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How I use #Candor: Like Emily Post suggests – you should tell people the truth if they can do something about it. If it’s constructive, I say it and let people know that my intentions are good.

How I use #Courage: I’m courageous in the sprit of fairness and being helpful to others. It takes courage to identify where clients can be more successful – and that sometimes comes in the form of delivering tough news.

How I use #Care: If I was a caring person before, the pandemic has amplified that further. Caring connects us to each other helps build relationships which is critical in our business as well as personal life.

#whatmattersmost to me: Gratitude and human connection matter most to me. Oh, and chocolate.

Meet Deb Josephs


From executive coaching to expert compensation advisory and talent strategy, Deb Josephs brings 30 years of top-notch HR expertise from a broad range of industries and experiences to our clients.

Most recently, Deb helped Latch prepare for its IPO in June 2021 by developing their compensation programs, implementing a performance management process and building a highly impactful People team.

Prior to Latch, Deb served as the first Chief People Officer at Ampersand, where she built the HR team from the ground up, including robust Learning & Development and DEI programs. Deb also served as the Chief People Officer at IAC Applications, a division of IAC, where she led the HR efforts of multiple international acquisitions and subsequent workforce integrations. ‍

Previously, Deb was a member of executive teams that led eXelate through its acquisition by Nielsen and DoubleClick through its acquisition by Google. Earlier in her career, Deb held senior Human Resources positions at Everyday Health, the McGraw-Hill Companies, Ogilvy & Mather, The Bank of New York, NASD/Nasdaq, and NatWest Bank.

Deb has a BA in Psychology from Boston University, an MBA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Zicklin School of Business and is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to facilitate 360 feedback instruments.

Deb has a daughter and 2 rescue pups, Ruby and Sadie. She lives on Long Island, NY and when the weather permits, you can find her on the golf course early in the morning. In her spare time, Deb likes to travel and bake.