Submitted by: Jamie Lane, Director of Communications
We have some exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Lindsey Reed Smith, our current Senior VP of talent, has been promoted to our first-ever chief people officer!
Our Company has experienced a tremendous year in terms of development and growth and much of that cultural shift can be attributed to Lindsey’s leadership. President Otto Bielss announced, “It is my honor to promote Lindsey into this inaugural role as she has been a dedicated confidante to the leaders within our organization and truly is the heartbeat of the TMX Finance Family of Companies. I have had the pleasure of working with Lindsey for many years and have observed her continual growth, watching her operate and lead with skill, confidence, and integrity through many difficult and challenging situations. She will be a powerful role model for our TMX Family and will continue her pursuit to make this Company, and our team, the best in the industry and beyond.
Lindsey joined the TMX Finance Family of Companies in 2008 as a Field Recruiter and has progressed in her career by single-handedly assembling our world-class Talent Department. She spearheaded the implementation of innovative video interviewing and referral technologies, streamlined hiring processes, and developed a strategic recruitment operations team that powers global talent initiatives, spanning everything from employer branding to new hire programs. In addition to Talent Acquisition, she has worked tirelessly to develop and expand her teams’ area of expertise, taking responsibility for the group’s remarkable evolution from external recruitment activities into a multi-functional group that embraces an integrated talent management approach.
In her most recent role as senior vice president, Lindsey worked to develop and drive the current “Talent Obsessed” strategy that delivers top talent to our organization and established TMX as a premier, national employer. In support of this goal, she expanded our talent pool to include veterans, owing her recognition for the successful vision and implementation of our TMX Project SERV initiative. Additionally, she led her team to implement an internal succession planning strategy and creation of the TeamUp Mentoring program, both of which have given us a strong foothold into further evolving our people- and our development-focused culture. Lindsey’s passion for building high-performing teams and her track record of turning promising ideas into reality, makes her the ideal individual for the role of chief people officer.
As CPO, Lindsey has been tasked with overseeing all aspects of engagement throughout the course of a team member’s entire career with our Company. The Talent Acquisition and Talent Management teams, along with Human Resources and HRIS, will form a single department under her leadership and will work collaboratively to further our commitment to recruit, hire, retain, and develop the most talented people in the job market.
According to President Bielss, “Lindsey has been a prominent business partner for leadership across the Company and beyond, and I am honored to extend this opportunity to her.” Congratulations, Lindsey, we have all been cheering for you and couldn’t be more excited to see you leading at the very top level!