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allison hopkins

allison hopkins

Chief Talent Officer


Chief Talent Officer






Chief Talent Officer

Business, people, culture.


Global HR Communications

Managed and directed global human resources communication team, reporting into marketing.

E*TRADE Financial

VP Human Resources

Overall responsibility for the global Human Resources org which supported 6,500 employees, 14 P&L's and 19 sites. Responsibility included managing, creating and execution of the following: employee relations; benefits, compensation; training; payroll; HRIS; M&A; and Staffing. Participated as lead HR role in 17 mergers. Managed and hired a global staff of 30 and a budget of 10 million. Travelled internationally and lived in New York and California.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Core Elements, Inc

CEO and Founder

Owner and founder of full service human resources consulting firm. Specialized in high tech and service organizations. Voted one of the fastest growing Silicon Valley Start ups from 1997-2001. Sample of clients were Netscape, Kana, AT&T, E*Trade, Marimba, Geocast, Adobe, Gap and many others.



VP Human Resources

Led and managed human resources for $2B dollar media and entertainment organization. Partnered with executives to recruit, develop talent and culture. Created hr infrastructure for growth and scalability of employee base from 250 to 4,000 employees.

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

Cunningham Communication Inc

Partner and Vice President

As partner was involved in the strategic and operational business planning for public relations agency. As VP of HR, created and implemented the human resource department for bi-coastal offices and managed a budget of $1 million. For one year acted at General Manager of the Boston office.


Palo Alto Networks

SVP Human Resources

Holtzmann, Wise & Shepard

Paralegal for Employment Attorney

Supported employment attorneys in depositions and litigation support.

Hill & Knowlton

HR Director

Lead and directed human resources for public relations firm.

Syva Corporation

HR Manager

Business partner for sales and marketing. Assisted in 5 mergers and acquisitions.