Seismic bolsters executive bench with technology HR leader
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seismic, the global leader in sales enablement, today announced Linda Ho has joined as Chief People Officer. In her new role, Linda will lead Seismic’s People Operations team and elevate the company’s talent programs including culture, organization and leadership development, talent acquisition, total rewards, facilities, and internal communications.
Prior to joining Seismic, Linda spent 14 years in various HR leadership roles at Autodesk, focused on the intersection of employee experience and business strategy. Most recently, Linda served as Vice President, Culture and Capability at Autodesk, focusing on culture transformations and creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. She previously held HR leadership roles at Life Technologies and LightConnect Inc.
“I’m thrilled for Linda to join us as our first-ever chief people officer. Throughout the interview process, I was impressed by her deep business knowledge, professionalism, and appreciation for the importance of culture,” said Doug Winter, co-founder and CEO, Seismic. “The breadth of Linda’s leadership experience will serve us well as we continue our path towards IPO and growth in the years ahead.”
Linda joins Seismic during a period of significant growth and momentum at a global scale. The company recently surpassed $200M in annual revenue run rate and is expanding rapidly in Europe and Asia-Pacific markets. At Seismic, she will guide efforts to protect, enhance and formalize Seismic’s company culture, which has been recognized as a top workplace culture by organizations and publications including Forbes, Inc., Comparably, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Boston Business Journal.
“Seismic is well-known for its amazing culture, but I’m also excited to join the company because I’m bullish about the opportunity in the sales enablement space,” said Linda. “Seismic’s platform makes a difference in sellers’ lives every single day by streamlining their collaboration and onboarding experiences. Helping employees be more productive and successful is my life’s work so it’s exciting to see this mirrored in Seismic’s offerings.”
Outside the office, Linda serves as a senior faculty member for the Josh Bersin Academy, a global professional development academy for HR practitioners. She is an active mentor and a former board member for the Autodesk Employee Relief Foundation. Linda holds an MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Seismic is actively hiring across all departments and regions of the organization. For information on current career opportunities at Seismic, please visit seismic.com/company/careers.
Seismic is the industry-leading sales enablement and digital sales engagement solution, aligning go-to-market teams and empowering them to deliver engaging buyer experiences that drive growth. Seismic’s Storytelling PlatformTM delivers innovative capabilities for marketers to orchestrate content delivery across all channels, and for sellers to engage with prospective buyers in a compelling, resonant manner at every step of the buyer journey. More than 700 enterprises including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their sales enablement platform of choice. The Seismic Storytelling PlatformTM integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia.
Senior Public Relations Manager, Seismic