We are delighted to welcome Emoke Starr as our new Vice President of People. As a member of our Executive Team, Emoke will oversee Onna’s Human Resources function. She will relocate from San Francisco to join the Onna team in Barcelona.
Emoke joins us from Workday, where she was most recently Senior People and Purpose Partner with overall responsibility for HR within her aligned business units globally. During her time at Workday, Emoke partnered with a variety of businesses, including Global Expansions, Enterprise Business Technology, Enterprise Program Portfolio Office, and Emerging Services. Before Workday, Emoke was VP of People at Benchling, where she built the HR function from scratch during a period of hyper-growth for the company. Previous roles have included senior HR positions at Prezi, and Cisco Systems.
We’re thrilled to have Emoke join us, not least because we have grown our team significantly over the last 12 months during a sustained time of remote work. Having Emoke at the helm of our People Team to integrate our global workforce at this time will ensure we can maintain the culture we are so proud of and enable our team to do their best work.
“I’m delighted to be joining Onna at such an exciting time for the company,” says Emoke. “With Onners working from San Francisco to Barcelona and many places in between, the People Team has a huge role to play in connecting everyone and helping people in the company to be successful and happy at Onna.”
Originally from Romania, Emoke has a license in Psychology and started her career working for non-profit organizations, before pivoting to HR and leading the function for Financial Services companies in Romania. When not at work, Emoke enjoys staying physically active, cooking, and attempting DIY projects that involve power tools.