Top Places perks: Imprivata’s rock band

Plenty of companies have an employee softball team. Imprivata has a rock band. The marketing department at the Lexington software provider put the group together to play a company party last summer, with employees hailing from accounts payable to finance to engineering. The performance was such a hit that the band played another gig at the January sales kickoff at the Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods Resort Casino . The band, called OneSong Anywhere (a play on an Imprivata product called OneSign Anywhere), practices its covers of Maroon 5 and Oasis at night in the cafeteria and is gearing up for a show at the annual sales kickoff in January, a companywide meeting to lay out new products and strategies. The group even helped recruit a new employee. A cousin of an employee was filling in as lead guitarist, and it turned out he was a tech support guy in need of a job. “We ended up hiring him,” said Ed Gaudet , chief marketing officer and singer. “And he’s a phenomenal guitarist.”

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