Personio hires Transferwise’s Ross Seychell as Chief People Officer, further expanding executive team

Ross Seychell

Personio, the provider of an all-in-one HR software solution for SMEs, has appointed Ross Seychell as Chief People Officer.

Starting in November 2020, the former Transferwise CPO will be tasked with driving Personio’s people strategy and employee experience to support organisational and business growth across Europe.

While primarily based in London, in one of Personio’s four European offices, Seychell will spend half of his time at the Munich headquarters where the majority of the company’s HR team is located.

Hanno Renner, co-founder and CEO of Personio, comments: “Personio is currently growing by over 30 new colleagues each month, which makes the people function even more important to support this growth from an organisational perspective. That’s why I’m very happy that Ross is joining the Personio team.”

Ross Seychell: “Being an HR professional, I know first hand how challenging it is for HR teams to create value in parallel with the demands of day to day operational workload. Having the right technology allows these teams to focus more of their time with employees and delivering people strategies.”

The third high-profile executive to join Personio’s leadership team in just eight months, Seychell’s appointment follows the arrival of Geraldine MacCarthy from Dropbox as CRO and Birgit Haderer from Zalando as CFO earlier this year.