Communications software maker Slack has added a new addition to their leadership as the company continues to push forward.
Nadia Rawlinson — the former chief human resources officer for Live Nation Entertainment — will step into a new role as Slack’s Chief People Officer where she will help the company navigate and manage its growth and development, a news release reports.
Additionally, Rawlinson will oversee all employee and workplace operations at the company, including global recruiting, people operations, total rewards, organizational effectiveness, and program management.
She’ll also help Slack transition into a new direction as they continue to address COVID-19 and its impact on its employees and office spaces.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining Slack as its new Chief People Officer,” said Rawlinson in a statement. “During these uncertain times, supporting Slack’s employees and prioritizing a strong, inclusive culture is more important than ever.”
She added: “I believe the company is at a unique inflection point: Slack is emerging as the de facto remote headquarters for millions of knowledge workers around the world. I look forward to working closely with Stewart, Robby and our People team in the coming months to help Slack seize this outsized opportunity and pioneer the future of remote collaboration for our customers, our partners and our workforce.”
The Slack leadership team looks forward to seeing Rawlinson become a leader in the company’s efforts during such a pivotal time for Black women and Black executives.
“Today we have a unique opportunity to reimagine how we manage, how we lead and how we organize,” said Slack Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Stewart Butterfield, in a statement. “Nadia will play a key role in that, both for Slack and for our customers.”
Slack has proven to be a forward-thinking resource for many companies across all industries during this time of widespread remote employment. With Rawlinson’s previous experience managing global teams, she will be a vital asset to the company’s operations.
“Our culture has always been a strategic advantage, and since the pandemic started our People team has done a remarkable job in maintaining and even strengthening that culture in the face of many wholly new challenges,” Butterfield said. “As we enter a new phase of growth and development, I’m excited to welcome Nadia to the company and I know her leadership will have an enormous impact.”