Meet Kristina, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Voya Financial.
Kristina has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and recruiting. She spent the first ten years of her career working in business development for management consulting firms supporting Hartford based insurance clients such as Aetna, Cigna, The Hartford and Chubb. Opting out after her second daughter was born, she then began her Silpada Designs business. Over the course of four years, Kristina recruited, coached and empowered over 125 women, built a customer base of over 3,000, and generated $1.7 in sales. Prior to leaving Silpada to re-enter the corporate world, Kristina achieved the Silver Manager ranking which only 64 individuals out of 13,000 had accomplished.
Kristina is an active volunteer in the community assisting with marketing and fundraising for the Canton Athletic Booster Club and the high school turf project, Canton Middle and High School Musical theatre, and the Substance Free Graduation Parties.
Since her return to the corporate market, Kristina has continued to develop her career in marketing, management and recruiting. She has become an accomplished Talent Acquisition leader specializing in executive recruiting, talent development, and career coaching. Her desire to overcome an earlier career barrier was accomplished in 2015 at the age of 46 when she received her Bachelor’s degree. One of her greatest passions is working with early career college students and individuals entering the workforce by offering her expertise in resume writing, interview techniques and career coaching.
Kristina holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Fisher College, Boston, MA and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from New England College, Henniker, NH. She has two daughters, Jenna, a sophomore at Fairfield University and Laura, who will be graduating Canton High School in 2020.
Although Kristina never fully opted out, she did make the choice to leave a full time, advancing career to raise her daughters. She adjusted her career goals, used her experience in recruiting, sales and marketing to launch a business. It was a choice that allowed her to have control over her schedule, maintain some financial independence and stimulate her business brain.
Kristina's advice: Life is full of surprises. Embrace the curveballs and be confident in your adventure.
Thursday, November 14th