VP of People Operations Named as TechPoint Tech25 Class of 2016 Honoree

Amy Oviedo, VP People Operations, Named to the Prestigious TechPoint 2016 Tech25 Class for Her Work Spearheading a Strong Culture With a Sophisticated, Analytics-based Approach to People and Talent.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 12, 2016) — Amy Oviedo, Kinney Group’s talented VP of People Operations, is a Tech 25 Award Winner. Nominated by company leadership, Amy is in the Class of 2016 with honorees from other companies like Sigstr, T2 Systems, Geofeedia, Vennli, Lesson.ly, Angie’s List, and Appirio just to name a few.

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, is recognizing Indiana’s tech builders with the announcement of the second annual Tech 25 Class of 2016. This listing a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow our community’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who — not being the CEO or other top executives — don’t get celebrated publicly as often as they deserve.

Amy OviedoAmy Oviedo, VP of People Operations and TechPoint Tech25 Class of 2016 Honoree.

Tech 25 winners represent a wide range of roles within tech companies, such as software developers, financial analysts, marketing directors and product managers. Executives could only nominate one team member for the Tech 25 Class of 2016, and a total of 57 Indiana technology companies participated in the nomination process this year. Check out the full story on TechPoint.org here. Get the full list of honorees’ bios here.

The nomination: read how Amy was honored in the Tech25 Class of 2016

Amy Oviedo, VP of People Operations at Kinney Group, Inc. (KGI), is one of the company’s most influential leaders. Three primary dimensions have earned her tremendous respect amongst colleagues and in the community: her steadiness, her ability for team play, and having a progressive outlook for managing our number one resource…people. Amy has been a critical driver of KGI’s ability to scale the organization.

After earning a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Ball State University, Amy’s career spans 18+ years of focused Talent Acquisition, Training, and Colleague Development. She recalls the days of sifting through paper resumes and placing her first internet job board ad. Growing up in the industry, she’s tried everything in the fight for talent, from camping out at local coffee shops, to running open house recruiting events, and even executing comprehensive branding campaigns to source hard-to-find talent.

Amy’s desire to put her fingerprint on a growing organization that focuses on people and culture as its primary differentiator attracted her to KGI in October, 2012. Leveraging her years of experience in a variety of industries and company sizes, Amy set out to create a culture for colleagues rooted in training, development, and career growth.

As a builder of her department, Amy’s first challenge was determining how to develop KGI brand recognition, which would help her attract elite talent. It’s a tech talent land grab in Indy, so Amy knew she needed to leverage social media and tackle a website refresh in 2014 (in the absence of a marketing department). As a result, she has routinely hired top engineers to work with the most cutting-edge cloud technology platforms.

Another core challenge was hiring an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments. KGI serves Fortune 1000 companies, and the company earned its stripes working with Federal agencies. Amy has successfully led an initiative to keep KGI competitive in Federal work, as well as bringing credibility to our commercial offerings.

With her team, Amy successfully implemented a robust HRIS, individualized colleague roadmaps, and consistently deliver the Unexpected Experience, which will facilitate KGI’s ability to scale for years to come.

These milestones have enabled KGI to add a network of colleagues (remote and executive level talent) that support customers, as well as give the brand a national footprint. Amy actualized on her vision: to turn KGI’s human resources department into a progressive culture-building, talent-attracting machine by harnessing data driven tools.

Ms. Oviedo’s career in fast-paced technology environments has helped her shape her philosophy: that culture is hardened by a focus on unrelenting communication and organizational health. She is committed to driving strategies and tactics that help her company hit goals while maintaining a progressive environment.

About Kinney Group

Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group’s DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. Learn more at www.kinneygroup.com.

About TechPoint

TechPoint is the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on attracting talent, accelerating scale-up companies, activating the community, and amplifying stories of success. For more information, please visit www.techpoint.org.

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