Summit Nanotech Appoints Vivian Farris as Chief People Officer

February 13, 2024
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CALGARY, AB, February 13, 2024 - Summit Nanotech (“Summit”) announces the appointment of Vivian Farris as Chief People Officer (CPO), with responsibility for the company’s international people strategy and maintaining its diverse culture.

Vivian previously led the People team at fast-growing tech unicorn startup, Benevity, and was most recently the Chief People Officer at Symend. She was responsible for driving and developing the organic growth of these companies, and others, through hiring, development, engagement, go-to-market strategies, acquisitions and opening offices internationally.

Vivian has been a passionate advocate for people and culture throughout her career and will bring her knowledge and business acumen to the role of Chief People Officer at Summit. She is committed to developing professionals and taking action to improve diversity at the highest levels of business, with a strong track record of delivering initiatives to support gender diversity in particular.

“Vivian is highly regarded in the tech sector as a leader who can identify and develop top talent, and as a trusted partner to global teams,” said Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit. “Her strong commercial focus will help to foster our future people strategy.”

Vivian will work closely with the Executive Team and Board of Directors at Summit to support business objectives globally with a focus on organization effectiveness, talent management and employee engagement.

“When we have the best, most highly motivated talent, our business and our vision succeed,” said Vivian Farris. “Our most valuable assets are our people, and creating the culture and environment where they can do purposeful work is both what excites me about this new role, and what will deliver results for our customers and investors.”


About Summit Nanotech

Summit Nanotech Corporation is a cleantech organization transforming how the world accesses lithium for EV batteries and the global energy transition. Their patented and sustainable direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology, denaLi™, extracts high-quality lithium from brine using a sorbent and water recovery solution, making way for a sustainable alternative to the traditional extraction process. denaLi™ DLE will preserve ecosystems and optimize operations for lithium producers in Chile and Argentina. Established in 2018 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Summit Nanotech has been awarded as a 2024 Global Cleantech 100 winner, Foresight 50 for most investable cleantech venture, and the Solar Impulse Foundation's Efficient Solutions Label. Learn more at summitnanotech.com

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