Director of People Operations
Catherine Zelenkofske joined GBX Group as Director of People Operations in 2018. In her role, Catherine drives GBX Group’s culture initiatives and leads in the recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, professional development and engagement of employees. She takes a strategic approach to the function traditionally known as Human Resources, focusing on being both a business partner and employee advocate.
Catherine began her career at WegoWise, a leading provider of cloud-based utility analytics software based in Boston, MA. She held positions in client services and program management before moving into her role as Director of People Operations – an entirely new function for the company. Catherine implemented processes for hiring, onboarding, and training, as well as regular employee feedback and various workplace policies, including parental leave.
Her most notable work focused on employee career development where annual reviews were replaced with more productive quarterly check-ins, which focused on bilateral communications and career coaching. Catherine was featured in the Wall Street Journal for her ability to take on a “stretch” role and for accepting the challenge of pivoting to a new career path.
Catherine is actively involved in PEO, a philanthropic organization that provides educational opportunities for women students worldwide. She also serves on the board of Open Arms Adoptions.
Catherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP).