KnowBe4’s Lyss Madden Wins 2021 Gold Stevie® Award

Madden honored with Onboarding Professional of the Year award for 2021 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its director of global onboarding Lyss Madden has won a Gold Stevie Award for Onboarding Professional of the Year.Gold Stevie Award 2021

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

Madden began her career at KnowBe4 as a recruiter, but what set her apart from the rest was her passion for creating an unforgettable candidate and employee experience. When the idea of an onboarding position was created, her managers immediately thought of her as the perfect fit because of her creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and her ability to build relationships with employees. When Madden was promoted in July 2018, she built the entire onboarding department from scratch, with one main goal in mind: ensuring that each employee had an unforgettable experience. Since 2018, she has successfully onboarded over 1,000 people.

"Since her start in HR at KnowBe4, Lyss has received three promotions and is now director of global onboarding for all of the organization’s global offices,” said Erika Lance, chief human resources officer, KnowBe4. “Her passion for creating a welcoming environment to all new KnowBe4 team members is shown by all of the continuous feedback that is received. She has shown excellence in creating an industry-leading employee experience are unparalleled and we are so lucky to have her as part of our team.”

“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts to improve employees’ experiences in the initial stages of their careers with KnowBe4,” said Madden. “It is so critical to begin a new employment experience positively. The ability to contribute directly to an enhanced onboarding process for new employees has been the highlight of my career.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 41,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at



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