Kelley Steven-Waiss serves as Founder & Executive Chairman of Hitch Works Inc., (hitch.works), a talent mobility platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to match project-based opportunities to internal employee skill profiles. Kelley founded and commercialized Hitch while she was the Chief Innovation Officer and Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies. She has more than 25 years of executive management and consulting experience in human resources, change management and corporate communications. Prior to HERE Technologies, Steven-Waiss was executive vice president, chief human resources officer, for Extreme Networks, Inc., and was responsible for the company’s global human capital strategies. She is on the board of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM), the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Co-Author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity, a new book that will help companies unlock the hidden skills within their organizations to maximize their talent, increase agility and thrive. Released April 2020.
Active member of HR technology community and is a sought-after speaker, with keynotes and panels including Singularity, Disrupt HR, and NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors). Forbes HR Council Member, Contributor, and has been interviewed and quoted in many publications including Forbes, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global. Recipient of Most Influential Corporate Directors Award in 2019 by Womens, Inc. and the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Awards in 2020.