KRIS POTRAFKA, Ph.D.
This is a place to help you learn a little more about who I am.
Here's what I'm currently focused on:
Coaching executives on leadership and building organizations
Consulting companies on large-scale change involving strategy, structure, skills, process, and culture
Modernizing the live music booking experience
Producing a weekly live streaming show promoting Austin musicians
Currently living in Austin, Texas with my wife, Claudia and our wonderful Weimaraner, Macha. We fully embraced the Austin lifestyle upon moving here in early 2012. Live music and enjoying the outdoors consumes our free time. Our home is a frequent gathering place for musicians either through our weekly live streaming show or regular house concerts. We're fortunate to be in a wonderful city surrounded by great music and great friends.
recent executive roles
Successfully launched an app that easily matches musicians with hosts for live performances. Created the vision and design, secured seed stage funding, built and executed a marketing strategy, and led sales leading to early-stage paying customers.
January 2016 - Current
Founder and CEO
HR Business Partner to three c-level execs representing over $2 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 global employees. Responsible for the strategy and delivery of all HR programs, including talent management, recruiting, performance management, organizational development, and training.
December 2013 - December 2015
VP, HR Business Partner
Advanced Micro Devices
January 2012 - December 2013
Business operations role with a focus on the design and execution of key business initiatives, processes, communications, and change management. Chief of Staff to the CEO.
SVP, Strategy and Planning
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