Rhiana Barr – Chief People Officer

Rhiana Barr
Chief People Officer

Barr brings nearly two decades of human resources (HR) experience to KushCo, having worked in a variety of roles across a diverse set of leading, global organizations, where she led and implemented human resource and organizational effectiveness strategies to drive business results. Her expertise encompasses full scale recruiting, talent development, and people operations experience. Barr previously served as the Head of HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition at Cetera Financial Group and as a member of its human resources leadership team, where she managed the business partner function across the organization to support managers and leaders. In addition, she oversaw and managed the talent acquisition team, and was responsible for the ongoing transformation of Cetera's hiring strategy to attract and retain top talent for the organization while in a stage of hyper growth. Prior to Cetera, Barr served as the Director of Human Resources at Clearwater Paper Corporation, where she transformed the human resources function and was an integral leader on various M&A and synergy initiatives. Barr also spent nearly five years at Nestle USA, where she focused on multi-million-dollar reorganization initiatives, championed change management programs, built talent strategies, created a diversity and inclusion roadmap and cultivated various compensation programs.

Barr has experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, and home building. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at DeVry University and received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at The University of Phoenix.

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