Impinj Invests in Scaling Corporate Culture Globally with Hire of Industry Expert Jennifer Armstrong-Owen
Armstrong-Owen Joins as Impinj Vice President of People, Environment, and Culture
June 14, 2017 - Seattle, WA
Impinj (PI), a leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions, today announced that Jennifer Armstrong-Owen has joined the company as vice president of people, environment, and culture. Armstrong-Owen brings over 25 years of experience leading human resources and culture development for companies including Branded Entertainment Network (BEN, formerly Corbis) and RealNetworks.
“As Impinj continues to scale globally, it is important that we invest in our culture, enhance our recruiting, and create productive working environments for all employees,” said Impinj CFO Evan Fein. “Throughout Jenny’s impressive career, she has demonstrated the crucial skills needed to help a company’s culture scale alongside its growth across geographies and sectors.”
Armstrong-Owen will focus on employee and leadership development to support Impinj’s growth, and oversee the company’s future investments in people, environment and culture. Impinj has built a dynamic culture centered on innovation, action, commitment, and teamwork. Armstrong-Owen will strengthen this culture with programs designed to further empower employees, enhance team-effectiveness, and embrace diversity. The company is committed to social and environmental responsibility initiatives and will leverage Armstrong-Owen’s decades-long community service, including her experience in the Peace Corps.
“Many companies claim to put their culture first, but part of what drew me to Impinj is that they actually do put their culture front and center,” said Vice President of People, Environment and Culture Jennifer Armstrong-Owen. “I’m thrilled to be a part of not only Impinj’s exciting progress as an Internet of Things leader, but also as a corporate proponent for areas that I care deeply about like fostering leadership and diversity.”
Armstrong-Owen was most recently Chief Human Resources Officer at BEN where she focused on acquisitions and divestitures that helped drive the rebranding of the company. Prior to that, she spent thirteen years at RealNetworks where she held leadership roles including vice president of global human resources. Armstrong-Owen holds a BA in math and business administration from Evergreen State College and an MBA from the University of Washington. When she is not working, Jenny can often be found with her husband and five kids backpacking around the Cascade Mountains.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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