Today, Latch announced that Deb Josephs has joined its leadership team as Chief People Officer. Deb will lead the People Ops department and oversee HR strategy, including Latch employee experiences with a focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, as Latch continues to attract and retain top talent across it’s 55+ professional disciplines and ensure that Latch’s team is representative of the communities in which we live.
“Deb’s experience leading people operations across a diverse set of fast growing technology companies is exactly what Latch needs as we scale,” said Latch CEO and Co-Founder Luke Schoenfelder. “As our first Chief People Officer, Deb will help Latch continue to thrive as we increase headcount, expand to new verticals and geographies, and continue to redefine how people interact with their space.”
Prior to joining Latch, Deb served as the first Chief People Officer at Ampersand, where she built the HR team from the ground up, including robust Learning & Development and Performance Management functions. Deb also served as the Chief People Officer at IAC Applications, a division of IAC, where she led the HR efforts of multiple international acquisitions and subsequent workforce integrations.
Previously, Deb was a member of the executive teams that led eXelate through its acquisition by Nielsen and DoubleClick through its acquisition by Google.
Earlier in her career, Deb held senior Human Resources positions at the McGraw-Hill Companies, Ogilvy & Mather, The Bank of New York, NASD/Nasdaq, and NatWest Bank.
As a people leader, Deb has implemented best practices in talent acquisition, leadership & executive development, diversity, succession planning, organizational design and HR strategy, resulting in increased employee retention and satisfaction at each company she has worked.
“Latch is innovating at an incredible pace thanks to the tremendous talent of its world class team,” Josephs said. “Joining Latch at this moment in its growth is the perfect timing for me to apply my experience scaling companies and contribute to the truly impressive team already in place.”