorkBright has grown out of the startup phase and has an incredibly innovative product offering that is becoming mainstream in HR administration.”



During her tenure, WorkBright has serviced over 1.5 million employees, with 40% YoY growth, over $5M ARR, and fully profitable years including 2022. WorkBright has also received top employee designations like Best Places to Work and B-Corp Certification. 

“Ms. Ryon brings the exact balance of operational expertise, human connection and strategic vision to skillfully lead WorkBright in its next chapter of growth. I have complete confidence in her leadership and look forward to watching her deftly chart the path forward for the company”, said David Secunda

Supporting Chapelle is a deeply experienced executive team consisting of Patrick Navarro as Chief Technology Officer Role, Lauren Pfanmiller as Chief Revenue Officer, and David Payne as Chief Financial Officer. Combined, this team brings over 60 years of experience in their respective roles. 

About WorkBright

WorkBright is a 100% Remote Onboarding Software company that leads the HR industry in retention and customer satisfaction. Our mission is to simplify the onboarding process for both HR managers and new employees alike by using a fully digital process. WorkBright increases the accuracy of employee files, speeds up paperwork collection by 8x, and reduces the HR onboarding overhead, while boosting your company’s confidence in its I-9 and HR file compliance.