Who is Kris Dunn? That’s an easy question. Kris is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, a RPO firm dedicated to growth companies. Prior to becoming a part of Kinetix, Kris has served as a VP of HR for DAXKO, a VP of HR for SourceMedical, a Regional VP of HR for Charter Communications, a HR Manager for BellSouth Mobility (subsequently known as Cingular and AT&T based on which round of consolidation you are referring to), and a Project Manager in the market research division of Aragon Consulting (gobbled up by IBM Global Services). With that track record in mind, he can say what he thought he never would – he has almost 15 years in the HR biz.
In that great lineup of employers, Kris had access to a lot of free tuition – so it made sense to pick up some diplomas. After picking up his undergraduate at Northeast Missouri State University, he picked up a M.A.E in Education from UAB and a MPPM from Birmingham-Southern College. In the spirit of the most aggressive Tuition Aid participants in your organization, he got the diplomas and promptly moved on to the next challenge/company (that’s a brochure for the wisdom of having payback agreements). He also picked up the SPHR as well along the way.
As an HR Pro, Kris is most interested in the intersection of the HR practice, technology and business results in today’s organizations. He has a strong interest in areas like recruiting and performance management, but keeps an eye towards the thousand other areas that impact HR Generalists at every level (VP, Director, Manager, etc.) as well. His eyes get glossy when HR people start talking about being strategic without being specific.
Kris is also known to many as the HR Capitalist, namesake for the blog The HR Capitalist that he started in 2006 with the goal of building a community he could learn from. He later started Fistful of Talent in 2008.
Read Kris Dunn’s posts on HRExaminer
Read Kris Dunn’s blog HRCapitalist