Founder / CEO
“When I started this business I thought it was going to be all about computers,” Chris says. “And now I realize it’s all about people.”
It’s hard to deny the fact that Chris Ciapala has paved the way for modern time and labor tracking. His journey began over 30 years ago, and first involved washing mechanical time-clocks in acid. Soon he was taking them apart to repair them and eventually found his way to current day Founder and CEO of Attendance on Demand.
Chris appreciates being in a vital industry as a change-maker. Historically, laborers and employers have tended to be suspicious of each other, afraid of being cheated or undercut. That strife led to undesirable outcomes throughout the years. He realized early on that he could develop a product that would alter the relationship between employers and employees in a positive way, and the impact would be exponential.
Which is why today’s Attendance on Demand product is filled with transparent information and serves as a bridge between employers and laborers. The data impacts the overall business health in real and measured ways. And that is something Chris is proud to be a part of.
He’s worked hard for the past 20 years to get to this point: to create a productive, healthy, admired group. He developed 9 brand promises to speak on behalf of the company as a first encounter. “They were designed to put the pressure on us,” Chris says. Coupled with a system that allows customers to come and go at will, Chris felt passionate all along that the Attendance on Demand product would speak for itself as a relevant, effective, proactive tool for employers and employees alike.
People - both the admiration and appreciation of - are a focus for Chris. From idea creation, to development, support, and a drive to continually improve the Attendance on Demand offering, Chris watches the people of his company inspire each other as they excel in their areas of expertise.
Chris believes in giving employees the tools and flexibility for success, and expects that they’re used well. In return, he’s worked tirelessly to create space and protocol that enhances community, collaboration, and company pride. As a CEO, Chris believes that an organization is not a product, but a culture.