Chris Powell



Chris Powell, CEO at Talmetrix, is a proven HR veteran and has spent over 20 years enabling HR functions at high-growth companies. Chris built Talmetrix around his perspective that organizations are human systems, not machines, and should be managed accordingly. To this end, Talmetrix captures, connects and correlates disparate talent data to generate relevant insights that improve employee experience, engagement, retention and employer brand reputation.

Before joining Talmetrix, Powell was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive (acquired by Discovery, Inc.), a global media and digital company. Powell implemented progressive and highly effective HR and talent initiatives centered around leadership, trust, transparency and accountability. He has also held HR leadership roles with Voya (formerly ING), Marriott International, and Deloitte.

Outside of his work at Talmetrix, Chris currently serves as Board Chair for Project ReDirect, a non-profit agency based in Washington, DC, a Board Member of the Cable Telecommunications HR Association, a Member of the Board of Advisors for Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and is a governor-appointed member of the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) for the State of Ohio Department of Transportation.

Chris completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University where he also worked as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.  He has completed advanced studies at Harvard School of Business. Chris resides in Cincinnati, OH.