Kelley Steven-Waiss is the EVP, Chief HR Officer of HERE Technologies, Inc. and Founder of Hitch, a true “opportunity platform” that helps companies share talent across boundaries to unleash organizational capacity. Prior to HERE Technologies, Kelley was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Extreme Networks, Integrated Device Technology (IDT), and PMC-Sierra. Prior to her career as a CHRO, Kelley had also held executive roles in several consulting positions in large global firms, public software, and retail companies.
While at HERE as the CHRO, Kelley started a software incubator inside the organization to enable a more agile talent operating model and support the CEO’s vision to transform HERE into a platform Company. The software solution was first known as “The HERE Talent Platform” and later commercialized and sold externally as “Hitch, a cloud-based SaaS platform that uses machine learning and AI to match project-based opportunities to internal employee profiles based on visualization of employees’ skills.
Kelley is the co-author of “The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity” and a frequent speaker and thought leader in the future of work. She has won several awards, most recently recognized by Women’s Inc., one of the 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. Kelley has an MA in HROD from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for FormFactor, Inc. and as the Advisory Board Chair of SVEF, an education non-profit in the Valley. She is married and the mother of 4 children.