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- People Advisors

Meet Our Advisors

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Aaron Miller

Head of Partnerships


Aaron Miller serves as the Head of Partnerships at inTulsa, an initiative to expand Tulsa’s tech sector by connecting innovative growth companies with the diverse talent they need to scale. Aaron moved to Tulsa to focus on organizational strategy and building the infrastructure to fuel employment growth.

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Amy Dolan

Chief People Officer


Amy Dolan oversees ConverseNow’s People and Culture function, responsible for the recruitment and retention of top talent across the globe, organizational effectiveness and building the company’s engaging culture into an industry-leading and award-winning program.

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Ashley Keller

VP of People


Ashley Keller is an experienced Senior Vice President of People with a demonstrated history of working in the tech-enabled logistics and supply chain industry. She is skilled in Human Resources, Team Building, Succession Planning, Performance Management, College Recruiting, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Management.

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Caroline Werner

Chief People Officer


Caroline Werner is the Chief People Officer at LogicGate, based in Chicago. She is responsible for the Company's people strategy including; total rewards, talent management, talent acquisition, career development & culture and DEIB.

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David Loiselle

VP & Partner

Leadership Pipeline Institute

David Loiselle is a corporate HR executive who has worked with both large public companies and small to mid sized VC and PE funded high growth tech firms.

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Jen Turner

Chief People & Culture Officer

Double Good

Jennifer Turner is an experienced global people, culture, and human capital executive with over 20 years of progressive leadership experience. Jen has been a strategic business partner and advisor in organizations across several industries including market research, technology, advanced analytics, management consulting, financial services, and healthcare.

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Jim Conti


Hyde Park Venture Partners

Jim Conti is a talent and HR professional with a decade of experience building teams in Chicago-based software startups. He was the first talent hire at Sprout Social, where he helped grow the team from 50 to over 400 employees. Most recently, he was the VP, People at dscout..

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Kira Meinzer

Chief People Officer

Envoy Global

Kira Meinzer is charged with fostering a collaborative and innovative environment through strategic hiring, training and organizational development. Meinzer strongly believes in the philosophy that we are “people before employees” and we need to “humanize the workplace”.

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Mattie Isaac

VP, People


Mattie prides herself on her empathetic and inclusive approach in all things people. Her background includes being a founding member of Seamless/Grubhub, Braintree, and Trunk Club. She has worked on numerous acquisitions, including the Braintree acquisition of Venmo, $800 million acquisition of Braintree by PayPal and the $350 million acquisition of Trunk Club by Nordstrom.

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Shaunagh Vollmer

Chief People Officer


Shaunagh has worked in the Talent space for 20 years and has deep passion for leadership development, scaling teams, and cultivating supportive and effective work cultures. When she is not thinking about supporting great work experiences, you can find her traveling, rock climbing, or enjoying the lakefront with her pups, Oliver and Bailey.

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Allison Ward

Chief People Officer

Walker Sands

After joining Walker Sands in 2013, Allison spent seven years working on the services side of the business, first in public relations, then on some of the company’s first integrated accounts. Allison took over the Talent Department in 2020 and has worked to create a more inclusive and supportive work environment by focusing on attracting and recruiting top talent and maintaining a positive company culture.

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Andy Katzman

Head of People & Operations


Andy is a Human Resources executive with over 20 years of experience of progressive and cutting edge People leadership for start-up and high growth companies. Andy has experience in Private Equity, Venture Capital companies from pre-funded start-ups through self-funded and capitalized businesses.

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Ayesha Ahmed

General Counsel & VP HR

Nexus Pharmaceuticals

Ayesha Ahmed is General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources at Nexus
Pharmaceuticals. Ayesha leads both legal and HR teams to cultivate a work culture that strives to help employees grow their careers, prioritize continuous learning and feel valued by the organization.

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Chris Armsey

Chief People Officer


Having spent more than 30 years in human resources, Chris has taken on a diverse set of roles for a variety of companies, including Motorola and Arthur Andersen. He also managed a Chicago based recruiting agency, which he ran for five years.

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Dom Merritt

Chief People Officer


Dom is an HR-preneurial, enthusiastic, collaborative, and culture-focused People/ HR leader who has shaped high-performing cultures in fast-growing startups & well established mid-market organizations. Dom helps companies translate business vision into innovative HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement while developing executable strategies to attract, retain, and develop high-performing talent.

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Jennifer Raines-Loring

VP of People


Jen Raines-Loring is the VP of People at Postscript, a best-in-class provider of SMS marketing for ecommerce merchants. Jen combines a strong general management background with a true passion for the people function. Jen specializes in remote work, full cycle talent acquisition, and performance management.

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Kelli Koschmann

Chief People Officer


Kelli Koschmann is passionate about designing a culture where all Showpadders can thrive. She believes human-first organizations have a competitive advantage and leads with heart. She also leverages design thinking to co-create people programs that drive growth and impact.

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Kristy Nittskoff

Founder & CEO


Kristy has over 15 years of HR leadership and business transformation experience, helping companies develop HR and talent strategy roadmaps to elevate their workforce. Kristy specializes in coaching leaders on the nuances of talent strategy to set them on a path to meet their goals and scale their business effectively through talent.

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Peter De Moor

Chief People Officer

OTA Insight

Peter loves working in a scale-up environment, where he can focus on developing talent and enabling people & teams to succeed. Leading a scale-up, strategic transformation is very important and while his team is customer-centred and results-driven, he takes great pride in creating a culture of enjoyment around the workplace. Ultimately, it’s the team and company culture that makes the difference.

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