Daina Gjemre

Talent Director

Daina serves as the director of talent on the Operations team at HBR Consulting (HBR) and focuses on developing and implementing people strategies that support, enhance and promote HBR’s goals. She holds 15 years of professional experience collaborating with companies to instill performance management, training, recruitment, leadership, engagement and total rewards strategies. With the goal of improving the employee experience and attaining measurable impact on a firm’s culture and performance, Daina serves as a trusted advisor to executives and all employees.

Prior to joining HBR, Daina held HR leadership positions at WPP’s global public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, Starwood Capital’s private equity portfolio company, ST Residential, and IPG Group’s largest Chicago advertising agency, FCB Global.

Daina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in business from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Outside of work, Daina enjoys enjoying Chicago’s thriving restaurant scene and exploring new places, domestic and abroad. She spends her free time planning travel, dabbling in random hobbies, attending concerts and spending time with friends and family.