Spanning Cloud Apps Appoints Ericka Tate as Vice President of People

Former Headspring and Simply Hired HR Executive to Lead Spanning’s Rapid Talent Growth Driven by Demand for SaaS Data Protection

Austin, Texas – February 27, 2018 – Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, a leading provider of SaaS data protection solutions, today announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Ericka Tate as Vice President of People. Tate brings over 15 years of experience to the role and will lead Spanning’s strategic and operational HR activities to align them closely with the company’s innovative culture and future vision.

With past HR leadership positions at Simply Hired, Google and Accenture, Tate has successfully led projects to raise employee satisfaction and deliver innovative recruitment and onboarding practices. Her work has resulted in improved hiring efficiency and employee retention rates, and significant cost savings in HR processes. Tate also has global HR experience where, in a previous role, she worked to resolve international compliance challenges and facilitated a rapid overseas hiring plan that led directly to revenue increases.

“Culture is at the root of what we do and who we are at Spanning. As our company has grown, our commitment to and investment in our employees remains key to our success,” said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO, Spanning. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Ericka’s enthusiasm and depth of experience on board to champion this vision. She’s an HR leader who is not afraid to challenge senior leadership to strengthen our culture and ensure our employees are heard, supported and celebrated.”

Prior to her role at Spanning, Tate held the position of Vice President of Talent at Headspring and before that served as Senior Director of Human Resources at Simply Hired. Other past positions include Senior Director, Human Resources at, Lead Recruiter at Google, and Lead Recruiter at Accenture.

“I’m excited to join Spanning, supporting these incredibly talented people and helping them thrive here,” Tate said. “The Spanning core values, known as HIFADO – Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open – serve as guideposts as the organization grows and expands. It’s a great time to join Spanning.”

Spanning is currently hiring multiple positions across engineering, sales, HR, customer success, and more. Visit to learn about careers at Spanning.

About Spanning

Spanning Cloud Apps is the leading provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helping organizations protect their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, enterprise-class data protection for Google Workspace, Salesforce, and Microsoft Office 365. Spanning Backup is the most trusted cloud-to-cloud backup solution for thousands of companies and millions of users around the world. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @SpanningBackUp.