Kathy Rapp | Open Networker

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker

SVP, hrQ: kathy@hrQinc.com - Human Resources Search | Human Resources Interim Staffing | Human Resources Consulting

Houston, Texas Area
Human Resources

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Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Summary

Kathy Rapp: SVP of hrQ. hrQ is a Human Resources professional services firm focused on Human Resources search, Human Resources contract staffing and Human Resources consulting.

I'm also a Human Resources Executive with leadership experience at companies such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Morgan Stanley and First Data Corporation. Additionally I have a blend of start-up experiences within the technology, entertainment and healthcare industries and worked internationally in Asia Pacific.

I speak frequently at HR and C-level conferences. I'm a blogger at Fistful of Talent, an oil & gas blog, WorkforceNEXT, Inc.com and of course hrQ's blog, hrQuips.

Check out www.hrQinc.com for more info on our team, our professional development event calendar, our blog and current Human Resources searches and projects.

Specialties: Human Resources Talent Acquisition; Talent Management; Human Resources Consulting; Contract Human Resources Staffing; Mergers & Aquisitions; Executive Coaching; Organizational Development; Compensation Consulting; Employee & Labor Relations; Leadership Development & Training

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Experience



Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Human Resources industry

July 2007Present (7 years 4 months) Houston, TX

I am the SVP of hrQ. Since 1998, hrQ has been fortunate to work with hundreds of organizations across the country. From small, emerging businesses to many of the Fortune 500, we successfully introduce our clients to high caliber Human Resources professionals.

Our focus is exclusively on the Human Resources profession and we meet our clients’ needs by conducting HR searches, providing contract HR professionals for short or long term assignments and leading a broad variety of HR consulting projects.

We’re an awarding winning firm with a strong commitment to the Human Resources profession. hrQ has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as a fastest-growing privately held company 6 of the last 7 years.

Elevated HR. Check us out at www.hrQinc.com.

SVP, Human Resources


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

20062007 (1 year)

VP, Human Resources

First Data Corporation

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry

20032006 (3 years)

Director, Human Resources

NextStage Entertainment

20012002 (1 year)

National Director, Human Resources


Public Company; 501-1000 employees; INIT; Information Technology and Services industry

19992001 (2 years)

Sr. Manager, Human Resources

Morgan Stanley

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MS; Financial Services industry

19971999 (2 years)

Director, Human Resources

The Redstone Companies

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Hospitality industry

19941997 (3 years)

Human Resources Generalist

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Hospitality industry

19931994 (1 year)

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Publications

  • Fistful Of Talent

    • Fistful Of Talent

    FOT is a mutli-contributor blog - a must read for the edgy HR professional... highly recognized and great fun...

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Skills & Expertise

  1. Talent Acquisition
  2. Talent Management
  3. HR Consulting
  4. Human Resources
  5. Organizational Development
  6. Executive Coaching
  7. Leadership Development
  8. Labor Relations
  9. Mergers
  10. Training
  11. Onboarding
  12. Employee Relations
  13. Deferred Compensation
  14. Recruiting
  15. Employee Engagement
  16. Workforce Planning
  17. Succession Planning
  18. Strategy
  19. Performance Management
  20. Employee Benefits
  21. HRIS
  22. Coaching
  23. Mergers & Acquisitions
  24. Leadership
  25. Hiring
  26. Management
  27. Personnel Management
  28. Organizational Effectiveness
  29. Career Development
  30. Change Management
  31. Organizational Design
  32. College Recruiting
  33. Contract Recruitment
  34. HR Policies
  35. Temporary Placement
  36. Executive Search
  37. Technical Recruiting
  38. Strategic HR
  39. Interviews
  40. Sourcing
  41. Internet Recruiting
  42. Employee Training

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Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Human Resources Committee Member

      Neighborhood Centers Inc.
      • Economic Empowerment
      January 2004 present (10 years 10 months)
    • Executive Partner in the Future Leaders Program

      University of Houston
      • Education
      June 2012 present (2 years 5 months)
    • Board of Directors: Chair of Human Resources Committee: Executive Committee

      Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
      • Children
      September 2012 present (2 years 2 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Children
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
    • Organizations I support:

      • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
      • Neighborhood Centers Inc.
      • Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
      • Sheltering Arms Senior Services

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Education

Texas A&M University

BA, Psychology

University of Houston

MBA, Management/Human Resources

Kathy Rapp | Open Networker's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

SHRM, HR Houston, HC&BA, Women Former Students' Network - Texas A&M University, WBEA-Houston, TPG

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