Oct 04, 2021
Getting to know Persefoni: Meet Alexis Ricker
"Once in a Lifetime"
1. And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?" (Tell us your journey?)
We all take different paths in life, and mine was not a traditional one. I grew up in South Florida then moved to Minneapolis as a teen. I worked in the hotel industry right out of high school, while also running a small business managing digital marketing projects. I was also blessed with my son, Kaleb, at 20! Being a young single mom was hard, but it motivated me to pursue my dreams … which brought me to the University of Minnesota where I studied history, pre-law, and global studies. My dream has always been to help make a positive impact in the world, whether by giving a voice to the voiceless, advocating for the underrepresented, or any way I can. This dream led me to a career in human resources and talent acquisition, which shifted into managing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs … which ultimately brought me here to Persefoni!
2. And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. (What do you do at Persefoni?)
As part of the People Operations team, I have the privilege of meeting some of the best and brightest talent in the market! It’s my job to align the right talent with opportunities at Persefoni, then partner with internal stakeholders to bring them onboard. I also have the honor of helping develop best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for the company. This is my dream job – combining People Operations with DEI and being part of a company whose mission is to enable every organization to reduce carbon emissions for the betterment of our beautiful planet. I am beyond grateful for this hand I’ve been dealt.
3. And you may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?" (What are your hopes for your time at Persefoni?)
I hope to partner with others to build an extraordinary Talent Acquisition and People Operations team based on the foundation of Persefoni’s four Core Values and Operating Principles. I hope for others, people and organizations, to look at Persefoni as a best-in-class standard of what a company culture can be. I’m also thrilled to watch how quickly the business and our team continue to grow and succeed. It’s an exciting time to be here and to help build something so special and important.
4. And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?" (Why is Persefoni a great home for you?)
I really love being here. I love the people, the culture, the mission, and the work that we are all doing to contribute to the greater good of mankind and our planet. Being part of something bigger than myself brings a whole new level of purpose and value to life. Persefoni is a great home for me for many reasons, but mostly because of the mission-driven purpose and values that tie into this.
5. And you may find yourself in another part of the world... (Tell us about your life/hobbies away from work?)
Outside of Persefoni, I like spending time with my family and friends and getting outdoors as much as possible - whether it’s swimming, gardening, playground time with my 3-year-old Evelina and our rescue dogs, or spending a day at the lake. I also love yoga, spin, and golf, but they are not very toddler-friendly! Together, my husband and I love traveling, live music, and trying out new restaurants whenever possible. We moved to Charlotte, NC last year, and it’s fun exploring our new city. I’m also a member of the Junior League here in Charlotte, so I spend a portion of my free time socializing, learning, or volunteering with this group of female leaders.
“Once in a Lifetime" is a series of articles designed to help our customers and partners learn more about Persefoni's truly passionate team. We're not just building award-winning software ... together, we're helping to decarbonize our planet.
Persefoni is the premier, intelligent climate platform built for enterprises and institutional investors to easily calculate, analyze, manage, and report their real-time carbon footprint. As the ERP of Carbon, the Persefoni SaaS platform provides users a single source of carbon truth for their organization and enables them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor, confidence, and transparency as their financial ones.
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