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Tech Leader StockX Appoints Leander LeSure As First-Ever Global Chief People Officer

This week, Detroit-based tech leader and online marketplace StockX announced that it has hired strategic Chief Human Resources Officer Leander LeSure as the company’s first-ever Global Chief People Officer in an effort to expand its leadership team. According to a news release, this is the company’s fifth executive appointment from CEO Scott Cutler since he joined the StockX team back in June of 2019. “As StockX scales globally, so will our team. Today we employ more than 800 team members, with plans for aggressive yet responsible growth as we meet the demands of the business,” said Cutler in a statement. “Ensuring we recruit, motivate, and retain top talent while actively listening to and caring for our team will be the single most significant deciding factor in our success.” In his new position, LeSure brings with him more than 20 years of global HR leadership experience having previously served as chief human resources officer for companies such as Getty Images and Herman Miller....

Oct 13, 2020

Slack Appoints Former Live Nation Exec, Nadia Rawlinson as Chief People Officer

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...

Sep 17, 2020

Fast-Food Chain Bojangles Appoints First-Ever Black Executive to Its Leadership Team

In a historic move, Charlotte-based fast-food chain Bojangles has announced the company has appointed Monica Sauls as Chief People Officer, making her the first Black person to serve in a senior-level position in the company’s 43-year history, Black Business reports . The Charlotte Observer reports that Sauls has a background with 20 years of experience in leading human resources for companies like Duke Energy’s Fossil Hydro and Nuclear divisions, Boeing Co., Walgreens, and Ingersoll Rand. She also has a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “I’m excited to join the Bojangles family and look forward to serving as a key strategic partner to Jose and his leadership team,” Sauls said in a statement . “As the Chief People Officer, I will focus on building and maintaining a people-centered culture where everyone at Bojangles can...

Sep 14, 2020