Paaras is the Chief HR Officer for Paycor based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is responsible for all areas of HR, including recruitment, talent strategy, compensation & benefits, internal communications, training & development, diversity, equity and inclusion, organization design and associate engagement.

Paaras joined Paycor in 2022. She has extensive HR experience at consumer brands such as Victoria’s Secret, US Bank, Macy’s and Global Lead where she built her expertise in talent development and diversity & inclusion. Prior to joining the company, Paaras served as the Head of HR for Kroger Technology & Digital, 84.51° and Kroger Alternative Profit.

Paaras serves on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the YWCA, and Co-Chairs the Sycamore Advisory Council. Paaras was a member of Cincinnati’s C-Change Class 6, named one of Cincinnati’s Forty Under 40 by the Cincinnati Business Courier and a Top Woman in Grocery Progressive Grocer, a YMCA Adult Achiever & YWCA Rising Star. In partnership with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Paaras created Power Squad, which focuses on the leadership development and progression of Women of Color in the workplace.

Paaras holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University. Paaras lives in Montgomery with her husband, Sean, daughter, Layla, and son, Elijah.