With more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources spanning across medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, Jessica Perez joined Starkey in 2010. As Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture, Jessica Perez is responsible for developing and executing people-centered strategies to support Starkey’s success. Ensuring Starkey’s values are reinforced with every initiative and communication, she is a culture advocate and brand builder with a focus on attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent to the organization. In recognition of her impressive work, she received a 2023 Stevie Human Resources Executive of the Year award and was named a 2023 Notable Leader in Recruitment and Talent by Twin Cities Business Magazine.
Prior to this role, she held multiple key positions at Starkey, most recently serving as Vice President, Human Resources where she led the design and delivery of an integrated global talent development strategy across our four regions: North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe/Middle East. With a span of more than 5,000 employees across 29 facilities, she brought focus to organizational best practices and alignment to define and support the global human capital needs.
Before joining Starkey, Jessica Perez was a leader in the retained executive search industry, specializing in the Global Life Sciences sector. She holds a B.S. in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California and an M.A. in Organizational and Change Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.