VSP Global’s Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews Receives 2021 Top CHRO Award from N2Growth

CHRO Release

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Today, VSP Global® announced its Chief Human Resources Officer, Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews, was named one of the world’s top CHROs by N2Growth, in partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business. Cappelletti-Matthews was awarded the designation for her dedication and commitment during a year where macro events, like the lingering health and economic aspects of the pandemic, hung over every personnel decision made.

“On behalf of our organization, I’m proud to congratulate Kristi on being named one of the top CHROs of 2021,” said Michael Guyette, President and CEO of VSP Global. “Leading through transition and uncertainty is never easy, but she has demonstrated that it can be done by focusing on employee well-being, collaboration and empowering individual potential.”

Cappelletti-Matthews joins 40 other Top HR leaders from around the world who have shown a commitment to their craft by bettering people inside and outside their organizations. The 2021 List of Top CHROs is a collection of forward-thinking, future-focused executives curated by a panel of N2Growth team members and other outside advisory members. The recipients are considered based on the following criteria:

  • Impact, growth, and performance of the organizations they lead.
  • Impact on their industry and in the broader communities they serve.
  • An examination of the talent they've helped to attract and retain.
  • General and specific observations of the culture they've had a hand in shaping.
  • For members of the 2021 Top CHRO List, DE&I and ESG initiatives are a cornerstone of their work, not an afterthought.
  • Take stock of the progressive development plans and programs they've made available to the workforce.
  • Evaluate the creativity, reasonability, and effectiveness of the compensation programs in existence.
  • Look for and find great workforce dynamics, engagement, and satisfaction.
  • Build a well-positioned and strong employer brand.


About VSP Global

At VSP Global®, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first and only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do. For more than 65 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses (VSP® Vision Care, Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic®, VSP Optics, and VSP Ventures) work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 80 million members through a network of more than 39,000 doctors. And it means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster. Through VSP Eyes of Hope®, more than 3.3 million people in need have received no-cost eye care and eyewear. Learn more about how we’re reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at vspglobal.com.


About N2Growth

N2Growth is a global leadership consulting and executive search firm, consistently ranked as a Top Executive Search Firm by Forbes. N2Growth serves more than 50 markets across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Our firm has compiled and curated the Top CHRO list since 2015 and began partnering with the Stanford Graduate School of Business with the 2020 Top CHRO list. Since our inaugural list in 2015, we've continued to expand and refine it by looking for CHROs who to innovate and outperform their peers regardless of current market dynamics. These Human Resources leaders represent the top 40 shaping careers, culture, and talent at the world's most innovative, people-driven companies. You can find more information about N2Growth at www.N2Growth.com




Tatiana Stewart