Chelsea Finnemore

HR Executive & Advisor

Advising technology startups and growth companies on people strategies and operations.


Chelsea led the HR function at Lightspeed, growing them from 18 colleagues in Montreal to more than 1,000 employees globally. Lightspeed was a venture-backed company that underwent multiple rounds of funding, a number of acquisitions and is now publicly traded (TSX/NYSE:LSPD).

Over 11 years, Chelsea built and led the recruitment, compensation, talent management, and other HR functions for Lightspeed; served as a member of the executive leadership team; oversaw the people integration of multiple acquisitions; and helped design and transmit Lightspeed’s unique company culture.

Today, she works as an advisor to promising technology startups and high-growth companies, with a focus on implementing world-class HR processes, team culture, and growth strategies.

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