Zoom appoints Matthew Saxon as chief people officer

Saxon moves from Meta, where he was VP – people operations


Zoom Video Communications has appointed Matthew Saxon as chief people officer. Inc.

Saxon is backed by two decades of experience in human resources and people operations. He moves from Meta, where he was vice president – people operations.

Having been associated with Meta for almost three years, Saxon developed integrated people programmes and solutions that addressed Meta’s most pressing people challenges and set the right foundations to scale for the future across all lines of business.

An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Saxon worked for Campbell Soup Company for over seven years, based out of Syndey, Australia. He joined as HR director, business partner, total rewards and HR operations. Over the years, he climbed up to the level of HR director, corporate functions, total rewards and change management.

In 2011, he moved to Motorola Solutions, as senior HR director, business partner. By the time he left the Company, four years later, he was vice president – HR, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

His next stop was Humana, where he was senior vice president – compensation, HR operations and shared services. Reporting to the CHRO, he was responsible for the Company’s compensation strategy, planning, programmes and activities, including leading the philosophy, design, implementation, communication and delivery of compensation programmes at all levels.

At Zoom, Saxon will lead the people experience team and report to Aparna Bawa, chief operating officer, Zoom.

Zoom —a space where people can connect to others, share ideas, make plans and so on — has witnessed rapid growth in its workforce to fulfil the demands of its customers and business, globally. Saxon will help Zoom scale all elements of the organisation including culture, organisational design, talent acquisition, engagement, training and development, employee experience, and infrastructure.

“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,” said Bawa. She is confident that Saxon’s “deep understanding of the complexities” faced by today’s workforce combined with his skill set “will help elevate and strengthen Zoom as we navigate the next phase of work together”.

Saxon admits that it was “Zoom’s clarity in its core value of care”, which is “is obvious in everything the Company does,” that attracted him. He went on to say that “it’s clear the leadership team genuinely cares about employees”.

He is looking forward to contributing to the Company’s growth. “Zoom will continue to lead and demonstrate how companies can thrive to drive successful business outcomes,” said Saxon.

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