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 Vice President of HR for the Global Operations Unit of SEI, where she spent close to 15 years; and she held the role of Director and Coaching Leader at NIIT Technologies. She started her HR career in pharmaceutical recruiting, and she later managed the recruiting teams for the Northeast regional divisions of Entex Information Services and GE Capital Information Technology Solutions. She has a SHRM SCP Certification and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of New Jersey. Finally, Lisa is active in both the local technology and job-seeker communities and is currently Vice Chair of the Innovative Technology Action Group of Chester County.
My favorite superhero Wolverine, although Captain Marvel may offer some healthy competition!
My favorite cheesesteak Jim’s on South Street
My favorite classes in high school Art and biology
Where I grew up I am originally from New Jersey and moved over to Pennsylvania in 2000