Category: Faces of HR

Faces of HR profiles members of the human resources community, sharing their personal experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the industry and its workforce.

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro Navigates the Muddy Waters of HR to Create Positive Possibilities

Although Cassandra Margolin has worked in the HR industry for nearly a decade, she didn’t find her true passion for the field until five years ago. At the time, she was working for high growth, quickly scaling, start-up tech companies. According to Margolin, her growth was slow and steady until she segued into the tech […]

Faces of HR: Erin Dertouzos on the Value of Pivoting, Psychological Safety and Probity

Meet Erin Dertouzos, Chief People Officer at strongDM – a people-first access platform that gives technical staff access to the infrastructure they need to be productive. Erin believes that recruitment is about having the right people in the right roles at the right time and leaders are responsible for creating a North Star with clear […]

Faces of HR: Gianna Driver on a Passion for People, Purpose & Power

Gianna Driver doesn’t think of herself as a quote unquote human resources (HR) person. She thinks of herself as a businessperson who does HR. Driver started her career working in corporate insurance and then pivoted, taking a role at a small startup. Not long after, she gravitated toward many of the functions in HR. “I […]

Faces of HR: Mona Dine on the Power of a Purposeful Approach to HR

Mona Dine, PCC, SPHR, SCP, ODCP, is an accomplished Human Resources (HR) leader with more than 20 years of experience. She got her start in operations leadership at National Bankcard Corporation and then segued into HR. From there, her career evolved as she took on increasingly complex and broader roles – including senior level 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, […]

Faces of HR: Patty Bedard on Leading with Empathy, Compassion and Your Authentic Self

Patty Bedard spent the early years of her career working as an operator in the restaurant business. Not long after, she transitioned to the corporate side of business, leading a management university. From there, she joined Hilton Worldwide, and for nearly a decade, she held a myriad of leadership roles driving human capital strategic initiatives. […]

Faces of HR: Dr. Shirley Knowles on the Importance of Listening, Valuing Talent & Taking Action

Here at HR Daily Advisor, our week-long virtual celebration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is well underway – and it doesn’t stop with our latest Faces profile, which features Dr. Shirley Knowles, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Progress — a leading provider of products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact applications. Progress isn’t only the company’s […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro is Shifting the Narrative of HR One Day at a Time

As Chief People Officer at LiveRamp – a leading data enablement platform for the safe and effective use of data – Sharawn Tipton oversees the global people and culture strategy in support of the SaaS company’s continued growth. She’s also responsible for global talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion and belonging, workplace experience, business partners, talent enablement, […]

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

Today’s Faces profile is presented as part of HR Daily Advisor‘s HR Corporate Culture Week. 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 […]

Faces of HR: Jen Locklear on Doing What’s Right, Being Intentional, and a True Partner

Meet Jennifer Locklear, Chief People Officer at ConnectWise – a software company dedicated to the success of IT Solution providers. In her role, Locklear is responsible for engaging and developing high-performing ConnectWise colleagues, facilitating a professional environment that cultivates dynamic teams obsessed with partner success, and helping individuals grow and meet their career goals. We […]