You know someone’s an HR expert when they’re the head of HR for an HR company. Pat Wadors joined LinkedIn in January 2013 to lead its world-class talent team, overseeing hiring, retaining and inspiring top talent, and also managing all employee-related HR programs at LinkedIn.
Pat came to LinkedIn from Plantronics, where she was the SVP of HR, responsible for leading the company’s facilities and human resources programs worldwide, and from 2011 to 2012, she also served as the HR executive advisor to Twitter. In that role, she worked with Twitter’s head of HR, CEO, and board of directors to guide workforce talent strategies to scale the business, while also attracting and retaining key talent. Previously, Pat spent over four years at Yahoo! as the senior vice president of human resources at Yahoo!, to lead their HR business partner function. Prior to Yahoo!, Pat served as the chief human resources officer for Align Technologies, and has also held senior human resource management positions at Applied Materials, Merck Pharmaceutical, Viacom International and Calvin Klein Cosmetics.
Pat graduated with a BS in business administration from Ramapo College, with a major in human resources management and a minor in psychology.
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