Press Release: Bounteous Appoints Leah Weyandt to Chief People Officer
Promotes tenured Talent & Culture executive to the newly-created role of
Chief People Officer to support inclusive growth
CHICAGO, July 30, 2020 – Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, today announces the appointment of Leah Weyandt as the company’s first Chief People Officer. The promotion comes as Bounteous concludes another quarter of record growth, crests 500 team members, and continues to on-board top digital talent who create innovative, diverse experiences for the world’s top brands.
Weyandt brings over 25 years of experience with high-growth agencies fueling engagement, attracting top talent, managing change, and developing high-performance cultures. At Bounteous, Weyandt has championed a people-first organization with 95 percent retention rates, 200+ employee certifications, and dozens of industry awards. She will continue to play a strategic role in transforming Bounteous into the preeminent North American digital experience agency.
“Talent and culture are essential pillars of our business and a huge part of successful relationships with clients. Leah has a tremendous history at Bounteous harmonizing a value-driven culture across regions and disciplines,” said Keith Schwartz, Bounteous co-founder and CEO. “Under her elevated leadership, Leah will continue to attract and develop the people who make Bounteous a top digital transformation partner to our Fortune 1000 and digitally forward clientele.”
Weyandt leads an integrated team that has reacted quickly to the pandemic and calls for racial justice by providing meaningful remote team-building experiences; philanthropic outreach opportunities; wholistic wellness support channels; apprenticeship programs, hackathons, and job fairs; and facilitated discussions to amplify diverse voices. To support the agency’s commitment to further fortify an inclusive and growth-centered culture, Bounteous recently appointed Melinda Ramos as the VP of Learning and Diversity. Bringing her 20+ years of human relations experience, Ramos will lead the expansion of the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion practice.
“It’s an honor to partner with our executive suite to build world-class teams that help our clients realize their digital futures, generate meaningful work and experiences, and nurture an environment where differences are valued and where our greatest resources—our people—are celebrated, supported, and thriving,” Weyandt said. “Diverse, engaged, and highly-collaborative teams not only attract and retain talent, they also allow us to better innovate, positively shape globally responsive and sustainable businesses, and are adept at outperforming our clients’ competitors.”
Promoting Weyandt to the executive team further deepens Bounteous’ commitment to actively work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion for their company, clients, and communities. Bounteous believes in a workplace free of discrimination and pledges to fight for racial justice and gender equality by identifying and breaking down barriers and crafting equitable and inclusive experiences that meaningfully address the needs of all those they serve and impact.
Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous creates big-picture digital solutions that help leading companies deliver transformational digital brand experiences. Our expertise includes Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics and Insight, and Marketing. Bounteous forms problem-solving partnerships with their clients to envision, design, and build their digital futures. For more information, please visit www.bounteous.com.