James is Head of Brand and Communications at Beamery. He's worked in marketing and communications with leading brands such as RedBull, adidas, Samsung, Guinness, Nissan and Sony Playstation among others. He's supporting Beamery's mission to help companies understand how to attract, engage and retain candidates at scale and acquire their greatest asset: their people.
The former Improbable, Zalando and Unilever people operations exec joins Beamery, the Talent Operating System provider
As an organization built around the foundational idea that people are a companies greatest asset, it gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Steven Bianchi as Chief People Officer CPO at Beamery. Bianchi draws on substantial experience leading people operations at high-growth companies including Improbable, Zalando, Deutsche Bank and Unilever. As CPO, Bianchi will drive Beamery's talent management strategy, including talent acquisition, retention, learning and development, playing a critical role in the next phase of Beamery's journey.
"The role of a global people leader at Beamery is multifaceted, combining excellence in people operations, talent technology and industry leadership," said Abakar Saidov, CEO and co-founder of Beamery. "Steven possesses all of these skills and more, having driven talent efforts for some of Europe's most respected companies — and his passion and drive for people operations perfectly aligns with Beamery's mission and focus. We look forward to Steven playing a key role in the next phase of Beamery's journey."
Bianchi joins Beamery from Improbable, a UK-based technology company focused on revolutionising games and simulations in the cloud, where he served as Vice President, People Operations. Previously, he was Vice President of People and Organization at Zalando and has also served as Director of HR Management Information and People Analytics at both Deutsche Bank and Unilever.
Bianchi has a track record for innovation and adopts principles of data science and product management to develop people and evolve organizations. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Revolut, a UK-based fintech company.
"Over the course of my career working with rapid-growth organizations, I've learned the vital importance for all team members to unite in passion for our mission. It is imperative to continually develop our people, evolve our internal practises, and champion our culture by visibly living our core values," said Bianchi. "I'm looking forward to working closely with Abakar, the leadership team, and Beamery's exceptional talent. Together, we will inspire and enable our customers to adopt best candidate engagement and employee experiences."
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