Faces of HR

Best of Faces of HR 2022

HR Daily Advisor‘s Faces of HR column is a weekly series, profiling the amazing work being done by members throughout the HR community. Not only do we take a closer look at the successes, challenges, aspirations, and opinions of HR professionals, but we also share personal experiences providing a bit more insight into each individual.

This year, our Faces of HR profiles brought invaluable insight from all walks of the industry, from talent management to benefits to DE&I to recruiting, and so much more. As we say goodbye to 2022 and look toward a new year, our team at HR Daily Advisor has gone back through the archives and selected some of our favorite Faces of HR profiles from 2022. Enjoy!

How Matt Bahl is Shaking Up HR with Empathy & Support

Matt Bahl has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for nearly a decade. Bahl began his career as a labor and employment lawyer advising organizations on a variety of matters, including collective bargaining. Today, he is not only a nationally recognized thought leader on workplace financial wellness, but also serves as Vice President of Workplace Market Lead at Financial Health Network – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the nation’s leading authority on financial health and wellness.

Faces of HR: Désirée Pascual on Curiosity, Collaboration and Courage

Désirée Pascual is Chief People Officer at Headspace Health – a comprehensive and accessible mental healthcare platform – and oversees HR for about 1,000 employees. In 2021, Headspace and Ginger joined forces to form Headspace Health. Today, Headspace Health touches nearly 100 million lives around the world through its brands Headspace, Ginger, and Headspace for Work. The vision? A world where everyone is kind to their mind.

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro’s Strategic Approach to HR Helps Move the Needle Forward

Meet Valarie Arismendez, SVP of People at Hello Heart. The digital therapeutics company focuses exclusively on heart disease, partnering with employer organizations to provide a connected mobile app that works alongside an employer’s benefits ecosystem. In her role as SVP of People, Valarie leads all talent acquisition, retention, human resources, workplace experience and IT strategies for the venture-backed firm. In addition, she has more than 15 years of leadership experience in human capital management, organizational effectiveness, change management, executive coaching, talent acquisition, workforce planning and employee relations.

Faces of HR: Dave Carhart Talks about the Value of Teams and Collaboration

Dave Carhart has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest “Faces of HR” profile, we sat down with Dave to discuss how he got his start in the industry, his biggest influence, as well as his thoughts on trends and best practices for the HR industry, including how company leaders can make HR a value within their organization. According to Carhart, it all starts with critical thinking and setting your intention.

Faces of HR: Jeff Ostermann on His Best Mistake, Seizing the Moment, & Making a Positive Impact

Jeff Ostermann is Chief People Officer at Sweetwater, the #1 online retailer of music instrument and professional audio gear in the United States. In his role, he develops the talent, teams and culture that help Sweetwater serve its customers and grow its impact on music-makers in the U.S. and worldwide. Before Jeff Ostermann got his start in the HR industry, he held various finance and business leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. Now with nearly three years of skin in the HR industry, Ostermann says stepping into a Chief People Officer role was a “natural evolution.”

How One HR Pro is Making an Impact with a Multi-Touch Mission

As the principal of Tessi Consulting – a Black, woman-owned boutique consultancy that offers diversity, equity, inclusion, training, coaching, and more – Christie Lindor has served hundreds of global organizations across more than 31 industries in 10 countries. In her role, she also brings more than 12 years of experience planning, designing, and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Corporate America.

Nolan Church on the Value of Coaching, Technology, and Failing Forward

Nolan Church, Cofounder and CEO of Continuum, has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for nearly a decade. For our latest “Faces of HR” profile, we sat down with Nolan to discuss how he got his start in the industry, his biggest influence, as well as his thoughts on best practices and technology trends for the HR industry. For the latter, according to Church, on-demand fractional talent can add value to HR leaders and organizations in 2022.

Faces of HR: Scott Glenn Talks the Value of People, the Future of Work and His Best Mistake

Scott Glenn has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. Scott began his career in HR in employee relations. He would go on to work in labor relations, recruiting, and talent management. Today, he is Chief People Officer at 4G Clinical – a 400-plus organization that executes the supply chain of a clinical trial. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Scott to discuss how he got his start in the industry, his biggest influences, as well as his “best mistake” and what he learned from it.

How One HR Pro is Moving the Needle Forward by Helping People Get to Where They Want to Be

Claudia Ivanova has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for nearly five years. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Claudia to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influence, as well as her thoughts on trends and best practices for the HR industry, including how company leaders can make HR a value within their organization. According to Ivanova, it all starts with making people feel safe and comfortable.  

Faces of HR: Jennifer Armstrong-Owen on the Value of Emotional Agility, Curiosity and Soft Skills

Meet Jennifer Armstrong-Owen, VP of People at talent platform SeekOut. Armstrong-Owen has more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry and continues to dial in on the HR issues companies of all sizes are facing. We recently connected with Jennifer to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her best mistake, as well as her thoughts on ensuring talent feels safe and comfortable. According to Armstrong-Owen, it’s all about working to ensure people feel seen and valued.