Global Head of HR | Automattic

Lori McLeese

Lori McLeese is the global head of human resources at Automattic Inc (the company behind and so much more!). She and her team focus on making Automattic the best place to work for the 929 Automatticians in 70 countries speaking 88 different languages.

Prior to Automattic, Lori was the chief people officer at international non-profit Room to Read where she led human resources and operations for the San Francisco headquarters and eight field offices in Africa and Asia. She’s worked in human resources for the past 15 years in the retail, non-profit, and technology sectors.

Prior to that, she taught elementary students in the public school system in San Francisco and abroad in Kuwait, Egypt, and South Korea.