Featured Co-Presenter

Christa Foley

Senior HR Manager


Christa joined in 2004 and is currently the Senior Human Resources Manager. She leads the Recruiting, Employee Relations, and HR Admin teams within HR. In this role, she and her teams scour the planet for people that are “fun and a little weird” and work to provide employees with a culture where they come first. Since culture is the #1 priority at Zappos, the main focus of HR is to help protect and preserve the Zappos culture. Prior to Zappos, Christa spent over 8 years in the staffing industry.

Zappos was established in 1999 and has since quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. In 2008, the company’s gross merchandise sales exceeded $1 billion. currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. In January 2011,, Inc. and its subsidiaries were named #6 on the 2011 Fortune: 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

Hiring for Culture, the Candidate Experience, and Your Brand (Tuesday, Oct. 16 10:05 AM – 11:00 AM)

How branding throughout each step of the hiring process works.

In this session, Christa Foley, Senior HR Manager, with The Zappos Family of Companies will share with you how Zappos has developed an entire company culture and hiring process based on the company’s 10 Core Values. You will learn how to create and stand by a set of Core Values, how to hire against those values, and how to provide a WOW candidate experience by incorporating your Brand throughout each step of the hiring process.