Life at Vertex: Enabling a Flexible and Inclusive Culture

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As a business leader and a mother of four, I am passionate about enabling a workplace culture that is flexible and inclusive. 

So, when I joined Vertex in January 2022 as the Chief People Officer, I made it my mission to help advance all things people-related – talent attraction and recruitment, development, benefits, performance and more – so that we can scale successfully and deliver sustained value to our people, customers, partners and shareholders. 

To do this, I know we need to continue providing a safe space for our employees to share feedback and contribute ideas. I feel strongly that empowering our people will help them contribute their best work, grow their careers and help our company be even better.

As I look back on my first year at Vertex, and all the great work we’ve done together – focus groups, pulse surveys, connection sessions, leadership development training, enhanced global benefits offerings and new Business Resource Group launches – it makes me thankful to work with such passionate, dedicated, hard-working people. And I’m not the only one who thinks that Vertex is a great place to work. 

I am thrilled to share that we have been rewarded with recognition as a 2022 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer for the eighth consecutive year! This award is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey managed by Energage, a top research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvements. Our employees gave Vertex especially high marks in development, appreciation and work-life balance – something for us all to be proud of.

Eight years named as a Top Workplace is an honor but will not stop us from constantly improving how we measure and manage our culture. Open communication and two-way dialogues are the hallmarks of a positive, thriving culture. As I head into my second year at Vertex, I will continue to prioritize these things. 

I will be working closely with my team to continue providing opportunities for employees to share their voices and use feedback to learn and drive action that helps improve our employees’ health and well-being, enables them to be their best, authentic selves and allows everyone to reach their full potential, individually and collectively as a team.  

Learn more about career opportunities at Vertex. 

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Ann Hollins

Chief People Officer

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As Chief People Officer, Ann Hollins drives the company’s people and culture strategy to accelerate business growth and achievement of our vision and mission. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of the people and culture function globally, including talent management, total rewards, talent and leadership development, organizational development, culture and diversity, inclusion and belonging. Ann is an integral partner to executive leadership on innovative talent and organizational strategies to build an inclusive, engaging culture with empowered, high-performing teams globally in support of our growth aspirations.

Ann is a seasoned human resources executive with over 25 years of leading global, enterprise-wide HR strategies enabling business and organizational transformations across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology, energy, consumer packaged goods, information sciences and manufacturing. She has demonstrated expertise in the areas of organizational effectiveness, culture change, leadership development and strategic talent management.

Prior to joining Vertex, Ann held Chief People Officer roles at Zelis Healthcare, Volt Information Sciences and Weight Watchers and prior to that she held senior business unit and global center of excellence roles at Hess Corporation, Tyco, Dun & Bradstreet and PepsiCo.

Ann holds a B.B.A. in Industrial Relations/Human Resources from The University of Iowa, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from The Stern School of Business, New York University. She is Board Chair of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and a member of the HR Policy Association. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four young children.

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