As a startup founder and CEO, I know the importance of having a strong People and Culture leader on your team. Our culture has always been our secret sauce and Kimberley was dedicated to nurturing that and elevating our employee experience as we grew. She led with care, integrity and composure and was a trusted advisor to our leaders.
I cannot speak highly enough of Kimberley’s contributions to Vend through periods of growth, change, and overcoming challenges. If you’re looking for an awesome People and Culture leader to support you and your startup, I highly recommend Kimberley.
Kimberley is the complete package. She is an empathetic, inspiring, and courageous leader who goes above and beyond to help people achieve their full potential.
Kimberley truly connects with people, and it is the combination of these trusted relationships, alongside her ability to be a strong commercial and strategic partner who is always ready to roll up her sleeves, that enables her to be so effective in a company. Whatever is happening in your company, the absolute highs, or the absolute lows - you want Kimberley by your side.
Kimberley joined the Groov team after our Series A raise, JK and I wanted to make sure that our people (current and future) were being considered when we made key decisions.
We needed someone to come in and lift our people processes and capabilities across the board and her work (which included onboarding, values, benefits, compensation review, flexible working, wellbeing) has been critical to where Groov is today and to lay a great foundation for where we are going. Kimberley is a wonderful contributor to key decisions and always has the ability to balance the needs of the business and the needs of our people.
Kimberley has supported me and the UneeQ team through many seasons and stages on the startup journey. Early on, she established scalable processes to elevate our people experience and helped us hire, onboard and engage people across the globe as we’ve become increasingly international.
Kimberley has been integral in nurturing our culture and remains a trusted advisor to me, our People Experience Manager, and our leaders.
I highly recommend Kimberley for any stage startup. In fact, when I was doing reference checks on Kimberley I was told: "You are a fool if you don't hire her" - this advice couldn't be more correct.