BROOKFIELD, WI (May 10, 2022) – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, is proud to celebrate CHRO Molly Thiel’s recognition as a Leader of Distinction in HRO Today’s 2022 CHRO of the Year Awards.

Global Talent Acquisition Director Becky Chung acknowledged the significance of the award. “Molly is an exemplary model for how to support people through your business initiatives. She does an incredible job of balancing the human element of work with the drive for profitability and success. At a time when people are the most critical asset to any organization, her leadership, and the role she plays in setting our strategic goals are invaluable.”


As Cielo’s CHRO for the past two years, Thiel has supported the company in balancing the strategic needs of the business with those of our people. She has elevated the employee experience, enhanced our executive leadership team, shared her expertise with our clients and engaged a diverse, global team that provides day-to-day support to our business while consistently driving innovative people practices. 

“During a time that has been exceptionally challenging for all of us, it’s incredible to look at the progress we’ve made under Molly’s leadership,” Founder Sue Marks shared. I admire the way in which she leads with empathy, approachability, integrity, and conviction. She listens and she cares – about the wellbeing of our people, the success of our business and the strength of her team.” 

Over the past two years, HR teams have played more of a strategic role than ever in financial planning, workforce management, diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, and corporate communications. With Thiel’s leadership, Cielo’s People & Culture team has adapted seamlessly to the evolving market conditions, the ever-changing needs of our people, and the accelerated growth of our business, as well as that of our clients. 

Incoming CEO Marissa Geist echoed the sentiment shared by Marks, “The resilience and steadfastness Molly and our broader People & Culture team have shown while facing seemingly insurmountable challenges deserve to be recognized. We are truly a better company because of her leadership.” 

About Cielo 

Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner and industry innovator delivering RPO, Total Talent Acquisition, Consulting, and Executive Search services in over 100 countries. We design comprehensive, people-centric solutions and leverage Cielo TalentCloud – our agile technology platform featuring CRM, AI, automation, and analytics capabilities – to help our clients find, attract, and hire the specific talent to move their businesses forward. To learn more, visit