Gente was founded by Cristian Ulloa, principal consultant and managing director of Gente Pty Ltd.
Cristian Ulloa specialises in developing and implementing Workforce Strategies that help organisations align their workforce with their business needs. Cristian has an extensive background in HR Measurement and Workforce Planning and has over 20 years experience working with both public and private sector organisations in Australia, United States and the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to founding Gente, Cristian was a Principal for Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
“I was born in Chile and although I have lived most of my life as an Australian – I have enjoyed a South American upbringing – growing up I saw first hand how people (and family) are a critically important ingredient to collective success. Gente (pronounced Hen- Te) is Spanish for people and seemed an obvious choice of name for the practice and the nature of consulting work I wanted to focus on.
Over the years, what I have come to realise is that no matter what an organisation’s strategic intent, people are ultimately at the centre of its success or failure – so it is important that people can see how they make a difference and contribute to achieving success. Alignment, Capability and Engagement are important workforce ingredients – and determine in my view how well an organisation achieves sustained success.
At Gente – creating a robust, positive culture is important for our long term success. Our shared values help create that culture and provide a standard for our interactions with each other and with our clients.”