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Building the runway to help your business transform

Whether you're at the take-off, scaling or transformation stage, we're here to help you build your people runway to reach your business goals. We work with you to develop your culture, people roadmap, and flexible processes to meet current and future needs.

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What We Do

How We Help Our Clients

HR Operations

Flexible, end-to end  people processes that support your culture in the short and long term

HR Operations

We can help you: 

  • Manage a compassionate reduction in force

  • Develop compliant policies that support your culture

  • Build an amazing employee experience from first contact to the last day

1:1 Coaching & Consulting

Solve targeted business and people issues, for C-Suite, Executives and HR Leaders

1:1 Coaching & Consulting 

We can help you:

  • Lead your teams through times of significant change

  • Diagnose business and people challenges and determine the best path forward 

  • Achieve business goals by accelerating your leadership

Manager & Leadership Development

Build great leaders who build high-performing teams

Manager & Leadership Development

We can help you:

  • Build a high-performing leadership team through facilitated activities

  • Define, assess and build leadership & manager competencies

  • Improve communication, decision-making & feedback through through engaging workshops

Performance Management & Career Development

Increase employee capacity through clear expectations &  feedback

Performance Management &

Career Development


We can help you:

  • Increase alignment through goals that cascade from the C-Suite to every employee

  • Improve performance & accountability through clear expectations

  • Develop career paths that support employee growth and business needs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Create an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We can help you:

  • Build a culture where every employee shares responsibility for diversity, equity & inclusion

  • Analyze your processes & systems to ensure equal representation

  • Address unconscious bias through workshops & tools

Employee Engagement

Maximize employee satisfaction and productivity

Employee Engagement

We can help you:

  • Define your core values

  • Measure current engagement and address key issues

  • Improve engagement & performance through targeted, sustainable solutions

Who We Are

People Runway is a consulting venture by long term Silicon Valley people operations and organizational development experts, Dr. Candice Reimers and Shravanti Chakraborty. Together we bring 30+ years leading people operations, specializing in organizational development, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and building out people programs and processes in high growth environments.  We leverage our experience at Google, as founding members of Google’s People Operations team, where we scaled teams, offices, programs, processes and culture.

Who We Are

Candice Reimers


Dr. Candice Reimers brings 15 years experience working in staffing, human resources and leadership, team and organizational development. Over a decade at Google, she built people programs and processes during periods of high growth and significant change. Candice has worked with companies ranging from 10 - 5000 employees helping startup leaders and teams be their best. Her dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania focused on learning in startup networks.

Shravanti Chakraborty


Shravanti Chakraborty specializes in people strategy, organizational design, culture, diversity and inclusion, team and leadership development and human resources infrastructure for scaling organizations.  She has more than 15 years of experience leading people operations, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, and building out people programs and processes in high growth environments, such as at Google, Dell, and most recently


We Believe

  • Trust is at the core of everything.

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion result in better solutions.

  • HR can be a force for good.

  • Investing in culture, people and structures early drives better long-term business results.

Our Approach

  • Practical and results driven:  We drive for actions that yield the greatest tangible impact.

  • Partnership: We partner with you to understand your culture and goals and co-design the best solution.

  • Customized, Nimble and Scalable: We build light-weight processes that are designed for your specific context and can scale with your company.

  • Honest and direct: We practice radical candor in every interaction.

  • Data-driven: We analyze data to identify core issues and measure our results.

Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

VP of People, Global Transportation Company

I've worked with People Runway at both of my last two companies, and in both cases they delivered on complex projects beyond my expectations.  They consistently produced high-quality, highly customized work products under a tight timeline - they really reduced the stress of delivering on key projects.  We've partnered on leveling and compensation overhauls, team-wide training and development programs, and interview guides, and in every case the work was top-notch.  I'd give People Runway my highest recommendation, and I'd love to work with them again.

VP of Engineering, Healthcare Company

People Runway has a very unique ability to look at organizational problems through the lenses of the various stakeholders as a group as well as the individuals.  If you would like to shift your team or organization into a high performing one and need insights about how to reach that elusive next level, People Runway can guide your quest with the keenest insights in a professional manner.  After an initial assessment, they changed the organizational conversations to enable us to execute at a level I did not think possible.

Head of People, Global Education Technology Company

People Runway helped us set up our core people processes and culture, starting with performance management, career pathing to leadership development and succession planning. They have unique strategic vision, and at the same time, can roll up their sleeves and execute. Their deep HR expertise, combined with a data driven approach, set us up to track and measure progress. Their foresight enabled us to weave concepts like diversity and equity right into the design of our programs, which lay down a strong foundation early in the evolution of our company.

Founder & CTO, Global Travel Company

People Runway was instrumental in helping with our HR strategy and executive training. Their disciplined data-driven process is what’s so unique and effective about their approach.  We ran into multiple difficult decisions around org structure but People Runway provided a structured process to align various teams to come to a decision using employee and benchmark data as the foundation.  That’s often easier said than done when multiple teams have their own goals unique to their functions... People Runway’s broad experiences in HR management and their interpersonal skills are great resources to tap into in dealing with any sort of day to day people management and alignment challenges.

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