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So, if you hadn’t heard, this happened…

Dovetail Software Appoints Dwane Lay as Head of HR Process Design

 New Executive Team Hire to Consult with Prospects and Customers on HR Processes and Reporting

AUSTIN, TX – April 10, 2012 — Dovetail Software, a leader in web-based HR case management and help desk software, today announced that Dwane Lay will join the company as Head of HR Process Design. In his new role, Lay will be responsible for analyzing prospects’ and customers’ current HR processes and recommending improvements to aid in adoption efforts, and will serve as Dovetail’s subject matter expert on HR reporting and analytics.

Dwane brings with him a career of working in Human Resources for medium and large companies, focused on designing and implementing key HR processes in the employee life cycle.  His background also includes experience working with HRIS management and implementation, including optimizing the HR function to fully leverage new systems.

Prior to joining Dovetail, Lay served as the Director of Human Resources for Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. He is recognized as a leading authority on the application of Lean tools and techniques in Human Resources, and has a wealth of experience in applying business technology to improve HR processes. Lay is the author of and is a well-known presence on the HR social media landscape.

“Dwane has the expertise, experience and leadership that will help our company gain efficiencies in execution, educate the market on the benefits of HR case management software, and enhance the success of our current and future customers,” says Stephen Lynn, CEO of Dovetail.

“I’m incredibly excited to join a great organization with a great product,” states Lay. “The Human Resources profession has been making huge strides in the last decade to become much more data and process focused, and Dovetail Support Suite for HR takes it to the next level. I’m proud to be part of a brand that is changing the HR landscape.”

Dwane holds an MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO, is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources with HCRI, and has earned a Six Sigma Black Belt.


About Dovetail Software
Dovetail Software delivers web-based case management and help desk software that manages and tracks employee interactions with HR—including employee grievances and general policy questions, payroll and benefits, recruiting-related questions and compliance issues. Dovetail customers cite cost reduction of supplying support, increased productivity, access to complete records of employee interactions with HR, and visibility into analytics that help them improve their processes as key product benefits.


Am I excited?  You betcha.  A great company with a great product.  Can’t beat a package like that.  I haven’t even started yet, and already I love working there.

And yes, there’s room for others.  Looking for a sweet software gig?  There are some open spots on the team for developers, designers and sales.  Check them out.

The train is leaving the station, kids.  Best jump on board before you get left behind.


  1. Congratulations Dwane! If it’s about uniting passion and talent, it seems like you hit a home run.

  2. well played…well played

  3. Congratulations Dwane you really rock the world.

  4. WELCOME Dwane!


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