Female Founders – Heristic

“Being an entrepreneur has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. It’s an incredible thing to conceptualize a business and then bring that vision to fruition. What’s even more amazing is the journey you embark on to get to this point. Over the last year, I’ve been grateful and consistently amazed by the strong and powerful women entrepreneurs I’ve encountered. It is organizations and groups, like the Kendra Scott WEL Institute, that have provided the environment, resources, and encouragement that I needed as an entrepreneur to feel empowered to overcome those challenging days and insurmountable obstacles. I believe behind every powerful woman is a pride of other strong women.”

– Mercedes Ballard ’15

Kristin Bonds and Mercedes Ballard

Introducing heristic, a Talent Management and HR Strategy consulting company that provides customized solutions to clients in recruiting and culture. heristic crafts deliberate talent management programs which elevate company culture. Their number one priority is to build long-lasting strategic talent management solutions that advance an organizations’ business objectives.

“Stepping into entrepreneurship has been the most rewarding professional risk I’ve taken. In this endeavor, I have been able to bring my passion for inclusion and empowerment to the forefront of my work for the first time in my career, and gratefully found myself in a community of like-minded entrepreneurial women who lead the charge on doing good in our community. Looking back, I am grateful for the communities at UT and McCombs that instilled the tools and resources required to launch a venture like this. With the support of the accomplished, brilliant women in communities like the WEL Institute, anything is possible.”

– Kristin Bonds ’12

heristic was conceptualized in the Summer of 2020 at the precipice of personal, social, and economic change. As career-long recruiters and talent management professionals, cofounders Mercedes & Kristin were determined to use their passion and expertise to help build a future of work that works for all.

Independently, they have grown five startups from founding teams to full-scale engineering houses and have partnered with some of the largest tech companies in the nation — Google, GE Digital, Facebook, and Twitter to name a few — to build and grow talent programs and organizational culture within. However, their true passion is working with startups and growing companies to build inclusion into the bones of any organization.

Today, heristic has become a premier solution for cultivating an inclusive workplace with an engaged workforce. Kristin and Mercedes assist organizations in overcoming staffing, training, workflow, and culture challenges by offering tactical and strategic advising which ensures organization’s build and foster a culture of everyday positive experience for their employees.

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Heristic at a Glance

Company Name: heristic

Industry: Professional Services/Consulting/Human Resources

Founded: 2020

Website: https://www.heristic.co/

Social: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Email: info@heristic.co

Mission: heristic works toward excellence and inclusion within workspaces through a human-centric and heuristic approach. Our top priority is to build long-lasting solutions that evolve organizations by crafting agile talent management capabilities built around clear business requirements that produce sustained results.

Heristic at a Glance

Company Name: heristic

Industry: Professional Services/Consulting/Human Resources

Founded: 2020

Website: https://www.heristic.co/

Social: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Email: info@heristic.co

Mission: heristic works toward excellence and inclusion within workspaces through a human-centric and heuristic approach. Our top priority is to build long-lasting solutions that evolve organizations by crafting agile talent management capabilities built around clear business requirements that produce sustained results.

Heristic Founders

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