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Jonathan Benhamou | Chief International Sales Officer at UKG / Co-founder of PeopleDoc

Interviewed by Irène Toporkoff

We welcome Jonathan Benhamou, Chief International Sales Officer at Ultimate Kronos Group and Co-founder of PeopleDoc for a raw conversation on the turning points in his life that got him to where he is now and what drives him to keep going.


Jonathan Benhamou is Ultimate Software’s Chief Sales Officer for international markets. He is a French entrepreneur/investor who is the former CEO and co-founder of PeopleDoc, the Paris-based startup acquired by Ultimate in 2018.

Under Jonathan’s leadership, PeopleDoc became the leading provider of cloud HR service delivery solutions, making it simple and convenient for HR to actively manage employee files, and for employees to easily access or receive the HR information they need—at any time, and from anywhere.

In 2014, Gartner recognized PeopleDoc as a “Cool Vendor” in the human capital management space. Not only has Jonathan negotiated, raised and secured more than $55 million in funding led by Accel and Eurazeo, he also established offices in France, UK, USA, Canada and Germany, with more than 150 employees, to support PeopleDoc’s incredible customer base.

Jonathan is committed to using his personal success to invest in other young innovative companies and start-ups as well. Jonathan has been honored by many media, businesses and cultural organizations. He is a member of the delegation of Young Entrepreneurs of the G20. Jonathan also serves as Board Member and Business Angels of several start-ups (Clustree, BookandGolf, ISAI, Social Bar). He has been recognized as a Technology Young Leader- an honor awarded by 20 of Europe’s top technology leaders, including Apple, Google, Intel, Oracle, and Cisco.

We hope you enjoy our raw conversation with Jonathan. Editing and sound mixing of this episode was done by Clara Ernoult.