Darlene Harper

Vice President, Human Resources

Extensive experience building and positioning HR organizations to scale in support of evolving or growing businesses.

About Darlene

Darlene’s most recent roles involve collaborating with executive teams to facilitate organizational growth and execution of mission-impacting initiatives. She excels at building HR departments from the ground up, instituting standards and best practices, improving efficiencies, driving down costs, and reinforcing cultures of accountability through effective performance management.

She is often commended for genuinely caring about employees and striving to create workplaces that promote high engagement and both professional and personal growth. Darlene also leverages numerous organizational, leadership, and HR certifications to help managers become better leaders.


Darlene Harper, LLC
Founder, Consultant

Quanergy Systems
Head of Human Resources

Head of Human Resources

Alexza Pharmaceuticals
Head of Human Resources
Director, Human Resources and Senior HR Business Partner
Associate Director, Human Resources and Senior HR Business Partner
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Manager, Human Resources


Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification
including CA State Certification

Senior Certified Professional SHRM Certification (SHRM-SCP)

Global Professional HR Certification (GPHR)

Additional Certifications:

  • ADP StandOut Assessment Debrief
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Generative Leadership
  • Coaching Certification-New Ventures West
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Situational Leadership I and II Instructor
  • Myers-Briggs Instructor


University of San Francisco
BS, Organizational Behavior

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