Inspirus Taps Former Ernst & Young and American Airlines Leaders to Fill Leadership Team

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Kelsey Cunningham and Vineet Rao join the Inspirus leadership team to help optimize solutions and services

Kelsey Cunningham, CFO and Vineet Rao, CIO of Inspirus

Inspirus, a Sodexo Group company and leader in elevating employee experiences and optimizing organizational culture through people-focused solutions, is pleased to welcome Kelsey Cunningham to the company’s leadership team and announce the promotion of Vineet Rao to CIO.

Kelsey Cunningham joins the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. A true finance professional who also exhibits strong emotional intelligence and keen analytical expertise, Kelsey brings a strong background of accounting and finance experience to the Inspirus team, primarily focused on the financial development and execution of various business strategies. She began her career as an accountant at Ernst & Young in audit, focused in the financial services industry. At Grosvenor Capital Management, Kelsey was an associate in the fund finance group and primarily worked on the registered investment fund complex. She most recently served as Vice President of Finance for Signify Health, which included oversight of the accounting department and partnering with other departments to implement company-wide initiatives. “Kelsey is the complete package. She has the financial and business acumen required of a CFO, but what made her our top choice was her leadership style, emotional intelligence and fit within our culture. Kelsey is a great addition to our team,” remarked Terri Moore senior vice president of human resources and culture.

Kelsey obtained a BBA in Finance and Accounting and a Masters of Accounting degree from Texas Christian University and has been a CPA since 2011.

With Tim Hough’s transition to Sodexo’s Benefits and Rewards Services Digital Native Model (DNM) Transformation team, Inspirus leadership promoted Vineet Rao to SVP and Chief Information Officer. “We are grateful to Tim Hough for his vision that ushered Inspirus into the Software field. His achievements and impact at Inspirus are noteworthy. We wish him well on the next phase of his career journey,” commented Inspirus CEO Mia Mends. Vineet has held various IT leadership roles – most recently as Inspirus VP of Technology preceded by his leadership role at American Airlines. He has significant experience in supporting various parts of the business including HR functions, employee recognition, network planning, revenue management, pricing, and fraud identification. “Vineet’s ability to streamline and simplify varying processes is unparalleled and will be a valuable asset as Inspirus continues to optimize its solutions and services,” commented Tim Hough, previous CIO at Inspirus. “His ability to leverage software design as a way of solving fundamental business problems will make him a terrific client advocate,” added Mends.

Both Kelsey and Vineet provide expertise that is essential to continuing Inspirus’ success in helping clients transform the employee experience with comprehensive engagement technology.

About Inspirus
Inspirus believes employees make up the foundation of culture, which is shaped and evolved through every day experiences that are essential to the development of strong, high-performing organizations. Through our technology and integrated solutions, we elevate the employee experience and enhance organizational culture by providing a holistic approach to the entire employee journey. We seek to influence the employee experience through our six Quality of Life dimensions: recognition, health and well-being, personal growth, physical environment, social interaction, and ease and efficiency.    

Only Inspirus combines an integrated rewards engine, learning courses, communication tools, and analytics into a single platform spanning recognition, service anniversary, well-being, and diversity and inclusion. Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.

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