Munich, 22 February, 2024: Personio, Europe’s leading HR software company for small and mid-sized organizations, welcomes Lenke Taylor as Chief People Officer (CPO). Lenke joins to lead Personio’s people strategy as the company enters its next phase of growth as well as support its product teams in building market leading solutions for HR leaders like herself.


Hanno Renner, co-founder and CEO of Personio: “The success of any organization is built on its people. As an HR-innovation focused company, we know the critical and strategic role that people leaders play in shaping employee experience and unlocking organizational success. That’s why hiring the right Chief People Officer is fundamental to our future goals. Lenke will not only help build a best-in-class HR function but also help shape our company strategy and drive business growth across Europe.”


Lenke brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources across notable technology companies including senior leadership positions at Google and Chief People Officer roles at BuzzFeed and Twitch. Throughout this time, she has led global teams to build business and culture at scale and has driven employee engagement across multiple functions. Currently based in the US, Lenke will be relocating to Europe during the summer along with her family.

Lenke Taylor, CPO, Personio

Lenke Taylor, incoming Chief People Officer, Personio: “It’s an incredible gift to work for an organization where the product is designed to help people like me, HR professionals, be even better at our jobs. It’s a really exciting time to be joining Personio, which is already helping 10,000 European HR teams to unlock the power of their people. I look forward to not only working with our talented team to nurture our people strategy, but also to support our product teams in delivering the best software for HR teams in SMEs across Europe.”


Lenke joins Geraldine MacCarthy (CRO), Jonas Rieke (COO), Maria Angelidou-Smith (CPTO), Birgit Haderer (CFO) and Naman Khan (CMO) to complete Personio’s Executive Team, reporting to Hanno Renner. “Meeting members of the executive team through my interview process reinforced my positive views of the company. In particular it was inspiring to meet other executive leaders who are women, and I’m proud to join a forward-looking company with industry leading gender representation at the C-Level” continued Taylor.

About Personio

Personio is the all-in-one HR platform that unlocks the power of people for small and medium-sized organizations with 10 to 2,000 employees. Trusted by over 10,000 organizations that together manage more than 1 million employees, Personio drives productivity for HR teams, managers and employees by improving HR processes and boosting employee experience. Our ever-evolving product makes Personio a clear choice for organizations looking to upgrade their people platform for now and the future.

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