Alaina Restivo Goldberg
Alaina Restivo Goldberg
I am a Rhode Island native who is proud to have left, studied, learned, experienced, and returned. I spend my days chasing after my lovely daughter, Emilia, and dreaming up new ways to create impact here in my home state.
Following graduation from La Salle Academy, I went off to The George Washington University in DC. There, I discovered 1) my naturally brown hair should not be dyed red; and 2) my true passion was for building successful businesses. Had I been a little smarter, I would have discovered that, 3) the boy living next door to me was pretty cute. Lucky for me, Michael and I found each other later in life and wed in 2011. But, I digress...
At GW, I was determined to create my own path and pursued coursework around the 'people' element of organizational development. My thesis was focused on the idea that, through successful people management, businesses could increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, and decreasing the costs associated with attrition.
Following graduation, I took off for the West Coast. There, I had the incredible fortune of joining McKinsey & Company as a recruiter for their Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices and, later, M Squared Consulting as their manager of talent development and sourcing.
Family eventually brought me back to the east coast, where I joined Teach For America as the inaugural member of their Performance Management & Talent Solutions team. I felt strongly that I could work on cutting edge problems while also giving back to one of my passions - education. To this day, I have never regretted my decision to switch sectors and, in 2011, took it a step further and joined the RI Department of Education as their Performance Management Executive.
Walking into Swipely for the first time felt a bit like returning 'home' to the high tech industry. I have the opportunity to solve big problems each and every day. In my current role as the Director of Talent, I know that I am not only strengthening Swipely for it's next phase of growth, but also helping to build something remarkable. Each quarter, we create high quality jobs -- and, through my continued work with the education sector, I am determined to ensure that those jobs continue to be filled by local talent. After all, I am ancored in Rhode Island.