‘I’m not moving to Columbus, Ohio. Zero chance.’ Here’s how fast-growing unicorn Root changed a Facebook exec’s mind

Annette Reavis is chief people officer of Root Inc. Annette Reavis is chief people officer of Root Inc.

After 10 years with Facebook Inc., Annette Reavis’ plan was to give one year’s notice and retire – maybe not to live on a beach, but work for a school or find another spot where an avowed “people person” is needed.

One day last year the HR executive caught up with a “dear, dear friend” over breakfast, who happened also to be an investor in Root Inc.

“He said, ‘Annette, I have this company; it’s in Columbus, Ohio.’ And I said, ‘I’m not moving to Columbus, Ohio. Zero chance,’” Reavis said. “And he said, ‘Just talk to them.’

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published April 8, 2020.

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