Algolia, the leading API Platform for Search & Discovery, today announced the appointment of Lorena Scott as Chief People Officer (CPO) to support employees and enhance Algolia’s strong, inclusive culture as the company enters a new phase of growth, development, and innovation. With more than a decade of people management experience, Lorena has a proven track record of scaling people functions on a global scale.
“At Algolia we view our culture as a strategic advantage. Our People Team has done a remarkable job in maintaining and strengthening that culture in the face of many wholly new challenges, including the pandemic,” said Bernadette Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Algolia. “The emotional intelligence, global experience, natural empathy, and passion that Lorena adds to our leadership team are invaluable as we build on this momentum and continue to invest deeply in our company culture. Lorena truly understands scaleup ‘life’, the grittiness of building and rebuilding, and the joy of creative problem-solving.”
Lorena started her career journey in Finance before becoming an entrepreneur and running her own start-up, and eventually the VP of Operations at 500px. During this time, she quickly discovered her career passion for people and supporting their career development. Lorena became the Global Head of People Operations at Ritual.co and, most recently, served as the Chief People Officer of Caseware where she grew people functions, accelerated hiring, and empowered teams across the globe.
“I’ve always believed that people are the secret to building great businesses that endure - a philosophy that Algolia clearly embraces as well,” said Lorena Scott. “As Algolia continues its rapid growth, I’m excited by the opportunity to reimagine how we can lead and grow our talent while empowering team members to reach their full potential. To achieve this, it is critical to have an environment where people of all backgrounds can learn, grow, and be celebrated for who they are.”