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Cynthia Hiskes

Chief People Officer, Cars.com

Chicago

Cynthia Hiskes serves as chief people officer for Cars.com. In this position, Hiskes is responsible for the strategic direction of all human resources functions and leading all human resources teams, including Employee Relations, Total Rewards and Benefits, Recruiting, Organizational Development, Talent Management and HR Systems. Working cross-functionally to support all areas of the business, Hiskes' focus is on perpetuating a company brand and culture that aligns with strategic direction and business results by attracting, retaining and cultivating world class talent.

Hiskes joined Cars.com in June 2015 from Ferrara Candy Company, where she was chief human resources officer. She also served as global human resources director for London-based Rexam, guiding global human resources functions and launching mission critical systems and processes. Prior to her time at Rexam, Hiskes served in a variety of human resources management roles at Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola SPS). She began her career at Procter & Gamble serving in a series of positions of manufacturing operations.

Hiskes earned her Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and continued her education at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, completing the Executive Human Resource Program in 2011.

Helping others unlock their potential, identify and create the life they desire is a passion Hiskes has enjoyed since high school. The passion manifests itself across her personal and professional life, and culminated in certification as an Energy Leadership Coach to hon her skills and provide greater value.

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