About Kia

Kia Christian

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.

My Journey

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  • Philadelphia native
  • Model & Actor
  • 1995-2000
    Garden Botanika
    General Manager, Retail Sales
  • 2000-2002
    CIGNA Insurance
    Employee Benefits Services
  • 2002-2009
    Aramark Corporation
    HR Director
    Talent Acquisition
    Benefits & Compensation
  • 2002-2006
    Chestnut Hill College
    B.S. Criminal Justice
  • 2007-2009
    Saint Joseph's University
    Executive MBA
  • 2010
    Villanova School of Business
    Executive Development Programs
    Executive MBA Recruitment
  • 2009-2012
    Girls Inc of Delaware
    Board Vice President
  • 2010-2014
    Thomson Reuters
    VP People
    HR VP Organizational Effectiveness
    HR Business Partner
  • 2012-2014
    Northern Children’s Services
    Board Member - Secretary
  • 2015-2018
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    HR Vice President
  • 2016
    BC Partners
    CHRO Consultant
  • 2018-Present
    Hello West Coast!
    San Diego
  • 2018-Present
    HR Executive
    DEI Strategist
  • 2019-Present
    International Speaker
    HR Strategy
    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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