Profiling the 50 Most: David Windley

David Windley, Senior Vice President-HR, Yahoo

David Windley, the leader of Yahoo!’s global HR team, is responsible for driving Yahoo!’s worldwide strategies around talent, culture and organization effectiveness. The HR team designs and implements programs to attract, develop, and engage talent, and facilitate the building of high performing organizations. Yahoo! has been listed among Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work. David’s extensive experience in the high tech industry includes executive positions at Microsoft, Intuit, and Silicon Graphics (SGI). As an HR executive at Microsoft, he supported the Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for Microsoft’s international HR, and his team also supported sales, service, marketing, business segments, operations and IT. David also served as the VP of HR at Intuit for all of their business units and was SGI’s VP of Human Resources where he co-led the HR function. While at SGI, David worked in Switzerland supporting the European region and later in Singapore supporting the Asia Pacific region. David also held human resource management roles in the construction & engineering, insurance, and entertainment-software industries. He has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BS from San Diego State University.