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Cruising Altitude

Lessons from companies over 30,000 employees

Conversations with leaders who are designing the best digital employee experiences in the world – from the front lines to the back office. Life is different over 30,000. Welcome to Cruising Altitude.

Hosted by Firstup Founder and CEO, Nicole Alvino.

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Ep. 24

Dan Weber

CHRO | Marsh McLennan Agency, Southwest

World Class, Local Touch: How the Best Employee Experience Balances Professionalism with Authenticity

Dan talks with us about becoming a pied piper for talent, finding the sweet spot between responsibilities and compensation, and balancing professionalism and authenticity.
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Ep. 23

John Jordan

Head of The Academy | Bank of America

Building the Rails for Employee Success and Longevity

John discusses how journey mapping the employee experience sets candidates up for success, how to identify candidates who may have otherwise fallen through the cracks, and how they create a lifelong learning experience.
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Ep. 22

Bala Sathyanarayanan

EVP & CHRO | Greif, Inc.

Built to Last: How Servant Leadership Can Power Your Business’ Legacy

Bala discusses how to develop an employee experience framework based on your business’ core values, how HR leaders are strategic partners to the business, and how to build a lasting legacy through servant leadership.
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Ep. 21

Paulo Pisano

Chief People Officer | Booking Holdings

How to Deliver a First Class Employee Experience Across Your Markets

Paulo discusses how to present a strong value proposition to hook great talent, how he tunes in to each of their markets, and how to provide a consistent employee experience globally.
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Ep. 20

Melissa Marshall

VP of People & Organization | Banfield Pet Hospital

Providing Supportive HR for a Connected Employee Ecosystem

Melissa discusses how to use layers of technology to support communication among employees, how to increase diversity in a predominantly white profession, and the many ways Banfield is making the veterinary profession more accessible.
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Ep. 19

Alan Winters

Chief People Officer and Chief Diversity Officer | Teleperformance Group

How to Make Space for an Emotionally Intelligent Employee Experience

Alan talks about trying out new technologies like the Metaverse, what it takes to be a certified Great Place to Work, and how hiring a diverse workforce benefits your bottom line.

Cruising Altitude

Lessons from companies over 30,000 employees

Conversations with leaders who are designing the best digital employee experiences in the world – from the front lines to the back office. Life is different over 30,000. Welcome to Cruising Altitude.

Hosted by Firstup Founder and CEO, Nicole Alvino.

Listen now on

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