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People Leader & Distributed Work Expert

 
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About Me

I consult with CEOs, People Leaders and Venture Capital Firms who believe people-first cultures empower successful companies. When you work with me, you should expect hands-on collaboration with transparency and consistency.

I have spent the last 15+ years building and scaling people functions at high-growth companies while creating world-class company cultures. I most recently spent 3+ years reimagining what a truly outstanding workplace culture can be in a fully distributed environment at InVision and previously founded three successful people teams at Instacart, One Medical Group, and Palantir Technologies.


Additionally, I'm an Advisor for SemperVirens Venture Capital and PeopleTech Partners, advising people technology startups to accelerate solutions that drive the future of work. I'm also a Board Member at Worldwide ERC, the premier trade association for talent management and global mobility knowledge. 

Want to learn more? Contact me today for an initial consultation.

 

Services

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People Leadership

I can advise on all aspects of your talent strategy and each moment across the employee lifecycle, such as global hiring, onboarding, compensation & benefits, internal communications, learning & development, diversity, equity & inclusion, employee engagement, performance management, and compliance.

Remote & Distributed Work

As many organizations consider transitioning their workforce to fully distributed or hybrid working models, I can advise on remote-first culture, communication & collaboration norms, goal setting, and tools to enable a highly engaged & productive workforce.


I bring years of experience building a world class culture at one of the largest fully distributed companies in the world.

People Technology

I am a people tech geek! I advise people technology companies to support their product-market fit and long-term success.

I also support my corporate clients on their HR tech stack decisions at any stage of growth, having been the people SaaS decision-maker at four high-growth technology companies. 

 

Testimonials

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Shelby is the ideal mix of thought partner and hands-on company builder. She uses her experience scaling Invision, one of the preeminent distributed companies, to empower founders building world-class teams. Shelby's knowledge is an invaluable resource for companies adapting to a remote-first world or those starting out distributed from day one.

Luke Beseda, Partner @ Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Shelby was a critical partner in building our people strategy and culture at InVision. She is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to people operations and people technology. She will be an asset to any company looking to develop a world-class people function and has become an expert in building out remote-first cultures.

David Fraga, President @ InVision

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Shelby has spent the last three years at InVision building out the playbook for how to lead in a fully remote company. It's awesome to see the practices she has developed and her thought leadership in the space. She also has a knack for how to utilize technology to become a more strategic leader and advises many of our best companies in People Tech on their roadmap and vision.

Robby Peters, Co-Founder @ SemperVirens Venture Capital

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Shelby understands People Operations better than anyone I've met. She was very thoughtful in helping us design and deploying our HR strategy and culture, but also understands the tactical side of operations which is equally important. I'd highly recommend her to any company that needs help building and scaling their HR initiatives.

Kym Lee, Talent @ Sequoia Capital

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Shelby was instrumental in helping Sapling understand and build for the needs of tomorrow's people leaders - guiding us on product strategy. We would not have seen the success we've seen without the connections, feedback and advocacy that Shelby provided.

Andy Crebar, CEO @ Sapling