SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire announced today the appointment of Gelena Sachs as VP of People, a newly created position that seeks to drive the next chapter of growth and facilitate change for the company through a hyper focus on its people and culture. Sachs will be responsible for the strategic direction of all aspects of people management, including talent acquisition, training and development, performance management, organizational analytics and workforce planning. With her deep passion for improving culture and the employee experience, she will lead Business Wire on its journey to becoming a global employer of choice.
Sachs has over 15 years of expansive experience in HR and organizational effectiveness, and was most recently head of people operations at Udemy where she helped build organizational infrastructure through people-centric programs. In addition to leadership positions at such recognized firms as Willis Towers Watson, Riverbed Technology, Illumina and Stitch Fix, Sachs has worked at many fast paced start-up companies, where she helped manage significant growth.
“It is exciting to have a people leader of Gelena’s caliber join us at this time, as the next chapter of Business Wire's success is largely predicated on its people and culture,” said Geff Scott, Chief Executive Officer. “Gelena will play a pivotal role in the company’s future growth by helping us attract and develop strong and diverse talent that will enable us to achieve the next level of success.”
Sachs holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
About Business Wire:
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network. Business Wire has 29 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers.