Inspire Brands has named Natalie Rothman as chief people officer, according to a press release.
Rothman joins the company from Advance Auto Parts where she served as EVP, chief human resources officer, and oversaw all aspects of HR and team member development including a focus on in-store team members. She also worked at PepsiCo. leading HR for the company’s global foodservice division.
“As Inspire continues to grow, leaders like Natalie will help us realize the full potential of our dynamic and diverse workforce,” Paul Brown, co-founder and chief executive officer, for Inspire Brands, said in the press release. “Natalie’s experience building and developing teams, as well as her ability to strengthen culture and ultimately attract top talent will be instrumental to our growth and I’m looking forward to working with her.”
Rothman will begin working at Inspire’s Atlanta Global Support Center in late May and will lead all aspects of the company’s HR functions. She replaces Melissa Strait, who announced in January that she would be departing the company after 40 years of service.
“Joining Inspire at this stage in the company’s journey is an incredible opportunity,” Rothman said in the press release. “Much of the foundation and groundwork has already been set within Inspire’s HR function and I’m looking forward to taking what has been built to the next level.”