About Ignite HR



Ignite HR Solutions was founded by Kira Feick on the belief that HR can be so much more to your small company than "just overhead." HR can truly be part of the solution.

Kira began her career in HR at Gap, Inc., where she completed their prestigious Management Development Program. Exposed to many facets of business during the program, she gravitated toward the people of the business and the "people challenges" faced by managers on a daily basis, both in stores and at headquarters. Kira moved from the Gap headquarters offices over to the high-tech world, and from there began running a series of HR "departments of one" over several startup companies. Along the way, Kira earned her certification in Human Resources Management from the University of California at Berkeley Extension, as well as earning her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) designation from the HR Certification Institute and her SHRM-CP from the Society for Human Resource Management, and most recently her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) in August of 2018. 

As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, (SHRM), the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), and the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), Kira stays on top of the ever-changing rules and regulations that govern HR, as well as the current trends in employment, and as an active member of both the San Ramon and Danville Area Chambers of Commerce, she stays on top of local employment issues and trends as well. 
 
From leading HR departments as an employee to consulting for the last several years, Kira has extensive experience in the basics such as compliance (across multiple states), payroll, and benefits, as well as the more difficult employee relations issues including harassment claims, layoffs and RIFs, and employment litigation.  With experience in multiple industries (retail, renewable energy, restaurants, high-tech, and non-profits are just a few) Kira can provide flexible guidance that makes sense for your company. 

Gena Lineweaver 
​Human Resources Assistant

Gena comes to us with over 18 years of experience in Client Relations and excels in her ability to serve her clients. Her background spans from mortgage to advertising as well as the  tech industry. Gena also started her own styling business and grew it successfully for the past ten years. With that, she understands the entrepreneurial spirit and what it means to stay focused and driven in business. She is the on the leadership team at her local BNI chapter and is an active member of the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce. 

Gena is inspired by people and building strong relationships and culture. She believes that a strong culture filled with the right values can lead a company to great heights. She also believes that a company is only as strong as the people who represent it, so recruiting top talent is crucial.  In addition, she believes companies need to value the importance of who they are and where they want to go in business. With a strong HR team backing them, they can meet any goal they set out to achieve. 

Gena is fast-becoming a payroll guru, is learning about the recruiting world, and is the go-to person for getting everything done at Ignite HR. Have you seen our awesome social media pages? Gena is the one behind the scenes for our Facebook and Instagram pages - providing inspiration, content, and engagement! 

Gena has lived in the Bay Area her entire life. She has a two sons and a husband whom she adores. Her hobbies include running, indoor cycling,  pilates, live music, going to the beach, and having great conversation! She seeks opportunities to laugh and smile with others and to always put her best foot forward.

Kristine Meidberg​
​Human Resources Generalist
Kristine Meidberg is the newest member of the Ignite HR Solutions team. Kristine comes to Ignite with a strong background in Human Resources and the desire to help businesses make the most of their resources and staff.   What she loves most about Human Resources is the “human factor.”  She enjoys working with others to find solutions for everyday HR needs.
  
Kristine’s HR experience is in both technology start-ups and small businesses. Kristine started her career as a Human Resources Assistant at a tech company in Emeryville, CA. Through her hands-on experience as an assistant, she learned all things HR.  She worked closely with the in-house legal team and quickly became the go-to person for all Immigration issues.  She then progressed to a HR Generalist and then took on the role of an Interim HR manager.  She continued her education and received her HR Management Certification.  After obtaining her certificate, she moved on to a Sr. Generalist role at a small technology start-up in San Francisco, where she assisted in the development of the Human Resources department.  After many years of working in technology, Kristine decided to direct her attention to her own family’s online business.  She took her HR experience and built a successful HR Department.

Kristine loves spending time with her friends and family.  The highlights of her life are her husband and her three amazing daughters.  Whether it’s Friday game night or a day at the beach, her family is the key to her happiness.   
  
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
At Ignite HR Solutions, we believe in being strong members of our community. That's why in addition to volunteering time wtih various community non-profits, we're also proud members of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, and the California Chamber of Commerce. 

We believe that having a strong work-life balance and empowering people to give time to causes they are passionate about strengthens our families, our communitites, and our business. 

Be sure to check out our Events page; we love presenting to our small business community and educating them on the business of human resources!