Lori Riley

Lori Riley

Board Member

Lori Riley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, joined Northern Tool + Equipment in December 2021 to lead the company’s human resources and legal groups. With her strong focus on culture, talent and engagement in developing high-performance teams, Lori contributes qualities critical to employee and company growth.

Lori brings extensive skill and experience in initiating, planning and executing transformative growth. Her most recent positions at divisions of UnitedHealth Group include Senior Vice President of Human Capital at Optum and Chief People Officer at Rally Health. In these roles, Lori led worldwide teams of corporate, technology and operations employees, strategizing and implementing workforce development plans to align with the company mission. Lori also served as Vice President of Human Capital Operations at UnitedHealth Group. Prior to that, she held two positions at EVINE Live: Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In these roles, Lori led the company-wide strategic alignment of performance and culture, including updating talent acquisition practices, employee engagement plans and rewards programs. Lori also worked at Target Corporation. There she led human resource groups supporting retail and corporate functions. She also served as Vice President of Technology, supporting the company’s business technology.

Lori is a personable, inquisitive, solution-oriented leader who is inspired by Northern Tool and excited about guiding company teams toward their full potential.

Lori holds three degrees from Northern Illinois University: an M.B.A., an M.S. in Education and a B.A. in Personnel and Industrial Relations.