Zoom Video Communications hires chief people officer

Zoom Video Communications has announced that Matthew Saxon will join as its chief people officer for all of its staff worldwide effective immediately.

He will lead Zoom’s people experience team and report to chief operating officer Aparna Bawa, while also ensuring that the core value of care is reflected in its approach to benefits, compensation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, recruitment, culture, and employee experiences.

Saxon, who has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and people operations, was most recently the vice president of people operations at Meta, and previously was senior vice president of compensation, HR operations, and shared services, at Humana.

According to the business, which has experienced rapid growth in its workforce to meet the demands of its customers and business worldwide, Saxon will help its continued growth and help scale all elements of the organisation, including culture, organisational design, talent acquisition, engagement, training and development, employee experience, and infrastructure.

Bawa said: “Our Zoomies are at the core of everything we do, and we know that having the right leader in place to help shape the future of Zoom’s workforce will allow us to better serve our customers’ evolving needs. We are excited to welcome Matthew, who has a deep understanding of the complexities today’s workforce is facing, and we are confident that his skill set will help elevate and strengthen Zoom as we navigate the next phase of work together.”

Saxon added: “I was drawn to Zoom’s clarity in its core value of care. It is obvious in everything the firm does, but most importantly, it’s clear the leadership team genuinely cares about employees. Zoom has completely transformed the way people and businesses connect, and I’m excited to help drive the business forward by elevating and advocating for our employees. Together, Zoom will continue to lead and demonstrate how organisations can thrive to drive successful business outcomes.”