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Kim Rohrer

Principal People Partner


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United States


TL;DR Passionate people person with a penchant for pursuing potential partnerships. Macgyver Yente. Currently: Head of Employee Experience @ Oyster. Cofounder @ TendLab. Advisor @ myself. Pandemic Parent of 2 young kiddos. Formerly: Google, Pixar, Disqus, Stride, Fantasy Recording Studios, Berkeley Repertory Theater, OrgOrg Advisorly: OrgOrg, PeopleTech Partners, Mirza, Eden, PocketList, OfficeNinjas Education, First Round Fast Track Mentor (and assorted unofficial others - more information in my Volunteer Work section). I started out in theatre, focusing on literary management and dramaturgy (analysis, research, criticism), and eventually worked my way into the tech world. I really enjoy taking the research I have collected and finding ways to present it so that it is easily accessible, understandable, and useful to a wide variety of audiences. I have experience in collaborating and working with groups of all sizes, from a 2-person literary department staff to a team of over 200 engineers, and I've worked with diverse personality types from librarians to students to software developers to actors to rock stars to children. I first created and led a People function at Disqus, with a focus on integrating our culture into the holistic employee experience and supporting our team through both growth and reduction, including an eventual acquisition. Most recently, I ran all things People (with a side of Operational Effectiveness) at Stride, implementing policy and practice to foster a thriving and positive culture while up-leveling our company operations. I also co-founded the Organization Organizers, a resource group for People Operations practitioners (Office Managers, Assistants, HR professionals, and other such folks) at startups. I joined TendLab as a cofounder in 2020, to further the movement to create a better future for working parents. And currently, I'm focusing on scaling an incredible employee experience at Oyster during massive, global hypergrowth. I'm obsessed with creating new ways of doing things. I surround myself with people who are smarter than me. And I love connecting people to each other...professional-yente-style. Specialties: organization, building community, event planning, customer relations, team building, creative problem solving, staying calm, research, collaboration, creating training guides, networking (ick), office management, proofreading/editing, overcommitting, maintaining a sense of humor

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Principal People Partner at Oyster®


Certificate, Executive Education - Leadership & Communication