Hazeltree appoints first chief people officer

Hazeltree, a treasury and liquidity management technology for the alternative asset management industry business, has appointed Sonia Spicehandler (pictured) as its first chief people officer.

Spicehandler, who has more than 25 years of experience, will be responsible for developing the strategy and processes for building and retaining professional team, and cultivating a well-defined global culture as Hazeltree enters its next phase of growth.

She holds a senior certified professional designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and was most recently vice president of human resources at IT infrastructure organisation Alliant Technologies dba TenFour.

Prior to TenFour, Spicehandler held senior HR roles in organisations such as Reed Elsevier Technology Services, now Relx Group, and Strategic Products and Services (SPS).

At SPS, she directed the human resources talent strategy and led the business through multiple acquisitions, and at Alliant she guided employees and business operations throughout the pandemic.

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Tushar Amin, chief executive officer of Hazeltree, said: “I am thrilled to be able to bring on someone of Sonia’s calibre to come in and build and maintain an exceptional culture here at Hazeltree. In today’s competitive labor environment, employee retention and maintaining a positive and inclusive culture is an invaluable building block of any business, ours included.

“Her industry experience and credentials are unmatched, and her experience working with technology-driven organisations will serve our business well. I look forward to working alongside her as we enter Hazeltree’s next chapter of growth.”