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People & Talent Leader.
Startup Advisor.

FinTech, MarTech/Video Software, AI

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About Taylor Roa

Taylor Roa is a People & Talent leader in the tech industry. He has primarily focused on building world class hiring functions with a heavy focus on quality and raising the bar in hiring to achieve better outcomes, as well as keeping DEI at the core of recruitment strategy. He has specialized in growing startups, and establishing hiring functions and DEI initiatives from the ground level. He has also driven key strategic initiatives in the people function including compensation strategy, benefits, leveling frameworks, people analytics, performance management and employee relations.

Taylor currently leads the Talent function at Axion Ray, a Series A AI company based in New York, NY. He also makes time for startup advisement and speaking engagements whenever he can add value. 

Work Experience

Exceptional Partnerships


Axion Ray

AI, Series A ($100M Valuation) based in New York. Taylor was brought on as the first People Operations hire to build and lead a rapid growth Talent function as well as People Operations foundations for scale. 



A profitable, Bootstrapped MarTech / Video Software company based in Cambridge, MA. Taylor built and led the Talent & Culture function overseeing hiring, compensation, culture & engagement, workplace, EA and DEI teams.



Recently listed (FLYW), Flywire is a global rapid growth FinTech company. Taylor helped build the global TA team from scratch, bringing the company from 300 to 420 employees in just one year.


The Sourcery

A Bay Area boutique staffing firm with an innovative approach to delivery. Taylor specialized in disruptive tech startups delivering top talent in the areas of Computer Vision, Internet of Things, Big Data, and more.



The largest technical staffing agency in the US. Taylor began his career there with a rigorous training, and quickly became a top recruiter on the team that was fast building a major presence in the growing Pacific Rim market.

Advisory Engagements

Sharing Ideas



Advisory Board member at a B2B software company offering a pet telehealth platform as an employee benefit/perk.


People Tech Partners

Member of People Tech Partners Talent advisory network meeting quarterly with the latest up and coming HR/People/Talent tech founders to offer product and strategy advice.

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Venture Lane

Startup Mentor at a startup incubator and founder community based in Boston, MA. I met periodically for founder mentorship sessions advising on early stage talent strategy. 

Talent Acquisition

Experience building and leading a hiring function from the ground up

People Operations

Experience designing and implementing People Ops systems for scale

Diversity & Inclusion

Experience launching and leading a global DEI initiative in a rapid growth setting

Startup Advisement

Experience partnering closely with C-level and executive leadership and advising startup founders


Speaking & Advising 

Taylor makes time for speaking and advising engagements whenever he can add value whether at an HR/People Operations conference, in a lecture hall full of soon-to-be grads, or 1:1 founder advice. Click the link below to learn more.

Podcast Apperances

Taylor chats with industry leaders on the topics of hiring, DEI, People Strategy and more.

On the Web

Find Taylor in featured articles, blog posts, and events summaries recently found on the web.

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