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Why Italian Cooking and People Operations are Similar -Christina Luconi Podcast

October 2, 2019


Building a strong, diverse corporate culture is not easy, but if anyone has the framework down, it’s Christina Luconi. As the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, Christina has honed her ability to focus on authentic growth and operations instead of best practices. Whether she’s preserving the company’s unique culture or making senior hires, Christina works hard to make the people the center of the company.

In this episode of The Agile Operations Podcast, Christina joins CEO Mike Volpe to talk about the counterintuitive and constantly evolving keys to scaling culture, including:

  • Axing annual performance reviews – a focus on real-time feedback
  • Why best practices are not to be followed
  • How to preserve culture as your company becomes political
  • The connection between Italian cooking and people operations (seriously)

About our guest Christina Luconi

Christina Luconi is the Chief People Officer at Rapid7, where she leads strategic people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle: recruiting stellar talent, preserving corporate culture, and acquisition integration. Prior to Rapid7, Christina founded People Innovations, a consulting firm focused on the creation of innovative people strategies.

Her key focus is on recruiting stellar talent in a competitive market, building and scaling culture, and making acquisition integration really work. I love what I do, so I spend a lot of time helping other leaders figure out how to create people's success in their companies too...and helping to build great places to work.


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