Kristin Machacek Leary - Chief Human Resources Officer, Hitachi Vantara

Kristin Machacek Leary leads the global human resources team responsible for developing and implementing innovative human capital solutions to enable greater business results, career development and employee engagement. 

She has more than 25 years of progressive leadership and human resources experience, including executive and leadership development, talent and performance management, organizational development, workforce planning, global total rewards and talent acquisition. 

Leary has worked extensively across the globe with leaders and employees at all levels to transform and create high-performing cultures with highly engaged employees.

Before joining Hitachi Vantara, Leary was the chief human resources officer for Forcepoint, a cybersecurity company. Previously, Leary was the chief human resources officer for Alphatec Spine, and also held global human resources leadership roles at Quintiles, Hewlett-Packard, and Boston Scientific.

Leary, a native of Minnesota, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and English from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.

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