As Chief Talent Officer, Andreea’s role with Kairos is ensuring the continuous strength of the internal team, on the one hand, and the success of the teams of the Kairos portfolio companies on the other hand. She is passionate about building companies and is a positive leader with particular focus on driving organizational engagement, talent selection and coaching, and delivering results through teams.
Prior to Kairos, she held HR leadership positions in private equity with two portfolio companies of Cerberus Capital Management: YP (formerly YellowPages and an AT&T carve-out) and Accurate Metal Solutions. Before then, Andreea served as VP of Human Resources for Coda Automotive, a manufacturer and distributor of all-electric, zero-emissions cars and stationary energy storage systems. Andreea started her HR career in New York City, with Rhodes Associates Executive Search, and then her roles increased continuously in responsibility with GlenRock Group, a venture capital company, and Keynote Systems, a mobile cloud testing and monitoring company. Subsequently, she moved to Los Angeles in 2007, joining AdMedia as Director of Human Resources.
“What attracted me to Kairos is its revolutionary mission to bring world-changing technologies to light in a practical and lasting manner. The work that turns patents into incubators and then startups is true artistry from a business perspective, and that left/ right brain combination of the work is simply fascinating.”
Andreea was formally educated at Fordham University for her undergraduate studies and New York University and Cornell University for her graduate studies in history and human resources respectively. She serves on the Board of Worksite Wellness LA, a non-profit organization that connects underprivileged employees and their families with healthcare services. Andreea enjoys LA with her son, Ian, and their dog, Daymond. When time permits, she enjoys hiking and dabbing with woodworking.