I had the pleasure of working with Sandi during my 4.5-year tenure as the Chief Distribution Officer at HealthMarkets. Sandi has a tremendous skillset as an HR Leader, Executive Coach, Professional Mentor, and overall high performing team member. She is an effective agent of positive organizational change and brings vast experience, energy, and passion to the table. I always had an appreciation for her willingness to “dive in” and either lead or contribute to broad ranging initiatives addressing both challenges and opportunities within the overall business.
Sandi served as the SVP and Chief Human Resource Officer during my eight years as the President and CEO of HealthMarkets Over our years together I watched Sandi, with a small but talented team, dramatically transform our people systems, performance management, coaching and talent development. Her personality and communication style quickly builds trust and confidence allowing her to get at root causes or underlying strengths and weaknesses critical to getting the right individuals in the right roles. Finally, she led the integration of all human resource aspects of our acquisition, allowing the company to focus on maintaining and honoring its commitments while staying well ahead of plan. I highly recommend Sandi Knight in any of her professions as a CHRO, an Executive Coach or HR Consultant. Great companies while defined by their leaders are built by their people. That doesn’t happen without the kind of leadership, experience and candid and constructed counsel Sandi brings with her each and every day.
Sandi is a powerful coach. I have personally experienced her coaching over several engagements and I highly recommend her.
Sandi is an incredible CHRO and I enthusiastically endorse her. She combines a deep domain experience in human capital with a broad strategic business perspective. Sandi was the lynchpin in developing an energetic and powerful culture. She is supportive, thoughtful, and smart. She has a strong sense of people and the dynamics of teams. Often, I would find myself sitting in Sandi’s office absorbing her advice on how to mold our talent for maximum effect. Sandi is a natural coach. In the end, Sandi was a crucial member of an executive team that drove significant value for our private equity sponsors, resulting in a successful acquisition by UnitedHealthcare.
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