Kerri Anthony is a Partner in TechCXO’s Human Capital Practice and has 20+ years of experience in Human Resources as a CHRO/Head of People.
Kerri has built, managed, and mentored HR teams across various industries and company sizes, from corporate giants like McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Turner Broadcasting System and Weather Channel to startups like Walmart.com, Weather Underground, and Flipboard. She’s a strong communicator and coach, a consummate problem solver, and a passionate advocate for the employee experience. An expert at navigating employee issues and steering the company away from legal risks, Kerri excels at creating win-win solutions to sticky situations.
Kerri also has a long track record of improving people processes and recruiting operations and is a firm believer that building a successful and thriving business is predicated on investing in people and culture.
Kerri’s core proficiencies include:
- HR team management & development
- Employee relations & performance
- Leadership & coaching
- Strategic business partner
- Learning & development
- Performance management
- Policies, programs and initiatives
- Organizational development
- Employee engagement
- Employment law compliance
During her distinguished career, she has served in the following leadership roles:
Head of People, Flipboard – Kerri managed a team of 5 overseeing people operations, culture, talent acquisition, and total rewards (i.e. benefits, comp, etc.) for this VC-backed digital media platform. Flipboard received more than $200M in funding. As a member of and key advisor to the executive team, Kerri provided counsel on people strategy, talent management, and organizational design. Kerri also spearheaded training programs, employee engagement surveys, and led change management initiatives for improved efficiency.
Head of People, Presence Learning – Kerri built out the People function and managed recruiting, people ops, and administration during the rapid growth phase at this leading-edge teletherapy provider to K-12 schools. She evaluated and implemented a new HRIS system and built company engagement and recruiting metrics. She partnered closely with the leadership team on organizational design, retention, employee engagement and employee relations issues.
Senior Director, People, The Weather Channel – Kerri was responsible for setting up Weather Underground’s HR systems and processes prior to its sale to Weather Channel. She worked closely with the M&A team and was hired by Weather Channel after the sale to head up workforce planning, organizational design, employee relations, performance management, and process improvement.
HR Director / Strategic Business Partner, Walmart.com – Kerri was the first senior HR generalist hired to help build the HR infrastructure from the ground up. During her 6.5 year tenure, she continued to build the infrastructure necessary to scale the organization to over $1.5B and 500 employees. Kerri managed a three-person team of business partners and advised on employee relations issues, talent review, recruiting, organizational design, compensation, people development, general policies and legal compliance.
Kerri also served in HR leadership functions with Evite, Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS) and McCann-Erickson Worldwide.
An alumnus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s in Communications, Kerri’s loves include traveling the world, gastronomy, pilates, hiking, concerts, and making memories with her four boys (including the furry one).
“Kerri built our HR strategy from the ground up and provided us with structure and procedures without disrupting the positive, start-up vibe that existed before she joined. She was a mentor to all of the managers in how best to keep our growing workforce happy and motivated. She was also the company therapist to all employees such was her approachable, caring personality. Most recently Kerri led our company through several years of drastic cultural / organizational change as the company went through acquisition. She should have received dozens of medals for how she somehow kept people happy and made the rough organizational transition as smooth as it possibly could be for everyone.”
Toby Skinner, VP Marketing, innRoad
“Kerri is a seasoned solid HR professional who is detail-oriented and well-respected by her fellow employees. She is very intuitive and consequently very adept at identifying issues early, that combined with a bias toward action often preempts issues before they become significant.”
Jim Menard, Retired, Former Senior Manager, IBM
“Kerri cultivates an understanding of her entire organization at a very deep level. She has been a clear voice in day-to-day procedure, hiring, work culture, and any number of other areas. Plus she’s unfailingly kind and hilarious. If you’re reading this, you’d be crazy not to hire her.”
Matt Aronoff, Director of Product Development, Logical Building
Personal Statement: I’m a firm believer that building a thriving business is predicated on investing in people and culture. As a strategic thinker, I have the ability to navigate ambiguity, guide leaders through change, and craft exceptional employee experiences. My passion is to discover the connection between a business and its people and create strategies and systems to foster a mutually beneficial relationship. I have strong communication and coaching skills. I’m a problem solver, and I have a passion for the employee experience.