Mozilla appoints chief people officer

Software giant Mozilla has appointed former Netflix HR leader Kristen Trubey as chief people officer.

Mozilla said Trubey will be responsible for all areas of human resources and organisational development at the organisation, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has about 750 employees worldwide, including some based in the UK.

She joined Mozilla in August in an interim role but “quickly settled in” and made an “immediate impact”, according to the employer.

“Her expertise, experience and focus to create connections between company culture, employee experience, and business results proved to be exactly the kind of leadership we were looking for to lead our people teams,” the organisation added.

Her focus will now be on building and growing a “resilient, high-impact global organisation”, it said.

Trubey said: “It was clear after my first days as interim chief people officer that Mozilla’s culture was one I would be lucky to be part of, and months later that feeling has only grown.

“Mozilla’s core values and mission aren’t just slogans on a website, they are truly woven throughout every part of the company. I am excited to come on as a steward of that culture and to help scale an organisation that promotes growth, inclusion and excellence to help us reach our goals.”

Trubey most recently worked at artist membership platform Patreon, where she spent eight months providing HR leadership and support.

Prior to that, she was chief people officer at Hearsay Systems, a mid-sized start-up with offices around the world.

She also spent more than five years at Netflix, where she supported a variety of teams including undertaking a two-year assignment in Amsterdam as the organisation’s first HR leader in Europe as part of a strategy to scale Netflix’s culture around the world.

Trubey will continue to sit on Mozilla’s steering committee.