How To Identify & Retain Fantastic Talent with Kelli Dragovich Of Looker
Kelli Dragovich brings over 20 years of experience to her role as the Chief People Officer at Looker where she leads the recruiting, operations, places and HR business partner teams. She joined Looker to help scale the organization rapidly and smartly while also working across the company to build an inclusive environment for Lookers while protecting an already amazing place to work. Prior to Looker, she was the senior vice president at Hired where she led the team responsible for enabling the company to rapidly grow and scale effectively to hire over 400 employees globally. Her high tech HR experience also includes roles at GitHub, Intuit and Yahoo!. She attended Santa Clara University where she played Division I softball and graduated with a degree in Psychology, before going on to receive a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Thank you for having me! Many people in HR don’t find their career path intentionally. I am more or less the same. I was pre-med the first two years of college, but I discovered I was not a fan of the academic/clinical component of psychology. I love the business aspect, but I was not into the balance sheets. I changed my trajectory for year three and then went to grad school for organizational psychology — I started my career in HR shortly after. I love this role because it’s a unique mix of responsibilities that blend people and business, and I really thrive in environments that are fast-paced, which early stage high-growth companies usually have.
Can you share the most interesting or funny story that happened to you since you started this career?
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