Maria Borch Jessen

VP of Operations at The Org

About

Maria is the Head of People and Culture at The Org. Maria joined The Org in November of 2020. In her role she is responsible for recruiting, culture, HR processes etc. and sets out to make The Org the best place in the world to work! Before joining The Org she worked as a tech consultant for EY focused on automating operational processes using emerging technologies.


Maria is passionate about people and processes, this turns into a focus on how we work together to create environments for high performing team: Increase transparency, remove friction, create psychological safety for increased innovation.


Maria's philosophy is a holistic view of team members by acknowledging that what you bring to work is a product of: your work environment, your health, your relationships and your finances. Therefore physical, mental and financial health is key priorities along with a culture for teaming and having fun at work.


She studied B.Sc. International Business and M.Sc Finance and Strategic Management at Copenhagen Business School


Maria grew up in Copenhagen, and has always had international aspirations. She lived in London and Toronto before she came to New York.

Location

New York, United States

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Work style

How I prefer to work

Remote & Office

Morning

Mostly in a team

Qualities I value in my colleagues

  • Ownership
  • empathy
  • bias toward action
  • creativity
  • openness

My communication style

  • Casual
  • open
  • polite
  • positive
  • genuine

My pet peeves

  • Pessimism
  • arrogance
  • inauthenticity
  • politics
  • secrecy

Fun fact

I begged my parents for dog throughout my entire childhood and on the day I moved out from home they got one. Instead they gave me 2 pet rats: Chip and Chap :)

Personal Q&A

  • What was the last book you read?

    "Between the world and me," Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Can you describe a typical day of yours?

    6 am: Wake up 6.05-8 am: Play with my daughter Elisa while drinking coffee and skimming through slack 8 am: Take Elisa to Daycare 8.15-3: Work (morning is always meeting heavy as we are global team with team members in CPH, Denmark) 3-6 pm: Commute home and pick up Elisa on the days my husband is not in charge - love our pre dinner snack ritual and playing with puzzles or having a dance party 6.30: Dinner 8-10 pm: Catching up on some work, or once in a while relaxing with a Netflix show :)

Timeline

  • VP of Operations

    July 14, 2022 - present

  • Head of People & Culture

    November 16, 2020

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