Rani Hammond

Rani Hammond, Chief People and Culture Officer

Rani Hammond joined Lightspeed Commerce Inc in April 2022 as the Company’s Chief People and Culture Officer.

She has accountability for the organization’s full talent life cycle services across all industry verticals and connected offerings. Ms. Hammond manages a global team, covering all functional People and Culture disciplines with a maniacal focus on partnering and fostering business growth across the globe with offices across Canada, USA, EMEA and APAC.

Ms. Hammond’s prior experience includes more than 25 years of human resource management and executive experience. Most recently she spent 18 months as GenesisCare’s Chief People & Culture Officer, reporting to the CEO & Founder. Prior to this, she spent 3yrs as 2U Inc’s first Chief People Officer, reporting to CEO and Cofounder with responsibility for advancing the organization’s mission of eliminating the backrow in higher education. In addition she has had several roles within human resources at organizations such as David’s Bridal, Hilton Worldwide and Wolters Kluwer’s.

A native of Australia, Ms. Hammond has Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Human Resource Management, and is currently working on her Master’s in Accounting. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Operations HUG-A-HERO, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children of military service men and women. She currently resides in Northern Virginia, with her husband, son, daughter and 2 dogs.