Christina Luconi leads Rapid7’s strategic people initiatives as its Chief People Officer. She is responsible for the entire employee lifecycle, with critical focus on recruiting stellar talent, building and inspiring corporate culture, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and “scaling with soul.” Prior to joining Rapid7, Christina was the owner of People Innovations, a consulting firm focused on the creation of innovative people strategies for start-ups and high growth companies. Christina also served as Chief People Officer at @stake, a professional services security firm which she helped build from the launch through its acquisition to Symantec. She also played the role of Vice President of People Strategy at Sapient Corporation. Joining the company prior to its public offering, she was responsible for building the people-focused side of the company from the ground up, aligning business strategy with people needs. Christina has been featured in several articles and is a frequent speaker regarding her visionary approach to people strategy and culture, and for her disdain for old-school “human resources.”, and “gives back” by partnering with CEOs of early-stage companies on their people strategies through her role as an Operating Partner at Pillar Ventures. She serves as an advisor to the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and serves as a board member BUILD, and is the Vice Chair of Hack.Diversity. She contributes a frequent blog to VentureFizz and LinkedIn. She holds a B.A. in psychology from George Washington University and an M.S. in organizational administration from Boston University.