Hi, I'm Bob Lehto, HR Business Partner at Thomson Reuters.
Results-Driven HR Leader with progressive experience in start-up and global 500 technology companies.
Accomplished in implementing strategic and tactical HR initiatives proven to foster a thriving culture and drive top-line business growth.
Bob Lehto's Background
Bob Lehto's Experience
Human Resources Business Partner at Thomson Reuters
I am the HR leader for the California region; Supporting seven business units (approximately 300 employees) within three office locations: San Francisco, Los Gatos and Los Angeles.
Thomson Reuters is the worldâs leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries.
Awards & recognition include: ComputerWorld -100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology; Fortune -Worldâs Most Admired Companies; Ethisphere - Worldâs Most Ethical Companies (3 times); and Interbrand - Top 100 Global Brands (#39). For more information, go to thomsonreuters.com.
Human Resources Director at StarMine
December 2001 - July 2008
StarMine is a global leader in research analytics and quantitative investing. StarMine's research and quantitative stock selection models are extensively used by quantitative and fundamental portfolio managers at more than 550 of the top asset management firms around the world. Our products help investors efficiently generate investment ideas, research companies, and monitor holdings. We are known for "analyzing the analysts", predicting earnings surprise, and foreseeing stock price movement.
StarMine was a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Boston, and Sydney, until it was acquired by Reuters in 2008.
â¢ Worked closely with functional leaders to recruit exceptionally bright and talented staff. Staff grew from 25 to over 125, in major stock market and investment management cities around the world (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo).
â¢ Administered all Human Resources programs including on-boarding & off-boarding, training and development, benefits and compensation, Immigration and Safety.
Technical Recruiter at StarMine
September 2000 - December 2001
My initial role at StarMine involved recruiting technical roles such as software developer, QA engineer, operations engineer and IT staff. This expanded to include G&A, Marketing and sales roles.
Founder / Director of Recruiting at People International LLC
September 1997 - March 2000
Founded my own recruiting firm and worked with wide range of high-technology clients - large and small, private and public. Past clients include: Microsoft, PayPal (Confinity), QIVA, & RSA.
Acted as interim HR Manager for Thru Transport Systems (later renamed QIVA).
* Assisted CEO with HR function as he moved corporate HQ from the United Kingdom to San Francisco.
Recruiting Manager at Tech Search
1996 - 1997
Moved to Tech Search in order to focus on high-technology recruiting.
Recruiter at Culver Personnel
1995 - 1996
Recruited entry-level to mid-level sales and marketing positions.
Bob Lehto's Education
University of Colorado - Boulder
1984 – 1988
Bachelor of Arts
Bob Lehto's Interests & Activities
HR, talent, best-places-to-work, happiness, biodynamic & organic foods, running, motorcycles