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How I use #Candor: Providing clients with the tools to create positive improvements on process and procedures in an open and honest manner.

How I use #Courage: I admit, learn from and improve as a result of my own mistakes.

How I use #Care: Actively listening to clients to better understand what’s important to them both personally and professionally.

#whatmattersmost to me: My family, friends, and exploring the world around me in new and different ways.

Meet Kirsten Kalemba

Senior Manager, Operations

Kirsten Kalemba brings over 15 years of HR experience to the Assemble team and specializes in People Operations. She is a human resources manager with experience across the entire employee lifecycle.

Kirsten’s expertise lies in people operations, which means she excels “behind the scenes” and knows how to keep companies running smoothly by facilitating employee onboarding and offboarding, benefits and leave administration, and HRIS/payroll implementation and management.

Kirsten draws upon a robust HR and project management career that has included nearly a decade at Citibank, time at a large Boston nonprofit, and diverse consulting projects.

Currently, Kirsten serves as a senior manager of operations for Assemble, a team of HR experts, catalysts, and coaches. She also serves in a fractional HR/people operations role for Assemble’s clients and assumed their day-to-day HR activities, which allowed them to deliver a better employee experience while also focusing on bigger, more pressing business opportunities.

Kirsten has worked and consulted across nonprofits, small businesses, hypergrowth entrepreneurial ventures, and Fortune 100 companies, knowing that whether you’re a startup with 5 staff or a multinational company with 500+ employees, it’s all about relationships.

When she is not working, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her two daughters, her high school sweetheart, and her family and friends. Kirsten loves to explore new places and often starts her day with a sunrise run.