Dave is the Director of People Development at Instacart. He’s been working in the talent, design, and product space for nearly twenty years. At Instacart, he scaled the HR function and built the People Development team. His primary focus is to enable leaders to unlock talent and help their teams grow.
Before Instacart, he led HR and Recruiting at IDEO, a global design consultancy. He also built the Talent and Employee Experience functions at IDEO.org, which believes that design can have a disproportionate impact on poverty alleviation. Prior to working in talent, Dave was a product manager specializing in biotechnology therapeutic production.
Dave graduated from Vanderbilt University where he studied Engineering Science and Psychology. He grew up as a third culture kid, living on three continents. His passions include organizational design, systems thinking, and craft cocktail making.
Dave in 3: curious, adventurous, mischievous
Cheryl is the VP of People at Greenhouse, where her team drives the strategic People practices that guide Greenhouse’s success. With 15+ years of experience in tech and SaaS, Cheryl is a career people- and org- developer. Under her leadership, Greenhouse has landed numerous awards for being a best place to work, including Forbes, Crain’s, Comparably, Inc., and #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor.
Charlotte is the Executive Director, Healthcare Systems Access & Engagement at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. In this role, Charlotte is responsible for forging innovative population health collaborations with US healthcare systems.
Charlotte brings more than 15 years of experience in life sciences. Her early work as an Emergency Medical Technician and clinical researcher grounded her in always putting patients first. As a communications executive (Publicis Healthcare) and strategy consultant (Frankel Group, Huron), she learned how to juggle competing customer needs and build a compelling story for executive audiences. And in healthcare technology startups such as Flatiron Health, she honed her skills as a cross-functional, agile leader with a passion for using real-world evidence to advance research and improve patient care.
Charlotte holds an ScB in psychology from Brown University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an SM from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Lynee is the Vice President and Head of People at Envoy. She has been working at high-growth technology companies for nearly twenty years. She directly oversees the Talent Acquisition, HR, IT, and Facilities teams in order to build a unified and uniquely Envoy Employee Experience. Her primary focus is helping Envoy define and operationalize culture that will support its growth plans.
Prior to Envoy, Lynee was an HR leader and Public Accountant who experienced multiple leadership viewpoints throughout her career. She led global HR teams for Twitter, Mozilla, and Intel. Prior to that, she led global teams in audit and risk & advisory engagements at KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Lynee has a Masters in Business Administration from University of Michigan, a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Accounting from UC Berkeley, and a coaching certificate from the Coaches Training Institute.
Madeline the VP of Culture at True Ventures. Prior to joining the team, she was the VP of people and talent at Handshake, a True portfolio company. In her role as VP of Culture at True, Madeline helps True founders hire and grow teams that respect and reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, thrive in the face of challenges, and pursue values-driven work. Within the firm, she leads True’s people initiatives and ensures organizational health.
Nathan has been building talent development programs, processes, and strategies to grow people and companies for over 15 years. Blending human capital consulting work across several industries with Deloitte and Booz & Company and establishing or improving internal learning & organizational development capability at iconic brands like The Home Depot, Weight Watchers, Equinox, Sony Music Entertainment, and Casper, his passion has always been helping people love their work as much as he does.
Dashini Jeyathurai is the Director of Development and Employee Experience at Upstart. At Upstart, her focus is on enabling Upstarter’s to do great work in a digital-first environment.
Prior to joining Upstart, Dashini spent 9 years at Google. She began her career at Google in customer service operations and vendor management but her passion for learning and development led her to Google’s People Development team where she had the opportunity to work on onboarding, ongoing development, as well as manager and leadership capability-building.
Dashini has a Master’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s in English and Women’s Studies from Carleton College. She is originally from Malaysia and currently lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, daughter, and thirteen-year-old pug.
As People Operations & Talent Leader for high growth start-up organizations, Matt has a deep interest in building innovative and authentic cultures that scale with the business. As Partner & Head of Talent at M13, Matt works to empower and inspire employees do to their best work.
Cindy aims to shine a light on the human aspect of the workplace by inspiring purpose-driven outcomes that align with business goals. She is currently Chief People Officer at Policygenius, a digital insurance marketplace helping people get the coverage they need and making them feel good about it. Previously, Cindy was Head of People at Oscar–scaling the company from 80 to 545 FTEs in 1.5 years. She spent 10+ years at McKinsey in roles spanning HR/benefits, recruiting, and professional development. In her spare time, she runs a fashion-consulting biz and takes orders from her ferocious Yorkie-poo, Bert.
Clare has been helping companies build their HR functions and grow their teams for almost 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading & spending time with her family.
Mahlet Getachew is General Counsel and Head of HR and Business Operations at Suki AI, Inc., a Redwood City-based healthcare technology company. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 companies in AI, Suki AI offers an artificial intelligence-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant for physicians that takes care of medical documentation so physicians can focus on taking care of patients. Mahlet manages Suki AI’s legal affairs, HR, Finance and Business Operations and is responsible for Board governance matters. Previously, she was Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at GoPro, Inc. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Lewis & Clark College and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.