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Gabrielle Toledano Joins Visier’s Board of Directors

June 30, 2014

Visier welcomes Human Resources Executive Vice President with strong track record of developing influential HR leaders


VANCOUVER, BC and SAN JOSE, CA Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics and planning, today announced that Gabrielle Toledano, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities at Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), has joined Visier’s Board of Directors. Toledano will guide Visier as it broadens adoption of its Applied Big Data solutions for workforce insight and action.

“We are honored to have Gabrielle join our board. Some of the world’s most highly respected and influential HR leaders have benefited from her tutelage,” says John Schwarz, Visier CEO and Founder. “Her strategic leadership and mentoring capabilities will be an asset for Visier as we expand our user base within the talent management market.”

A 25-year HR professional, Toledano is responsible for overseeing workforce development strategies on a global scale at EA. Many of Toledano’s former direct reports moved into prominent HR executive roles for leading organizations such as LinkedIn, Apple, Dolby, Minted, GoPro, ModCloth, Rocket Fuel and Zynga. (To learn about Toledano’s leadership tips, read her Five Traits of Highly Respected HR Leaders blog post.)

Two senior HR leaders who have reported to Toledano at Electronic Arts include Steve Cadigan, who became the VP of Talent for LinkedIn, and Jeff Ryan, who became the SVP of HR for CBS Interactive, and is now the VP of People for GoPro.

“Gabrielle is a great leader who sets a high bar for herself and others,” says Cadigan, who is currently the founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures. “She’s a grounded leader who has a real knack for putting the right people in the right roles. I have yet to find another HR leader who has groomed more executive HR talent than she has.”

“Gabrielle is a courageous HR exec, who sets a good example for her direct reports by taking on tough challenges. Everyone — from junior reports to senior executives — respects the fact that she speaks her mind, has high integrity, and effectively balances the employee experience with the needs of the business,” says Ryan.

Prior to joining EA, Toledano held a number of senior HR roles at technology companies, including Siebel Systems, Microsoft, and Oracle. Toledano received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University, followed by a Rotary Scholarship assignment in Santiago, Chile. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

“The most rewarding aspect of my career has been to empower talented HR professionals to move into more strategic roles,” says Toledano. “I am looking forward to working with Visier, helping the company provide HR professionals with the data they need to deliver objective points of view that are linked to business needs.”

With Visier, HR and other business professionals can leverage data from unlimited sources to make fact-based decisions. Visier’s solutions enable professionals to predict how workforce behaviors (such as future employee recruitment, promotion, and turnover patterns) will change, and use this insight to create, analyze and collaborate on plans to optimize the workforce. Powered by a multi-dimensional, in-memory analytics engine, Visier processes data 250,000 times faster than traditional BI technology.

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About Visier

Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and San Jose, CA., Visier delivers workforce analytics and planning solutions in the cloud, designed to empower teams with the insights they need to better see, understand, and make decisions about their business. Visier achieves this by delivering intuitive analytics and planning solutions, built to answer key business questions, predict future events, and optimize operational efficiency. Founded by business intelligence experts—including former Business Objects chief executive officer, John Schwarz—the company’s leadership team has a proven track record of technical, operational, and strategic management success with companies such as IBM, SAP, and Oracle. With more than two million customer employee records in the cloud and counting, Visier is experiencing significant growth.

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