Celia Francis

Celia Francis | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Celia Francis | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, CEO, Team Building Expert, Advocate for Technical Upskilling
Improve the hiring process for homeowners and connect them with reliable tradespeople with Celia Francis, speaker, CEO of Rated People.
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Celia Francis | Speaker Biography

CEO of Rated People
Former executive at WeeWorld
Advocate for upskilling tech workers

Celia Francis is the CEO of Rated People, an online marketplace connecting homeowners with local tradespeople. Born in New York City to Canadian and German parents, Celia has a degree from Harvard University and an MBA in product development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She began her career as a photographer and designer before moving into technology and business leadership roles in the US and UK.

Before joining Rated People, Celia held executive positions in various tech companies, including WeeWorld. In 2015, she became CEO of Rated People, which was founded in 2005. Under her leadership, the company has grown, providing access to skilled tradespeople across multiple categories.

At Rated People, Celia oversees a team dedicated to verifying tradespeople credentials and ensuring high-quality work. The platform allows homeowners to rate and review completed jobs, creating a transparent system that guides future users towards reliable professionals. Rated People aims to disrupt traditional methods of hiring tradespeople by offering a more efficient and trustworthy solution.

Celia's expertise lies in combining technical knowledge with business acumen, making her a strong advocate for upskilling workers in the tech sector. Her experience spans different industries, giving her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by digital businesses.

Why Should You Book Celia Francis?

Book Celia Francis as a speaker to gain insights from a dynamic CEO who has successfully led Rated People to disrupt traditional hiring methods in the trades industry. With a rich background in technology, business leadership, and creative industries, she offers a unique perspective on innovation and upskilling in the digital age. Her Harvard and MIT education, combined with her diverse career, makes her an inspiring and knowledgeable voice for any team or business.

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