Chief Talent Officer
As Chief Talent Officer, Kris Coombs brings together the people and processes to build a world-class organization. Kris understands the uniqueness of each organization’s needs and employs a strategic approach to talent management, organizational design, recruiting, total rewards and acquisition integration across the Myelin Communications network of companies.
Prior to Myelin, Coombs spent several years at inVentiv Health where he started as head of human resources for the communications division comprising advertising, public relations, branding and medical education companies serving the pharmaceutical industry. He later became Chief Talent Officer responsible for the integration of newly acquired businesses and building leadership teams post acquisition.
Earlier in his career Kris was with Kao Brands, a $1 billion global consumer products company, whose brands include: Jergens, Curel, Biore and John Frieda. As a member of Kao's leadership team, he led the company's talent management programs, managed integration efforts of mergers and acquisitions, led organizational restructuring and developed and implemented strategic HR processes. During his tenure Kao Brands grew from a $300 million US based business to a billion dollar global company through acquisitions and new product launches.
Coombs holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Xavier.