As the head of People Operations, Valerie Nilson is responsible for hiring a world-class team and cultivating an inclusive culture where employees are engaged, productive and feel valued. She is passionate about her work and is focused on ensuring a consistently positive employee experience.
Valerie built her career at various global tech companies including Citrix, Rambus and Texas Instruments. Most recently, she served as Head of People for Anitian, a cloud security and compliance software company where she established the infrastructure to support accelerated growth.
Drawn to connecting with people, Valerie thrives on coaching, championing ongoing learning and development initiatives, and building dynamic, diverse and talented teams.
Valerie holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an advocate for social outreach and has volunteered with local service organizations for over 15 years. In her leisure time she enjoys travel, scuba diving and hiking local open spaces.
"My experiences have taught me that integrity and authenticity are the cornerstones necessary to building a strong, healthy company culture."