General Session Speaker &
Innovation Forum Speaker

Kelly Costanza

Chief People Officer
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Kelly Costanza is CAVA’s Chief People Officer and joined the organization in May of 2020. She oversees a team responsible for Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources Information Systems and Culture. Her team hires and retains talent that helps fuel the organization’s fast growth while providing a compelling employee experience. Prior to joining CAVA, Kelly served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Ollie’s and was with the company for 5 years. During her tenure she prepared the organization for an IPO and created strategies to support the rapidly growing organization. Prior to Ollie’s, Kelly served as the Head of Human Resources for rue21 and American Eagle Outfitters. Kelly has 25 years of experience helping fast growth companies establish talent strategies, design employee programs and create frameworks for accountability that drive retention and results. She has spent most of her career with public companies focused on shareholder return and compliance. Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in Business and Communications.