Global HR Executive
As a Global HR leader with a strong track record of delivering exceptional results, Kia has a keen ability to drive business transformations with strong accountability for short and long term impact across global markets.
Her relentless focus on both the employee and customer experience has fueled her professional success. A distinct blend of Human Resources, Internal Communications, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sales and General Management experience grounds her in both consultative and execution-oriented approaches which she adapts according to business needs.
Having worked for the world’s top organizations across a diverse set of industries, both in HR and business roles I’ve successfully designed and implemented integrated Talent Management strategies in complex environments and am adept at developing HR teams around the world.
After intentionally building HR COE experience from multiple Human Resources specialty areas, the last decade of my career has been spent in strategic Business Partner roles holding positions such as VP Organizational Effectiveness and VP People with Thomson Reuters Corporation and I’ve held multiple HR VP roles with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
My ability to solve problems leveraging a strong analytical fact-base, provides a solid foundation for data-driven decision making and pragmatic solutions which I’ve applied to increasingly complex business problems. These capabilities continue to serve me well as an HR Leader currently with Google.
In addition to my varied professional experience, I’m passionate about giving back to people and communities in need. Whether I’m serving in a leadership position on non profit Boards, donating to Children’s Hospitals, or providing camp scholarships for kids from underserved communities, I’m constantly seeking opportunities to support and uplift those who are experiencing difficulties in life, many of which mirror circumstances I’ve personally overcome.
Academically, I’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Chestnut Hill College and an Executive M.B.A from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
Her straightforward yet humble style is complemented by an authentic and bold resilience often described as “grit”.
While she is driven by helping leaders and organizations solve their toughest problems, Kia is also incredibly passionate about spending time with her family. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys visiting incredible places around the world with her husband and two daughters.
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General Manager, Retail Sales
Employee Benefits Services
Benefits & Compensation
2002-2006Chestnut Hill College
B.S. Criminal Justice
2007-2009Saint Joseph's University
2010Villanova School of Business
Executive Development Programs
Executive MBA Recruitment
2009-2012Girls Inc of Delaware
Board Vice President
HR VP Organizational Effectiveness
HR Business Partner
2012-2014Northern Children’s Services
Board Member - Secretary
2015-2018Thermo Fisher Scientific
HR Vice President
2018-PresentHello West Coast!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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