Company Announces Hiring of First Chief Human Resources Officer Following Series B Investment.
OnCorps a Boston-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup announced the appointment of Fran Lawler as the first Chief Human Resources Officer. Lawler joins the OnCorps leadership team to help further the OnCorps mission: solving operational challenges in the financial service industry through applied AI.
“We are thrilled to have Fran join our team,” said OnCorps founder and Chief Executive Officer Bob Suh. Earlier this year, OnCorps closed an $8 million round of funding led by Guggenheim Investments. The firm continues to invest those funds to grow its product and delivery capabilities. “AI is an incredibly challenging discipline. It requires the best and the brightest to deliver industry-leading solutions. Fran is the perfect leader to accelerate team building with only the highest caliber talent.”
Lawler will oversee all HR objectives — recruiting, learning and development, company culture, and employee advocacy — by approaching human resources with a company growth mentality. Among her highest priorities is to attract and retain the most talented software engineers and data scientists, some of the most scarce skills in what remains an extremely competitive hiring environment.
“Human Resources has the power to drive operational excellence, starting with the very first interaction with future employees,” says Lawler. “It’s about seeing every opportunity to support the right work with the right people, and instilling that mindfulness into the company culture. Really, it’s about empowerment.”
Lawler brings a depth and breadth of experience acquired over 21 years in Human Resource Leadership across various industries. Prior to joining OnCorps, Lawler held HR leadership roles with firms including Corning, Apex Tool, and Stanley Black & Decker. Lawler has previously served as CHRO, once at Medifast, Inc and most recently at Massachusetts-based athenahealth.
Lawler received her B.S. in Systems Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Lawler served as an officer in the US Army’s Medical Service Corps for six years.