Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

Rachelle Hutchens

VP of Corporate Functions

I came to Sigma Design with a Recruiting and Account Management background. I have worn many hats in my time at Sigma Design, including Marketing, Business Development, and Human Resources. As Vice President of Corporate Functions, I oversee all the teams that provide services to our organization to ensure we run smoothly. These include finance, human resources, business technology, facilities, safety, and quality. I also enjoy being part of the executive team that influences the strategic direction of the company. I am passionate about cultivating a workplace where people bring their best self and spark innovation.


Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

When you oversee departments such as HR and facilities, the volume of opportunities for situational humor are quite high. I enjoy highlighting the absurdity of reality and pointing out the comedy within those relatable moments in life that we all encounter.

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

I would liken myself to a garbage disposal. The work I do isn’t glamourous, but my teams can be relied upon to make sure everything behind the scenes is handled efficiently and effectively. I grind through the muck and blockages to keep the operation flowing smoothly.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

Really knowing the strengths and interests of individuals within my department allows me to be resourceful in how work is assigned. When I can align tasks to employees that are excited and eager to take on something new, we both win, and I have more time to dedicate to strategy.