Director of Culture
Employee engagement, policy design, payroll, and benefits

NikkiDirector of Culture executing HR initiatives for a startup

Relevant Skills

Managing Human Resources, Approaching HR challenges from a fiscally responsible perspective, Improving HRIS and implementing benefit renewals

Expertise Summary
  • Nikki is currently the Director of People and Culture at one of the largest indoor greenhouses in the nation, which also includes 5 dispensaries.
    • She manages a team of 2 HR specialists, 1 payroll and benefits specialist, and 1 engagement/trainer.
  • Nikki was formerly the Director of People and Culture at a publicly-traded cannabis company–she is currently managing Human Resources for dispensaries in 10 locations across 6 states, in 2 recreational markets.
    • She is a hands-on HR leader, managing employee engagement, organizational design, M&A, employee relations, policy design, benefits, compensation and payroll, and additional HR functions for a scaling company with 500+ employees.
  • Before entering cannabis, Nikki drove HR initiatives for a startup, growing from 30 employees to 1,000+ employees.
    • She navigated the people side of becoming publicly traded, acquiring 8 companies in less than 7 years, and completing one successful merger, resulting in the sale of the business.
  • Nikki approaches all HR challenges from a fiscally responsible perspective for long-term success while investing in people and building culture.
    • She believes companies should run “lean” and works with the leadership teams to make strategic decisions on where payroll expenses can be cut.
  • Nikki has a background in high growth, quickly evolving industries, where HR has to adapt to the changing landscape.
    • She has focused on building policies and procures to scale, implementing a culture of growth, and ensuring the business is right-sized for strategic and sustainable success.
    • She has experience implementing benefit renewals, employee engagement programs, performance management, HRIS improvements, and total rewards to ensure value.

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