Rebecca Waits, Chief People Officer and Talent & Culture Practice lead at SierraConstellation Partners, has over 20 years of experience in talent management, culture and engagement and training/development, as well as a vast knowledge of executive-level planning in overall employee experiences. She focuses on organizational design, talent development and driving employee engagement.
As Chief People Officer, she is focused on building a world-class culture at SCP by successfully implementing strategic and innovative people solutions. Rebecca also supports business growth and transformation through developing programs to secure retention, diversity and inclusion, professional development and training, management and leadership coaching, employee relations and compliance.
As SCP’s Talent & Culture Practice lead, Rebecca focuses on helping clients with organizational development, leadership transitions and coaching, integrations, risk and HR compliance, talent acquisition and workforce planning, and talent data intelligence. She possesses an innate ability to translate complexities and uncertainties of the ever-changing work environment into actionable insights and innovative opportunities for high growth companies and their people.
Prior to SCP, Rebecca has held various, progressive HR and leadership positions within professional services companies (PR, digital marketing and Big 5 consulting firms) which has given her the opportunity to understand different industries and sectors. Most recently Rebecca was the Chief People & Culture Officer at PMK-BNC where she oversaw the employee experience, leading all agency best practices and programs.
Additionally, Rebecca thrives on being a mentor to other women. Rebecca is a member of the Women’s Leadership Council in Los Angeles. Formerly, she was Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Interpublic Group Women’s Leadership Network which is an empowered IPG-wide organization that promotes the advancement, retention and recruitment of women. In 2017, Rebecca was on Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women of Influence list and one of Century City’s Women of Achievement.
Rebecca is originally from Georgia where she studied art at Reinhardt College. Rebecca contributes to the community by volunteering and pro bono work at various non-profit organizations in and around Los Angeles. Rebecca also sits on the Advisory Board for the University of California Riverside’s Design Thinking Executive Program.