San Francisco's Vendini, a live events software and services company, has appointed Susan Hollingshead as its first chief people officer.
"Vendini’s success is owed to our kick-ass employees and our infectious culture,” Vendini CEO Mark Tacchi said. “Susan will play a vital role as we continue to grow, recruit new talent and ensure that Vendini’s core values resonate with everyone on our team.”
Hollingshead earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral psychology at Mount Holyoke College and began her career working in brownfield redevelopment and environmental insurance. She previously worked at Sungevity, Inc., where she managed the company’s human resources in a six-year period when it grew from 50 people to more than 1,000. She is a co-founder of Working for Good, which works to support social enterprise businesses.
“As Vendini grows, I want to ensure that its culture thrives, providing a rich environment for employee development and commitment," Hollingshead said. "A skilled and dedicated workforce will amplify Vendini’s commitment to outstanding customer experience. Through developing a comprehensive HR and shared services function, employees will be more energized and our members will continue to flourish.”