Ciara O’Sullivan, Head of People at Kairos and Bilt Rewards, join us to discuss why you need a people and HR team.

Welcome our next guest Ciara O’Sullivan to the podcast. We discuss why you need a people and HR team. What is the difference between both of these roles? What do you think?

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • First off, how did Ciara get her start in the HR world?
  • Secondly, what does Kairos do?
  • Next, why does Ciara prefer to be head of people rather than HR?
  • What is the difference between people and HR, or is it semantics?
  • And a lot more!

How to find Ciara O’Sullivan and Kairos:


Kairos is a portfolio of brands across healthcare and financial services that focus on making life simpler and more affordable for our generation. They start by identifying the most difficult problems and build products to solve them.

Kairos has built five Kairos solutions to date: Rhino replaces the security deposit, Cera provides affordable care from the comfort of the home, and Little Spoon is a modern parenthood brand to help keep your kid healthy. Bilt is the first rewards program that lets you earn points on rent. Alloy is a new kind of women’s health brand. Kairos’ 5 brands have a collective market cap of $900mm+, and we’re currently funding our businesses through our venture studio fund.

Bilt Rewards:

Bilt Rewards is the first-ever rewards program that allows renters to earn points on rent and builds a path towards homeownership.

With an alliance of the nation’s largest real estate owners, Bilt Rewards will enable renters in more than two million units across the country to earn points just by paying rent. Bilt Rewards boasts one of the highest value rewards programs on the market today, including one-to-one point transfers for travel across over 100 major airlines and hotel partners; fitness classes at the country’s top boutique studios; limited-edition and exclusive collections of art and home decor through the Bilt Collection, and the ability to use points for rent credits or towards a future downpayment.

Bilt has also partnered with Mastercard to create the Bilt Mastercard – the first and only credit card that can be used to pay rent with no fees. Bilt Rewards is a Kairos company. For more information, visit

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