Kristen is the CEO and cofounder of Seattle-based Koru. Koru is the leader in predictive hiring to transform the way companies screen, select, and develop early career talent.
She is an technology entrepreneur and executive with a passion for education and HR innovation, and a successful track record driving value for customers and investors. She co-founded e-commerce pioneer Onvia and took it public in 2000. Kristen built the organization to 500 people, raised over $300 million of investment capital, and led the M&A team to acquire and integrate four private companies in two years. Kristen then shifted focus to education and talent acquisition, as head of educator strategy at Microsoft, and COO of World Learning, where she ran operations in 66 countries.
Kristen is a frequent speaker and content contributor for tech, start up, entrepreneur, and business media and conferences. She is a graduate of Ivey Business School at Western University.