Kirsten Nevill-Manning is a globally-recognised HR professional, with a long-time passion for recruiting and building successful teams and business leaders around the world.
Throughout her career, Kirsten has been responsible for scaling and growing recruitment operations for some of the world’s most innovative companies.
Between 2008 and 2013, Kirsten was the Director of International Human Resources and Head of Global Recruiting for Facebook – helping to drive their expansion through the opening the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the European offices (except the UK) and numerous offices in the USA too including Austin, responsible for hiring thousands of employees across the global locations.
Prior to joining Facebook, she spent seven years as part of Google’s People Operations team, including a role as Google’s first Manager of International Staffing, helping to expand the company to new regions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, including New Zealand, Poland, Turkey, China, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Kirsten was based initially in Mountain View in 2001, CA and moved to New York City in 2003.
Kirsten is currently the Vice President of People Operations, IT and Facilities at Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) – a New York-based online educational marketplace, connecting a community of over five million educators to share, buy, and sell original educational resources, with over one billion resources downloaded to date.
Teachers Pay Teachers is the world’s first and largest educational marketplace, founded on the belief that when educators get the resources and support they need, they’re best equipped to inspire the next generation of learners. Fast Co just named Teachers Pay Teachers — the site that 2 out of 3 U.S. teachers turn to for teacher-proven content — the #1 Most Innovative Education Company of 2019. To date, more than 1 billion resources have been downloaded by over 5 million educators (including teachers, administrators, and parents).
Kirsten is married to Kiwi computer scientist Craig Nevill-Manning (who, during his 15 year tenure with Google, was responsible for founding the company’s first remote engineering centre, located in New York). Craig is a former recipient of the World Class New Zealand Award.
Together the couple host regular events for New Zealanders in the New York area, and have made significant philanthropic contributions to a variety of organisations – including the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organisation which fights poverty in New York City, and Acumen, which tackles poverty in the developing world by helping to build companies whose products and services enable the poor to transform their lives.