Imply announced the appointment of Jennifer Palecki as the company’s first chief people officer. Ms. Palecki will report to Fangjin Yang, Imply co-founder and CEO, and will lead the company’s strategy and processes for building and retaining exceptional talent.
The appointment represents a milestone investment in the company’s culture with an emphasis on collaboration and growth.
“Jennifer’s vast experience aligning people strategies with business objectives makes her an ideal choice as our first chief people officer,” said Yang. “Every day, our company is growing due to the innovation and passion of the industry’s top talent—our Imployees. I am eager for Jennifer to establish additional people programs and best practices that will further connect our global employees to create a more efficient and collaborative workforce.”
Through her extensive HR background, Palecki has become a visionary leader in progressive workplace environments. She has led people, culture and diversity and inclusion initiatives in senior HR management roles at high growth companies like Skytap and Highspot as well as at Dell EMC.
“As chief people officer, my focus is on developing Imply’s remarkable talent. This includes mindful choices about company culture, employee experience and the way we lead,” said Palecki. “In this role, I will bring intentional thought and focus to cultivating a growth mindset for all employees as the company expands.”
“Talent is every company’s biggest resource,” said Elliott Robinson, partner and co-founder of Bessemer Venture Partners. “With the Great Resignation and companies adapting to hybrid working environments, every company needs a people strategy that focuses not only on hiring new people but also on nurturing the talent already in the door and helping them progress through their career. By hiring Jennifer, Imply has set itself up for future success.”