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ANESSA FIKE

Creating excellent workplace culture, strengthening employee engagement, and increasing company productivity run through Anessa’s veins. As former Director of Global Recruiting for The Motley Fool in Alexandria, VA, her career in Human Resources began with a company consistently ranked one of the best places to work in the DC area and the US. Her experience includes organizational and leadership development, talent strategy, human resources and employee relations, and government contract compliance.

Focused on assisting executives with complex organizational and growth issues, she has also been a force in the growing world of transparent workplace culture, working with anonymous employer review sites including InHerSight and Glassdoor.com. With a Master of Arts in English from National University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Business, and English from Penn State University, her unique background enables her to understand people and craft internal communication in a way that few can. 

Anessa broke ground as the first HR and Talent person at many startups, including Weejee Learning, where she served as Director of HR and Talent until they were acquired, and MATI Energy. From Uber to Appian to EverFi, she works well with teams of all sizes, from a dozen people to over 10,000.

When Anessa isn't helping companies enhance culture, you will find her with a kickass pair of shoes on and a full-bodied glass of red wine in her hand.

HER DEN CAN BE FOUND IN:

Raleigh/Durham, NC and Washington, DC 

SHE RUNS WITH: 

Her amazing husband and fellow feminist, Tyler, and their son, Penn, as well as fierce group of girlfriends that call themselves Girl Gang 

SHE LOVES: 

Red wine from California (Paso Zins and Russian River Valley Pinots),

Kickass designer shoes,

Burrata with great toasted bread,

Blue Bottle's New Orleans style coffee with oat milk,

Saturdays at the museum with my family 

SHE DOES NOT LOVE:

Men telling women to smile,

Mayo,

BBQ that isn't Eastern Carolina style,

Selfish people,

airport delays and lost luggage

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

“"You got this"