Each year, the editors of HRO Today recognize industry leaders who demonstrate forward-thinking and transformative actions in the industry. By understanding the power of recognition as a top motivator for performance, Peter Hart has established Rideau as one of the world's leading employee engagement providers.

Recognizing people and their contribution to the corporate mission is a critical element in talent management and the success of any company, said Peter Hart, CEO of Rideau. We all know this to be true, innately, but managers need help in the form of programs, coaching, and ongoing support to develop encouraging work environments and the positive results that come with it.

In addition to his role at the helm of Rideau's strategic direction and work with leading companies throughout North America, Peter serves on the boards of Recognition Professionals International and the Incentive Federation and was the founder of IMA's Recognition Council. He recently co-wrote People Artistry at Work, a powerful resource that presents simple principles and tools to help managers engage workers fully, granting them the attention they deserve in a world governed by checklists and multi-tasking. Peter is also an avid painter and proprietor of a renowned art gallery in the Old Port of Montreal.

As North America's leading source for web-based incentive management solutions,Rideau's easy-to-use employee recognition and loyalty programs are changing the way companies look at internal relationships. Rideau's management programs have proven to help companies better service its customers, strengthen credibility and build customer loyalty. The company has active, results-driven partnerships with companies such as RBC, Intel, CA and Liberty Mutual.