More About Kendra
A results-driven human resources leader, Kendra develops and implements talent solutions that fuel company strategy and enhance organizational effectiveness. She draws from her background in business management and over 20 years in top HR roles at technology, professional services and nonprofit organizations to optimize human resources in regional, national and global environments.
Kendra has expertise in organizational design, change management, M&A integration, large-scale HR project management, internal communications, management training and leadership development. With a collaborative and energized style, she brings trusted business partnership and a fresh perspective that aligns talent, business and culture.
Kendra is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), certified DiSC® facilitator, and Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). She has a BSBA from the University of Denver. She is an instructor with Lake Washington Technical College’s Leadership Development Program and Seattle Jobs Initiative/South Seattle Community College’s workforce readiness initiative.
Working With Kendra
“More Kendra! This is now what I say when I hear the word HR. As a smaller, founder based company, I personally took on the role of HR in the early stages. As we grew, I initially resisted a formalized HR process and function – a perceived sign of dreaded corporate level processes which could stymie an innovative culture, such as ours at Level 11. I could not have been more wrong. Kendra has helped us through a significant growth phase, bring best practices for sourcing talent, hiring, and closing the loop on employment. She also helped establish processes for risk mitigation of our shareholders, something we previously lacked. Kendra has made challenging aspects of HR very professional and dare I say enjoyable, and has significantly contributed to our culture. Is Kendra sill with Swift HR? I thought we hired her last year. Oh well – that’s the way I feel. More Kendra!”
Mark Hadland, Founder & CEO
“Kendra is a wonderful partner for our business in delivering the training we need to ensure growth for our employees. Her content is always spot on and her delivery is great. Employees immediately feel like she is one of us with her welcoming style and approach. We would recommend her highly for other companies who need to bring in someone to deliver training for their managers and employees.”
Sarah Garcia, Director, People & Studio Operations