The Upside: Kathy Zwickert

Kathy Zwickert, former Chief People Officer and current board member for Avalara, discusses with John K. Anderson board readiness and the benefits to having People Operations executives in the boardroom.

Kathy Zwickert is a global technology executive with years of human resources and leadership experience. Kathy is the former Chief People Officer for NetSuite (now Oracle NetSuite), a provider of cloud-based applications, where she led organizational culture, talent acquisition, and people operations. She has more than 25 years of experience working with leaders, boards, and global teams to help companies scale and architect change. Prior to NetSuite, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Oclaro. Before that, Kathy was led Human Resources at Solid Information Technology and Keynote Systems. She spent the first 10 years of her career at Ernst and Young and Accenture, where she advised multinational companies on employment, tax, and global expansion issues as a consultant and a Certified Public Accountant.