People Function

After decade working in the people functions of growing companies in New York City in HR Generalist, HR Business Partner, and Head of People roles, Emma decided to found People Function. Emma is energized to bring the expertise that she has gained in the field to companies that aren’t quite ready for that in-house person yet, or that need a short-term solution to their HR needs; bridging the gap between the company and the employees. Emma is inspired by the entrepreneurs who create startup organizations and loves supporting them by offering their team the best work experiences possible while contributing to the company’s success.

We prioritize people. At People Function, we support growing startups by building a solid HR & People foundation—from friends-and-family round, to unicorn, and beyond. We’re here to listen to your needs, create systems that will grow with you as you scale, and tackle any hurdles that come your way with ease. We lead with kindness and professionalism, we welcome diverse perspectives, and we always put your people first.


Emma Leeds Guidarelli




EMEA , Latin America , USA / Canada

Willing to Travel chekmark
Majority Women Owned chekmark
Typical Services Provided

Plug-and-Play People Team (interim, fractional head of people, people team, or people team member), Learning & Development, People Projects (i.e. performance management), Compensation & Leveling, DEI strategy (including training and recruiting strategy).

Area of Focus

Compensation , DEIB , Employee Engagement , Goals & OKRs , Learning & Development , Performance Management

Company size supported

1-100 , 101-250

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