Lisa Van Ess has more than 20 years of experience developing and leading strategic recruiting, HR, and talent management initiatives for companies of various sizes and industries. As Navigate’s Director of People, she is committed to further enhancing the overall employee experience and level of engagement, from talent acquisition through development, and building upon Navigate’s award-winning company culture.
Prior to Navigate, Lisa served as the Director and Coaching Leader at NIIT Technologies; before that, she was Vice President of HR for the Global Operations Unit of SEI, where she spent close to 15 years. She started her HR career in pharmaceutical recruiting, and she later managed the recruiting team for the Northeast regional divisions of Entex Information Services and GE Capital Information Technology Solutions.
My rules to live by Leave them better than you found them.
My favorite movies Logan, A Fish Called Wanda, Alien
My favorite superhero Wolverine
My favorite book The Dark Tower collection
My passion for my job I love to recruit and develop talented people to help businesses achieve their goals.
My favorite cheesesteak Jim’s on South Street
My favorite class in high school A tie between art and biology
If I had another job I would own a bookstore artist studio with a great selection of coffee and red wine.
Where I grew up I am a Jersey Girl. I moved over the river to PA in 2000.