Atlas CPO Michelle Mesina

The new HR leader will direct Atlas' internal people strategy with the aim to cultivate rewarding employee experiences.

Chicago-based Atlas has expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of Michelle Mesina as chief people officer (CPO), and Ruairi Kelleher as general manager (GM) of Europe.

Michelle Mesina (pictured above), SPHR, comes to technology provider Atlas with over 20 years of experience from start-up, high-growth, and transformative environments. She has previously led HR and people ops for Gensler, PowerReviews, project44, and Hazel Technologies. At Hazel Technologies, she had overall responsibility for thought leadership strategies and solutions to attract, engage and retain the best talent.

As CPO at Atlas, Michelle Mesina will direct Atlas' internal people strategy to deepen global impact while cultivating rewarding employee experiences for an increasingly diverse workforce. Mesina said on her priorities in this new role: "Atlas is focused on prioritising our people and building a workplace culture where everyone can thrive and belong."

Joining her on the leadership team is the new GM of Europe, Ruairi Kelleher, who will lead Atlas' business operations and oversee expanded development within the region. 

Rick Hammell, CEO of Atlas, commented: "The addition of Ruairi reflects our commitment to meeting the increased demand for global expansion solutions in the untapped market of Europe. Additionally, Michelle's extensive experience in organisational design, cultural alignment and employee wellbeing, will further enhance Atlas' reputation as a purpose-driven employer."

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