Digital telco firm Circles.Life has enlisted Fortune 500 technology veteran Stephanie Nash for the newly created role of Chief People Officer (CPO) to support the firm's ongoing hyper-growth and international expansion. The company earlier announced plans to step up hiring in Singapore's tech sector, as it looks to expand in the global markets.
With a global team now comprising over 450 staff members in Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and South Asia, Circles.Life is doubling down on efforts to expand the Singapore core of its tech and innovation talent. While staff numbers in its Singapore home base have grown two-fold since 2019, the company is looking to boost headcount by another 25 per cent over the next 12 months.
The hiring spree will primarily be for tech and “tech-lite” roles such as software engineers, product managers and digital marketers across new and existing business lines.
Circles.Life co-founder Adeel Najam said: “As a homegrown Singapore startup, we believe in developing together with the local tech community as we embark on this phase of aggressive expansion into global markets and new business verticals.”
Building a strong talent pipeline
Stephanie brings over two decades of global HR experience in working for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, BHP and Allergan. She also oversaw the early stages of RedMart’s growth through to its multi-million-dollar acquisition by Lazada-Alibaba, and helped shape the Future of Work narrative through her accomplishments in the human capital space with ChapmanCG and Thrive HR Exchange.
“We’re delighted to have Stephanie on board to supercharge Circles.Life’s global expansion. Her combination of foresight, global perspective and local roots is exactly what we need to realise our vision to crack the formula for scaling our high-performing culture in Asia and beyond,” Najam said.
To lead successful expansion in Singapore and grow into a global tech brand, Circles.Life would have to quickly scale up their capabilities.
As the new CPO, Nash will play a key role in creating a strong talent pipeline and creating global talent and culture strategy so the company can achieve ambitious growth targets.
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