OVH US, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, announced today that Carolyn Kress has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Kress joined OVH US to help its workforce scale quickly by leveraging her extensive experience with technology companies. She will report to Russell P. Reeder, OVH US president and CEO.
“As OVH’s employee base continues to grow in the US, we need a leader with a wealth of knowledge in building and supporting a sophisticated team of technology experts,” Reeder said. “Carolyn has extensive experience in aligning HR strategies to successfully grow a culture of innovation and performance. Those skills will help attract and retain a community of talented people inspired by creativity, innovation and purpose.”
For the past two years, Kress has created business value as an independent consultant, improving the employee experience and identifying employee risk at government and security technology companies. As interim VP of HR at Govplace, a government contractor providing cloud and cybersecurity solutions, she lead the effort to define core value competencies to reinforce a shared culture across the organization. Kress also consulted with Frontpoint Security, an innovative smart home solutions company.
“I’m excited to be a part of a new chapter as OVH expands into the US, especially with its track record of technology innovation and commitment to providing best-in-class customer service,” Kress said. “With so much changing around how we work, where we work, and who we work with, this is a tremendous opportunity to create a people culture built on teamwork, continuous learning, and trust.”
Prior to working as an independent consultant, Kress worked at CGI Federal for 20 years where she grew her career to become the Senior HR Director focused on talent management and change management initiatives. At CGI, she led a team of 20 people supporting 6,500 employees worldwide responsible for talent strategies, workforce development and employee engagement.
OVH US is expanding its team across technical, sales and marketing functions. Find out more about available positions.
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