FullSpeed Automotive Appoints Kate Hyatt Chief People Officer

FullSpeed Automotive Appoints Kate Hyatt Chief People Officer

Hyatt’s data-driven approach will help FullSpeed accelerate business results through innovative people initiatives.

FullSpeed Automotive, a national franchisor and operator of automotive aftermarket repair facilities, home to flagship brands Grease MonkeySpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, and Kwik Kar, announced that Kate Hyatt has joined the company as chief people officer, effective Jan. 9, 2023.

Hyatt brings more than 30 years of human resources experience including senior leadership positions with Corporate Express, Staples, ProBuild, Healthgrades and Vantage Data Centers. As FullSpeed’s Chief People Officer (CPO), Hyatt’s data-driven approach will help FullSpeed accelerate business results through innovative people initiatives. Hyatt’s experience in mergers and acquisitions, with a successful track record leading due diligence, post-acquisition integration and cultural alignment will be vital in her role and helping seamlessly transition FullSpeed’s acquisitions into the company. 

“As we enter the new year, we are excited to capitalize on our growth momentum, and adding Kate Hyatt to our team is a huge step in the right direction,” said Rob Lynch, CEO of FullSpeed Automotive. “As a People-First organization, we are confident that Kate will help strengthen our company’s culture and help us continue to put our employees at the center of every business decision as we continue to grow.”

In her previous role at Vantage, Hyatt built the first-ever global HR function and team, which served to enable the company’s high growth and business transformation. She is a sought-after conference speaker and has delivered multiple programs on employee engagement, culture, change management, effective compensation/benefit plans and collaborative workspaces. Vendor partners and technology startups recognize Hyatt as a thought partner and have recruited her to serve on various advisory boards.

“It is nice to see how passionate the FullSpeed team is about creating a great environment for its employees,” said Hyatt. “I am thrilled to join the organization and look forward to bringing new and innovative ideas to the table as FullSpeed brands continue to grow.”

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