Dolores Tersigni
President



Dolores began her career in Recruiting in 2000 at Guess, Inc.  She joined Initiative Media in 2006 where she held Director level roles in both Recruiting and Human Resources.  Dolores was brought on in 2011 as Head of People for theAudience before moving into a Vice President role at Netflix in 2013.  Most recently Dolores served as the Chief People Officer at Headspace where she led Human Resources, Recruiting, IT and Workplace Experience.  Dolores currently serves as the President of Ellavate, Inc.



Dolores has been successful leading and building teams at high growth companies during the initial start-up phase, scale-up phases, as well as mature public companies.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. 



Working at the intersection of where the people meet the business, Dolores advises executives at all levels and functions, focusing on leaders in VP and C-level roles. Her approach is direct, pragmatic and supportive.  She believes that who you are as a person is who you are as a leader.  



As professionals in high-pressure environments, many people are looking for ways to find work / life balance.  Dolores believes in creating work / life integration.  She will tell you the things you need to hear, even and especially when it's difficult.   By encouraging honesty and transparency, Dolores coaches executives driving towards clarity, managing high-performance teams and being compassionate leaders.  She is here to help her clients connect the dots they didn't even know existed.



Dolores has nearly two decades of experience in People Operations, her primary areas of expertise are: Executive Coaching, Business Partner Support, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Design.



Dolores is currently based in NYC and Los Angeles.  Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Karyn Dobbie

Talent Acquisition Specialist



Karyn is a Global Talent Acquisition leader, having built teams across EMEA, APAC, and North America.



She has extensive experience in the areas of Talent Development, Recruitment Strategies, and Recruiting Operations.  She began her career at a boutique staffing agency before transitioning to in-house roles in Media and Advertising, and Technology.



Karyn specializes in Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, and creative design roles with a focus on building global sales teams at the local and enterprise level.   Her approach is to understand business needs and asses current talent prior to developing a go-to-market strategy. In addition, she has a passion for how brands interact with talent, advocating for outstanding candidate experience.



Karyn is currently based in Seattle, WA.  Connect with her on Linkedin




Janelle Bechdol

Human Resources Specialist



Janelle is a Human Resources Leader who equips organizations to grow top talent through Learning and Development, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.



Janelle began her career over 12 years ago at Ernst & Young where she lead global community initiatives before transitioning to help launch the Ernst & Young Talent Development Center of Excellence.  From there, Janelle started her own talent development consultancy and has served clients in the education, technology and financial services sectors.



Janelle specializes in leadership and professional development training, strategic communication, systems building, and program management. She holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Communication and Rhetoric from SUNY Albany.



Janelle is passionate about strengthening the cradle-to-career pipeline and building an equitable global workforce of the future. She advises several nonprofits, teaches workshops and gives lectures on this topic.



Janelle is currently based in NYC.  Connect with her on Linkedin.