Betsy Sutter is a life-long observer of people, culture and organizational dynamics (mostly in the context of fast-paced, technical communities). As VMware’s Chief People Officer for the last 16 years, she has shaped the culture and employee experience while leading all aspects of VMware’s people strategies and functions. She has led the hiring, development and engagement of the best and brightest, as VMware has grown from 100 employees to more than 20,000 globally. As the developer of an ever-evolving human resources organization, including innovative expertise centers, service delivery channels and a modernized HR partnering organization, she has aligned the people strategies with the business goals. Sutter has also built (and re-built) a world-class staffing organization and has overseen the successful acquisition of more than 60 companies. In 2008, Sutter founded the VMware Foundation, redefining citizen philanthropy in the corporate world.
She is also passionate about bringing inclusion and diversity away from the edge and into the core of VMware’s priorities and operating model. Prior to VMware, Sutter held senior management roles at Silicon Gaming, Digital Equipment Corporation, Aehr Test Systems, General Electric and Intersil. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She considers herself to be one of the most fortunate HR executives in the industry to do the work, take on the challenges, and seize the opportunities provided by a world-class technology company like VMware.
Content Featuring Betsy Sutter
As the workforce moves to a more integrated “work” and “life” approach, leadership development is synonymous with self-development. Today’s leaders want to build skills and collect experiences that will help them in ...Read more
The ability to recruit, develop and engage people from a more diverse set of talent pools is essential to closing skill gaps and growing your organization’s bottom line. In this HCI Keynote video, Betsy Sutter, Corporate Senior Vice ...Read more