HR Business Partner

| Chicago
Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping enterprises reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks. Kenna Security was recently named one of the top 10 hottest start-ups and named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list.
Reporting to the Vice President of HR, this position provides strategic and hands on guidance and support to Kenna Security managers and employees. Will be responsible for managing HR activities as well as programs implemented in close collaboration with the Vice President of HR. The overall objective is to support the team in key responsibility areas: Company policies, Employee Relations, Compensation, Employee and Organizational Development and Benefits. This person will assist in the creation, coordination and execution of HR initiatives and programs. Must be able to communicate effectively and respond to the needs and questions of employees in a timely manner and builds strong relationships with various members of the organization.


  • Serves as a consultant to management and employees on human resources programs and plan offerings.
  • Manages our HRIS system including updating the system, preparing reporting and data analytics for the VP of HR.
  • Partners with VP of HR with a focus on employee experience, engagement, and retention. 
  • Participates in exit interviews to provide ongoing analysis and trending and retention analytics
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; monitoring adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Monitors HR processes for effectiveness and makes recommendations for streamlining process.
  • Provides oversight to our HR Generalists in the areas of Onboarding, Offboarding, HRIS and employee relations matters. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field. PHR certification preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in Human Resources with steady progression and experience in multi HR disciplines. Experience in SaaS organizations desirable but not required.
  • Must have strong HRIS experience and has been a subject matter expert on the design, HR reporting, workflow, and transactional entries. Experience with Paylocity highly desirable.
  • Experience supporting employees in multiple locations.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, and listening skills are a must.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Federal, IL and CA employment laws and regulations.
  • Must be able to act in an ethical manner and maintain highly confidential information.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Located in the heart of West Loop close to Restaurant Row, unique shops and attractions.

An Insider's view of Kenna Security

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Kenna Security is...FUN! The people definitely make the difference. We are supportive of one another—respectful, motivating, challenging, creative, and diverse in every single way. This is what makes us unique, inspiring, inviting, friendly, honest, and challenging at the same time.


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What projects are you most excited about?

I have a deep passion for and understanding of technology and how it can enrich our lives. Developing the Prioritization to Prediction research series has been an incredibly rewarding project. I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the security industry and help spread new knowledge to the greater cybersecurity community.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

I take a consultative approach in the sales process which enables customers to fully understand not only the WHAT of the solution, but also the HOW and WHY. Every day, I get to take my passion for security and data analysis and engage in conversations with really smart folks—and discuss ways to improve their approach to vulnerability management.


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The support system at Kenna is second to none. In addition, we have a team of extremely smart people when it comes to the engineering department and I am in awe of how much I learn from them every day. Flexible work schedules allow me to work at the best times for me and in the most convenient places.


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What are Kenna Security Perks + Benefits

Kenna Security Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a full suite of benefits ranging from health and wellness plans, wealth management programs, flexible work arrangements and professional development opportunities.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Kenna offers standard and roth 401k plans with a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
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