The Cardano Foundation’s new Head of Human Resources says hello from Switzerland

The Cardano Foundation’s new Head of Human Resources says hello from Switzerland

Hi Cardano community,

My name is Lisa Garrelts, and I am delighted to join the Cardano Foundation as Head of Human Resources! From my base in Zürich, Switzerland, I will oversee the Cardano Foundation’s full employee lifecycle, working closely with my HR colleague and Cardano Foundation veteran, Juliette Adelfang.

I bring my experience of holistic human resources to the Foundation, a HR discipline that focuses on the individual and their needs within the organization. By supporting our current and future team members, I believe we can help unlock our team’s full potential, and empower them to become catalysts for change within the wider Cardano ecosystem.

Together with the other members of the Cardano Foundation’s operations team, I will design our HR strategy and grow both Cardano’s people and culture. I will also look for opportunities to maximize the talent we have within our community when exploring candidates for our open roles.

My decision to work with the Cardano Foundation was influenced by Cardano’s position in the wider blockchain industry. I saw that some of the best minds in blockchain were coalescing within the Cardano ecosystem, building one of the strongest decentralized communities and blockchains in the world. I decided it would be a great journey to be part of.

In my spare time, I love going off the beaten track on trails with my rescue dog, Montgomery, a Bulgarian street dog. I also enjoy cultivating cacti, a pastime that requires patience and skill to master, especially with the cold Swiss winters!

I am looking forward to getting to know the wider Cardano community, and thank you to those who have welcomed me so far.

Best wishes,


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Welcome Lisa and hope you enjoy your new position
Looking forward to you working well with the team and you have a successful time with Cardano
Colin :slight_smile:

Welcome! Wishing you all the best! You’ve joined at what seems to be an exciting time! Good luck and stay safe and healthy

Hi Lisa,
als Cardano Stake Pool Betreiber aus der Ostschweiz, gratuliere ich Dir ganz herzlich zur neuen Stelle & wünschen Dir einen grossartigen Start!
Für jegliche Art von Unterstützung in der Cardano-Welt, stehe ich jederzeit gerne zur Verfügung.

Patrick von ADA Suisse

PS: Wir arbeiten in unserer Pool-Allianz “Swiss CardaNation” unter anderem auch mit Pool Betreibern aus Zürich zusammen. Dies vor allem für das Projekt Catalyst.

Hello Lisa, welcome!

Welcome aboard, Garrelts.

Best wishes that you enjoy your new position.


Welcome Lisa!

I wish you a good start :slight_smile:

Greetings from Bern :switzerland:

Welcome Lisa :grinning:

Welcome Lisa!

A warm and sunny welcome Ms Garrelts!
The reddit community also welcomes you!

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Hello Lisa and welcome

Hi Lisa,

Congrats and good luck to your new job!


Hi Lisa, Welcome to Cardano! :cactus::dog::slightly_smiling_face:

Welcome, Lisa!
All the best :relaxed:

Welcome to our Community, Lisa!

Welcome to the community Lisa!
Best Regards,
Justin Laporte

Welcome Lisa
Al the best

Greetings from Austria! :smiley:

This is my first post on the forums and I think it’s neat that the new Head of HR just introduces themselves on the forums, laying out their vision and offering little tidbits on what kind of person they are. This kind of mission-focussed organization is awesome.

Congratulations on starting your new position, I hope that you have an exciting and fruitful time!

You’ve made a great choice, this community continues to inspire me everyday to raise the bar and serve a growing family. Welcome to the revolution!