Remote hires chief people officer

RemoteRemote, a firm that builds, manages and supports global distributed workforces, has recruited Barbara Matthews (pictured) as chief people officer.

Like all Remote employees, Matthews will work from her chosen location, Dublin. She will report directly to co-founder and chief executive officer Job van der Voort.

Matthews joined Remote from Stripe, where she helped build its global HR function as its international head of HR, EMEA and APAC. Prior to Stripe, she spent more than 12 years on the people team at Google.

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Matthews said: “As someone who has spent my career working with distributed teams, I am thrilled to join Remote at this pivotal moment in the future of work. My focus as chief people officer will be to ensure that we provide an environment where our employees can thrive and grow, and to build a culture that supports our vision of making opportunities accessible to everyone.”

Van der Voort added: “As a fully remote company with team members located across the globe, we recognise that our success hinges on having a people-first approach to our work. Barbara’s experience in building and nurturing high-performing distributed teams will be invaluable as we continue to grow.”