Hope Needham

Chief People Officer at ConstructConnect

Hope Needham has extensive work experience in the field of human resources. Hope is currently serving as the Chief People Officer at ConstructConnect™ since January 2022. Prior to this, they worked at Deltek from March 2011 to December 2021 in various roles such as Vice President of Human Resources, Interim Head of Human Resources, and Sr Director of Human Resources. From 2006 to 2011, they worked as the Director of Human Resources Business Partners at VeriSign. Hope Needham also has experience working at Sprint Nextel as a Human Resources Manager from 2003 to 2006, at Cisco Systems as a Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter from 1999 to 2003, at Datametrics Systems Corporation via Fastrak, Inc. as a Human Resources Representative/Recruiter-Contractor from 1998 to 1999, and at AOL as a Human Resources Recruiter from 1996 to 1998.

Hope Needham has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Speech Pathology/Audiology, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, they attended George Mason University and obtained various certifications, including a Coaching Certification from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in 2020 and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification from the HR Certification Institute - HRCI in 2004. Hope Needham also has certifications in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance and Leading and Managing Globally, from George Mason University Executive & Professional Education and Yale School of Management & IMD Business School, Switzerland, respectively. Hope is also a SHRM-Certified Professional. Hope Needham attended Thomas Jefferson High School, but no degree or field of study is specified for that period.


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  • Chief People Officer

    January, 2022 - present

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