Karen Gaydon
SVP, ZEO Success



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Prior to joining Zuora, Karen spent five years at Synaptics leading human resources. During a time of accelerated growth at Synaptics, Karen drove several global human resources strategies that included recruiting, M&A, talent development, employee engagement and building a strong company culture. Karen also led Corporate Marketing team, responsible for communications, events, and public relations. Prior to Synaptics she held a variety of US and international HR leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard. Karen holds a Higher National Certificate in Business Administration with a concentration in human resources from the University of the South West. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, along with several professional human resources certifications.



  1. Business focused global Human Resources executive and CHRO with a track record of results across growth, mature and entrepreneurial environments. A collaborative partner, innovative thinker and problem solver. Experience and results partnering with the CEO, Board and Compensation Committee to deliver the programs and rewards that drive the company growth and scale. Deep expertise in organizational design and effectiveness, workforce planning, learning and development, talent acquisition, employee engagement, total rewards, acquisitions, strategic culture and business transformation, Facilities/Real Estate, and leading a world class Human Resource team.

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