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People pioneers in action ⚡️ Episode 2: Daniel Illes, VP of People at Vinted

In the second episode of our People pioneers in action interview series, I chat to Daniel Illes, VP of People at Vinted.

Daniel is a People and Talent leader with a previous career in commercial and operating roles in tech (Lyft, WeWork) and a background in law (Kirkland & Ellis, Ropes & Gray). He is currently VP People at Vinted, the world’s largest marketplace for second-hand fashion, with 65+ million users across 16 markets globally. Daniel has the privilege of leading a brilliant team of 90 people who support and partner with 1,500 people across multiple geographies (Lithuania, Germany, Netherlands, France, UK). Before Vinted, Daniel helped scale Drover, an online marketplace for flexible car subscriptions from founding team to 160 headcount.

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😅 What it’s like to join a company with a truly exceptional culture and then be responsible for not messing it up as they grow

⚖️ How to balance the need for consistency, efficiency and fairness in people processes, with a desire for personalisation, flexibility and consensus-driven decisions

⏳ Daniel’s advice on how to divide your time and where to focus your attention as a Head of People

📖 The importance of telling people a consistent story across the organisation and the consequence of misaligned ways of working

✅ Daniel’s top tips if you are in the process of defining your values

If you'd like to have a chat about any of the ideas Daniel and I discuss in this episode, or you'd like to have a conversation about the People and Culture opportunities and challenges in your company, send me an email or grab some time with me here.

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