Talentsky Appoints former Microsoft executive Monica Pool Knox to Advisory Board
December 15, 2022 · Talentsky Press ReleasesTalentsky

Contact: Nick Mazza, Director of Marketing,

San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2022 – Talentsky, a social media network advancing skill transparency as the foundation of an inclusive culture, announced the addition of former Microsoft HR executive Monica Pool Knox to its  advisory board.

Ms. Pool Knox is recognized as a transformational HR leader with a track record of scaling business growth and driving high impact through innovation, functional excellence, and human centered leadership. Throughout her 25+ year career, she has worked with a number of high-performance companies and transformed the way they attract, engage, develop, deploy and retain world-class talent globally. At Microsoft, Pool Knox led Global Talent Management where she oversaw functions such as Career Development, Internal Talent Movement, Strategic Talent Planning and Product Management of AI enabled career development products. While at Microsoft, she also led human resources for a global workforce of over 8,000, focused on Cloud and AI.  In addition to Microsoft, Ms. Pool Knox was Chief People Officer at LivePerson and held a number of HR leadership roles at companies such as Twitter, Sony, PepsiCo, The Walt Disney Company, and Verizon.

Pool Knox serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) as well as a Board Director of Swedish Health Systems and Board Director for DreamSmart, a hybrid behavioral / financial technology platform delivering management solutions across multiple business verticals.  She earned her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She joins other established leaders who serve on Talentsky’s Advisor Board:

  • Kevin Johnson, former CEO of Starbucks
  • Jodee Kozlak, former EVP and CHRO of Target Corporation
  • Gabrielle Toledano, former Chief People Officer of Tesla
  • Eva Sage Gavin, former EVP, HR and Corporate Affairs of The Gap
  • James White, former CEO of Jamba Juice

“Talentsky represents a skills-based approach that democratizes access to career related data that employees have been craving so they can have true agency over their careers,” said Ms. Pool Knox. “I am looking forward to joining the amazing team that Talentsky has assembled to help remove barriers to career advancement for all and create workplace environments where employees can thrive and do their best work.”

According to Rick Devine, CEO of Talentsky, “Having Monica join Talentsky’s advisory team is a tremendous addition for us. She is an industry thought leader, talent strategist and innovator who has a deep understanding of both smaller companies and large-scale talent systems and processes. Having worked for global companies that are both large and small across a variety of industries, we are excited to leverage Monica’s broad expertise to help organizations create inclusive, high performance cultures.”

Talentsky is a professional network that advances inclusive culture through skills standardization to help employers move beyond resumes and job ads. Based in San Francisco, CA, Talentsky is the brainchild of Rick Devine, a recruiting expert who famously worked with Steve Jobs to recruit Tim Cook into Apple.

Talentsky December 15, 2022