The People team is the anchor of Policygenius’ values and culture and comprises People Operations & HRBPs, Employee Experience, and Learning & Development. Together we oversee all aspects of the employee experience, from onboarding to leadership support to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The team helps to shape a talent-dense, inclusive organization by creating and protecting a culture of growth and development, empowering employees to take the wheel on their development, and providing a safe space for everyone to do their best work.
Becca Goland-Van Ryn
Senior Manager of People Operations
This one time I...completed a Half Ironman triathlon, it took me almost 8 hours and I've never been so exhausted in my life!
Employee Experience Lead
This one time I...was featured in a viral ad campaign for Heineken. (You *might* be able to find it on the internet somewhere...)
Lead Executive Assistant
This one time I...took a 24 hour bus ride from Lima to Cuzco (Peru), it was the worst bus ride. Until I had to ride it all the way back!
This one time I...took a wrong turn in Northern India and stumbled upon the Dalai Lama's birthday party.
A: Building for scale! To match our growth and deliver on our mission, we are focused on building the best foundation across our pillars of Operational Excellence, DEI, Employee Experience, Talent Density, and the Future of Work.
Built In NYC: Evolution of Benefits After Going Remote: Becca Goland-Van Ryn (May 2021)
Forbes: America's Best Startup Employers 2021 (March 2021)
Policygenius Welcomes Megan Pittman as Vice President of People (February 2021)
Built In NYC: Company Culture: Co-founder and CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald (February 2021)
WRAL TechWire: CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald on setting up HQ2 in Durham (February 2020)
Ready to join the team?
Check out our People jobs!
The Recruiting team is responsible for hiring top-notch talent to Policygenius. We partner with hiring teams across the company to ensure we’re fairly and efficiently evaluating job-seekers while delivering on an exceptional candidate experience and meeting our ambitious growth goals for the business.
This one time I...met Chrissy Teigen and baby Luna on Rodeo Drive.
Senior Technical Recruiting Manager
This one time I...followed Carly Rae Jepsen around and saw her in concert 4 times in seven days.
This one time I...was tricked into eating sheep intestine by a Maasai warrior while volunteering in Tanzania. I quickly learned it was not "sausage".
This one time I...chased down Derek Jeter's car as he left Yankee Stadium to ask him to sign a baseball for my dad - and he did!
A: In early 2020, our team banded together to seamlessly transition to the unprecedented state of remote interviewing. Through problem-solving, flexibility, and extra communication with our candidates, we’ve been able to tackle the unique challenges that occur when conducting Zoom interviews while doubling in headcount. (We made over 300 hires in 2020 alone.)
Triangle Business Journal: Triangle tech companies see more access to talent – but don't mess up the video interview (September 2020)
Venturi Group: Partnership Model of Recruiting @ Policygenius (August 2020)
Forbes: These Companies Are Still Hiring. Here's Their Top Advice For Getting Hired (May 2020)
WRAL TechWire: Flush with $100M, Policygenius ramps up hiring for Durham HQ with 200+ jobs on offer (January 2020)
The Startup Recruiting Podcast: Nadia Danford of Policygenius: Going In-House with Your Recruiting (April 2018)
Ready to join the team?
Check out our Recruiting jobs!