Chief Human Resources Officer, Guidehouse
An accomplished Global HR leader with over 25 years of experience in both privately and publicly traded companies, Jamila Taylor joined Guidehouse in early 2019 to build the HR operation functions. Later that year, she was named partner and lead of the newly shared services function, and in February 2022, she was named CHRO of the firm.
“Jamila embodies a collaborative and empathetic leadership style,” said Charles Beard, chief operating officer at Guidehouse. “Her ability to understand and align her team, process and structure and to map it directly to the strength and growth of our business is critical to where we are today, and to getting us the infrastructure we need that will get us to be the multi-generational business of the future.”
A forward-thinking leader, Taylor is responsible for the reinvigoration of the human capital team and aligning it with the overall business strategy. Most recently, she was instrumental in the integration efforts post-acquisition of Dovel in October 2021.
When Taylor joined the firm three years ago, the HR team had about 25 people — a team that today has grown to 200 professionals across the globe. Taylor makes it a priority to meet with each and every member of her team, ensuring a collaborative culture that is critical to success.
“I am incredibly proud to be able to be a part of this amazing organization, getting to build our HR function from scratch and now taking it to the next level into the future,” Taylor said.
Taylor and her team are focused on efforts surrounding a talent strategy model that addresses the dynamic talent landscape, enabling for a unique approach in how Guidehouse attracts and retains valuable talent in today’s new employment model.
“I am so honored to be in this exciting role, at this exciting time in our journey, to ensure Guidehouse continues to attract the best and brightest talent in the industry,” she said. “From the very beginning, this is where I wanted to be — a place I could make a lasting impact. When you see something so special being built, you want to be a part of the revolution.”