Susan Lovegren most recently led the People and Culture team at Medallia and was an integral part of the team that led the Initial Public Offering in 2019. Susan previously served in Chief People Officer roles at AppDynamics, (acquired by Cisco) prior to their IPO, Juniper Networks and Plantronics. She also held Human Resources roles at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. With more than 25 years in leadership at technology companies, Susan has a proven track record for creating employee experiences that enable people to thrive. This includes reinventing performance management practices, increased flexible work options and benefits that are customized for today’s contemporary workforce. She has consistently engaged in the “future of work” best practices and served on the Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent and the Enterprise, (CHREATE) project team with HR thought leaders and academic luminaries. Over her career, Susan has supported women in technology through partnerships with the Anita Borg Institute, Grace Hopper Women in Computing, and Watermark. She received Watermark’s 2016 Advocacy Award and served on the advisory board of Catalyst. Susan is a member of the Advisory Boards for Betterworks, #NotMe, Espresa and Cronycle. She is also an Emeritus board member for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County.