Kathy Albarado is CEO of Helios HR, an award-winning HR outsourcing, consulting and recruiting firm based in Reston, VA. As CEO of Helios HR, she leads an organization committed to helping its clients leverage its practices and workforce in transitioning to its next stage of growth. She is co-author of the “Guide to HR Administration” published by the national firm, Thompson Publishing.
Kathy has been quoted for her subject matter expertise in the Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Compliance Magazine. SmartCEO Magazine named Kathy a Bravo Award Winner in 2008 and a Choice Awards Winner in 2009. In 2006, she was awarded the HR Leadership Award for Corporate Responsibility. In 2007, she was named a “Woman Who Means Business” by the Washington Business Journal as a woman who has blazed a trail, is making an impact in the community and is leaving a mark on Washington business.
In 2007, Helios launched The Apollo Awards, a program that recognizes organizations who promote employee development. Through this program, Helios has access and insight to best practices in employee development as well as strategies that create a culture of continuous learning.
Ms. Albarado believes strongly in giving back to the community where she lives and works and has been recognized by SmartCEO Magazine, the Washington Business Journal, and Women in Technology for her philanthropic efforts and of Helios HR. In 2009 Helios HR was recognized by the Reston Chamber of Commerce as the “Best of Reston, Corporate Category” for sharing resources and leading by example. Helios HR received recognition from the National Council on Business Ethics Awards in 2010 for its commitment to business excellence and to the highest standards of civic and social responsibility, integrity and ethical conduct.