Chief People Officer

Colleen Connors

Colleen joined Purple as its first Chief People Officer. She is a thoughtful, creative and transformational People & Talent Management leader who is passionate about the employee experience and ensuring people and business strategies align. She loves a problem to solve, developing strong teams, and is results driven.

Colleen joined Purple from The ONE Campaign, a global campaigning organization to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, where she was the Chief Talent Officer and worked with colleagues across nine countries. Prior to ONE, Colleen served as the Executive Vice President, Global Talent, for Porter Novelli, a public relations agency, where she integrated talent functions to deliver more efficient HR solutions, aligned with the organizational structure.

A former communications director and human rights campaigner, Colleen holds a BA in Political Communication from The George Washington University.