Jitjatjo appoints Marcella Barry as Chief People Officer

March 8, 2021
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New York City — March 4, 2021 — Jitjatjo, the technology platform that’s transforming labor models in the healthcare, hospitality, education, facilities management, and retail industries, announces Marcella Barry, SPHR-SCP, as Chief People Officer. In her role, Ms. Barry will lead all aspects of people and culture for Jitjatjo’s team of 10,000+ employees as the company grows throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia Pacific. 

Through Jitjatjo’s deep commitment to Human Betterment —the continued creation of opportunity for the world’s next-generation workforce—Jitjatjo is transforming the way people work, maximizing productivity, and empowering lifestyle choices for people around the world.

Jitjatjo is redefining traditional labor models by leveraging A.I. and Empathetic Intelligence to connect people with flexible work opportunities. Their platform helps people reach their potential and enables businesses to access top-quality talent on-demand. Ms. Barry will lead the company’s people and culture team, focusing on organizational development, change agent recruitment, and the strategic learning and development functions of the business. Marcella will report directly to Jitjatjo Co-founder and CEO Tim Chatfield.

“Marcella embodies human betterment, and her passion for helping people grow combined with her extensive experience in the human resources industry will enable Jitjatjo to positively impact the lives of millions of people,” said Co-Founder and CEO Tim Chatfield. “Her collaborative leadership style along with her result-driven mindset makes her a perfect fit for Jitjatjo.”

Having dedicated her professional career to developing people and leading human resources for over 20 years at top-performing organizations and Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Barry has extensive experience in talent acquisition, organizational development, change management, and compliance. Prior to joining Jitjatjo, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Design Within Reach. 

“I am excited to be joining such an innovative company at a critical growth moment,” says Ms. Barry. “Jitjatjo’s novel approach to redefining employment models through technology actually aligns the interests of people and the businesses they work for. The platform is truly unique and I am excited to join a team that has such a resounding commitment to human betterment.”

About Jitjatjo

Jitjatjo is a high-growth, tech start-up headquartered in NYC that is redefining labor models for the healthcare, hospitality, education, facilities management, and retail industries. Founded in 2015, Jitjatjo has developed a contingent labor platform and staffing marketplace that leverages A.I. and Empathic Intelligence to instantly and accurately match businesses with vetted, qualified workers on-demand. For more information, visit jitjatjo.com.



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