I focus on how technology companies manage their people strategy, from recruiting competitive talent globally to building incentives to drive performance. I’m particularly interested in how human resources is evolving with powerful analytics and artificial intelligence.

I’m the founder and principal of Beam Talent, where we help startups identify, attract, and hire talent to fuel their business growth.

This is a place for my thoughts on business, data, the great outdoors, and life in general.

I live in the New York metro area and in my free time enjoy hiking, playing music, and reading.

Get in touch with me at lafferty.melissa@gmail.com or @missy_lafferty