Karen Rice | Hyperloop One

Karen Rice

SVP Talent Operations
Bio (for board of directors)

Karen leads Virgin Hyperloop One’s Talent Operations, supporting the company’s exponential and global growth as it invests in the brilliant men and women building the hyperloop. Karen works to create an environment in which each and every employee feels happy, challenged, and well-equipped to deliver the future of transportation.

Karen joined Virgin Hyperloop One in June 2016 as the 6th person at the company’s test site in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, she hired and developed the team which was instrumental to bringing our full-scale hyperloop test system to life.   

Karen has almost two decades worth of experience leading talent operations, both nationally and internationally at companies ranging from a small start-up to a multi-billion dollar public company. In her role at Amazon, she led the launch plan and successful opening of 7 Fulfillment Centers, hiring and onboarding close to 1000 associate hires per facility.

Karen is ready for wherever the future takes us.