Kris Dunn

by Cara Lucas
October 13, 2014

KD HeadshotWho is Kris Dunn? That’s an easy question – he’s the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix. He’s a VP of HR type who has led HR practices in Fortune 500s and venture capital-held startups, and believes that the key to great business results is to get great people, then do cool stuff to maximize their motivation, performance and effectiveness once you have them in the door. As it turns out, that’s his simple definition of talent management. He believes that all forms of HR and recruiting administration should be squeezed down to the smallest amount of time possible, giving you more time to do stuff that matters.


**BOOM!** If you like that description, you’ll like Kris. It’s that simple. Kris is also among the most transparent HR pros or recruiters you can find, and here’s why. He cares so much about the art of HR and Recruiting that he’s started two blogs (The HR Capitalist andFistful of Talent) with the goal of building a community he and others could learn from. He’s been putting his thoughts down every business day for over 4 years. As a result of that commitment, he’s been named one of the Top 100 Influencers in the World of HR and a Top 25 Digital Influencer in the HR and Talent Management communities. The HR Capitalist was also named the most read HR blog by HR Executive magazine in 2009. That means what you see is what you get. Kris can’t hide, and if he ever pulled the blogs down, Google would probably haunt him foreveranyway.

Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks. Business chops. Crossover Dribble.

Kris has delivered 80 keynotes in the last 5 years. In addition to Lollapalooza, Sundance and the ESPY’s, Kris has performed at the HR Recruiting industry’s biggest and best shows. Interested in booking Kris for your next event? Check out his full speaker bio.
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