Gabrielle's History

May 2017 - Present (2 Years)

Chief People Officer

Palo Alto, CA, US

January 2015 - Present (4 Years, 4 Months)

Member, Board of Directors

In 2015, I joined TalentSky's Board. I'm excited to work with Rick Devine and his team as they move forward with their vision to transform the existing employment ecosystem.

Appointed Member, Board of Directors at TalentSky, Inc.

I 2015, I was appointed as a member of TalentSky's Board of Directors. I look forward to working with Rick Devine and his team in their mission to transform the existing employment system.

May 2014 - Present (5 Years)

Member, Board of Directors

November 2015 - June 2017 (1 Year, 8 Months)

Member, Board of Directors

“People are at the center of every organization, and in today's competitive talent landscape it's imperative for companies to foster meaningful relationships with their employees, customers and partners,” said Gabrielle Toledano. “Jive lives and breathes this belief every day -- delivering solutions that directly impact how millions of people around the world connect, communicate and collaborate. I'm honored to join Jive's team and support its mission to help people work better together.”

Appointed Member, Board of Directors at Jive Software

Ms. Toledano joins the Jive board with a distinguished 25-year career in technology industry human relations, including her current role as executive vice president and chief talent officer at Electronic Arts. “Gabrielle brings a wealth of experience managing human resources and cultural innovation at some of the biggest companies in the industry, and she will be an incredible addition to the board,” said Elisa Steele, chief executive officer at Jive Software. “She will help us push the boundaries of what's possible across all aspects of our business.”

February 2006 - December 2016 (10 Years, 11 Months)

Chief Talent Officer and EVP

Redwood City, CA, US

At Electronic Arts, I was responsible for for over 320 HR and facilities employees worldwide across 62 offices, and managed a $186m budget. I managed all aspects of HR, Real Estate and Facilities, and Corporate Social Responsibility, including Compensation & Benefits, Relocation and Mobility, HRIT, Recruiting, Employee and Leadership Training and Development, and HR Business Partners. Overall, EA had over 8,500 employees worldwide.

Additionally, I was significantly involved in M&A activity, including strategic decision making, due diligence, and integration.

Featured in HRO Today Article

In an industry that changes at the speed of technology, Electronic Arts (EA) keeps ahead of pace through a team of forward-thinking business leaders including its head of human resources and facilities, Gaby Toledano. The HR executive has been with the global interactive entertainment software company for the past nine years and has helped lead a significant transformation during an era in which the gaming industry entered a digital revolution. With fiscal year 2014 net revenue of $3.6 billion, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises including The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, Dragon Age, and Plants vs. Zombies. Toledano shares her experiences, the importance of the human element in an evolving company, and how solid leadership can develop future CHROs.

May 2011 - September 2014 (3 Years, 5 Months)

Member, Board of Directors

February 2009 - July 2011 (2 Years, 6 Months)

Member, Board of Directors

July 2002 - February 2006 (3 Years, 8 Months)

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources

San Mateo, CA, US

As SVP of Worldwide Human Resources at Siebel Systems, I was responsible for 6,000 employees globally in 80 offices across 32 countries. At the time, Siebel had over $1.5B in annual license revenue.

In this position, I had responsibility for the following worldwide functions: M&A, HR Systems; Industry, MBA & College Recruiting; Compensation; Stock Administration; Benefits; Management Training & Organizational Development; and the Human Resources Generalist organization.

I directly managed 90 employees across APAC-J, EMEA, and the Americas.

February 1996 - June 2002 (6 Years, 5 Months)

Senior Director of Human Resources

Mountain View, CA, US

September 2000 - June 2002 (1 Year, 10 Months)

At Microsoft, I served as Senior Director of Human Resources for their Silicon Valley employees (1,500 people). I led HR and recruiting for all business and product groups in the Bay Area as well as Microsoft's businesses in China, Japan and Israel.

During my tenure, I acted as a direct business partner with the VPs of MSTV, MSN Hotmail Operations, MSN TV Services, and the .NET Platform Strategy group. Some of my duties also included managing people strategy and employee integration of Hotmail, bCentral, Peach, WebTV, ScoutFire and CagEnt acquisitions.

Locally, I was responsible for partnering with the Compensation and Benefits organizations to set strategy for any customized Bay Area compensation and benefits initiatives. Additionally, I owned strategy ad execution of employee programs, including succession planning, reorganizations, reductions in force, redeployment, recruiting, benefits, HRIS, management training and development, diversity, and compensation programs.

Director of Human Resources and Recruiting

Mountain View, CA, US

August 1998 - August 2000 (2 Years, 1 Month)

As HR & Recruiting Director for Microsoft Silicon Valley, I led a team of 20 (6 HR and 14 recruiters) who were responsible for HR and recruiting under the following groups: TV Division, Ultimate TV & TVD, Hotmail, MSN TV, and Consumer Strategy.

My other responsibilities included Bay Area recruiting and HR for all Microsoft groups in the Bay Area and responsibility for the Microsoft programs, policies and facility management for the Microsoft Bay Area Campus in Mt. View. During my tenure I developed, proposed and received approval from Steve Ballmer for a geographic base pay differential plan that was extended to all Microsoft employees in the Bay Area.

Director of Human Resources and Recruiting

Mountain View, CA, US

November 1997 - July 1998 (9 Months)

WebTV Networks Inc. and Microsoft West Region Sales and Consulting.

Senior Human Resources Manager

June 1997 - October 1997 (5 Months)

West Region Sales and Consulting, OEM, PR, ICU, and Application Developers' Customer Unit.

Human Resources Manager

February 1996 - May 1997 (1 Year, 4 Months)

West Region Sales and Consulting, OEM Worldwide, PR, WW Internet Customer Unit,

September 1991 - February 1996 (4 Years, 6 Months)

Senior Human Resources Manager, Latin America Region

Redwood City, CA, US

July 1994 - February 1996 (1 Year, 8 Months)

Human Resources Manager

Redwood City, CA, US

August 1992 - June 1994 (1 Year, 11 Months)


Redwood City, CA, US

September 1991 - July 1992 (11 Months)

September 1989 - June 1990 (10 Months)

Spanish Teacher

Palo Alto, CA, US

September 1989 - June 1990 (10 Months)

Spanish Intern Teacher

Palo Alto, CA, US

September 1988 - June 1989 (10 Months)

Spanish and English Tutor

Palo Alto, CA, US

June 1988 - August 1988 (3 Months)

Editorial Intern

Washington, D.C., DC, US

September 1986 - June 1987 (10 Months)

Writing Tutor

Palo Alto, CA, US

February 1993 - June 1995 (2 Years, 5 Months)

Human Resources Management Certificate Program

San Francisco, CA, US

July 1990 - July 1991 (1 Year, 1 Month)

Rotary Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

September 1985 - June 1990 (4 Years, 10 Months)

MA, Education

Palo Alto, CA, US

June 1989 - June 1990 (1 Year, 1 Month)

BA Modern Thought and Literature

Palo Alto, CA, US

September 1985 - June 1989 (3 Years, 10 Months)