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: Sheryl LaPlace on a Passion for People, Discovering Talent & Employee Feedback

As a Human Resources Consultant for Insperity, a leading provider of human resources, Sheryl LaPlace works on a team of professionals, providing a myriad of HR services, including HR guidance and training, to small and mid-sized businesses across the United States. LaPlace has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, training and development, […]

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, […]

Faces of HR: Brenda Leadley on Connection, Collaboration, and Changing the Lens of HR

Meet Brenda Leadley, North America Head of HR at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) – a global, leading corporate insurance carrier and key business unit of financial services provider Allianz Group. AGCS is headquartered in Munich, has offices throughout North America – including New York, Chicago, and Toronto – and operates in more than 30 countries employing more […]

Faces of HR: How Alex Genetti is Changing the Narrative of HR with the People Team

Meet Alex Genetti, Head of People at Enable – a SaaS platform that drives trusted trading relationships between B2B trading partners. As Head of People, Alex spearheads all things people-related including development, engagement, benefits, and HR administration matters. Prior to Enable, Alex worked in the mental health space as People Operations at Two Chairs. Prior to that, she […]

Faces of HR: How a Former Hollywood Assistant is Shaking Up HR Training

After two decades in film production, including a stint with Paramount (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and assisting Academy Award-winning Director Brad Bird at Pixar Animation Studios, Lori Richardson now produces video content for Emtrain, a workplace culture/e-learning platform, as Managing Producer of Creative Content. Since teaming up with Emtrain CEO, Janine Yancey, the two have […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro’s Passion for Recruitment Helps Uplift Others

Kathleen Duffy has been involved in the field of recruiting for nearly four decades. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we connected with Kathleen to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, best mistake, as well as why HR leaders shouldn’t dismiss the value of a strategic recruiting partner. […]

Faces of HR: Ana Recio on Valuing HR, Her Best Mistake & More

Meet Ana Recio, SVP of Talent at SoFi – a finance company that offers comprehensive financial solutions on one platform. We recently connected with Ana to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, best mistake, as well as her thoughts on how company leaders can make HR a value within their […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pros Passion to Uplift Others Allows Him to Teach, Lead & Develop

Brian Anders got his start in the HR industry as a recruiter and personnel representative at FedEx. According to Anders, this role was his foundation in high-volume recruitment and placement, labor law, regulatory, compliance and employee relations. As his career progressed, he transitioned to the insurance industry, joining Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as an AVP […]

Faces of HR: Connecting the Dots in HR to Push Change Forward

Meet Laure Rudelle Arnaud, Chief People and Impact Officer at Sendinblue – a digital marketing platform dedicated to helping small businesses grow. We recently connected with Laure to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, best mistake, as well as her thoughts on what business leadership looks like now and […]

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. The app’s technology uses AI, behavioral science, and personalized digital coaching to drive healthy lifestyle changes. In her role as […]