Jesse Harris, SPHR
People Director & Gamification Instructor
Jesse is the founder of MyJobisFun and a Director of People at Virgin Orbit, where he leads the Learning & Development, Recognition, and Engagement programs for Sir Richard Branson's rocket company. He also teaches classes and workshops for Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford d.school. He specializes in program design and development and transforming boring events into memorable experiences. He also crossed off a big bucket list item by winning big on The Price is Right.
Jesse earned a master’s in Learning, Design, and Technology from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a bachelor’s in Anthropology from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, and received accreditation as a Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) in 2009.
Jesse brings his in-house experience leading Talent and HR teams at Virgin America, Alaska Airlines, Virgin Orbit, and Texas’ largest private employer, H-E-B. He has taught classes and workshops for Stanford, UTSA, and the Chief Learning Officer executive forum. He was named one of the 50 Top Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas by Corinium.