founder, Three Hive strategy
Naomi’s early career began in food and hospitality, both as a chef and
in operations, tethered to the pillar of nourishing people. She spent
almost a decade helping to operate and scale the Boulder-based
mission-focused, high-growth restaurant group, The Kitchen. She
simultaneously co-founded her own CPG company, Birch Benders, which
was acquired by Sovos Brands in 2020.
Naomi is a firm believer that a business can only be successful if it
supports its people. With that principle in mind, during her tenure at The
Kitchen, Naomi developed all core and strategic people operating processes, while scaling the company from 75 employees to more than 800 in over six states. She has done the same in subsequent companies in various industries including Cannabis, CPG and
Naomi is a truly collaborative leader who has touched all areas
of people operations and is knowledgeable in the functional areas of payroll, benefits, and compliance. However, she is most driven in supporting strategic process development, organizational design, retention strategies, hiring, and facilitating strong executive-level
communication and collaboration. Naomi holds her SPHR certification,
is a Certified Practitioner of the ECHO Listening Profile, and is a
facilitator of ECHO Listening’s 6-week Listening, Leadership, and
Performance communication training series.