Susan Vann, Vice president, human resources, The Little Potato Company

Susan Vann of The Little Potato Company is part of Human Resources Director Canada's Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

Vice-president, human resources

Susan Vann and her team are keen to maintain the culture of a company that has sustained a year-over-year growth rate of 25% to 30%, especially in light of the launch of the organization’s first facility in the US.

For Vann, understanding the disruptive nature of exponential growth is key to achieving continuous success. To ensure consistency and stability, Vann ensures that the same principles The Little Potato Company applies in nurturing, tending and harvesting its crops are extended to how it hand-picks, fosters and grows its people. This means building an environment of learning and development for all team members, and grooming employees to accomplish not just organizational goals, but also their personal goals.

In 2018, Vann expects to focus more on engaging employees who are doing remote work to help them remain attuned to the company’s business plan and culture, and to continue attracting and retaining leaders who are able to bring new experiences and expertise to the business to identify and seize opportunities for further growth.