Debbie Shotwell

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As the Chief People Officer of Saba Software, Debbie Shotwell is responsible for human resources, learning and development, employee communications and community relations.

Debbie brings more than 25 years of passion and experience building high-performance teams and cultures that deliver results. She is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has been featured on Inc.com, Forbes and the SHRM blog. She’s the recipient of the National Association of Professional Women’s Humanitarian Award, and has served on the board of directors of Pleasanton Partners in Education and 101 Best and Brightest.

Before joining Saba, Debbie was the Senior Vice President of People and Culture at BigCommerce, where she built an innovative learning and development function that supported employee, leadership and strategic partner training. Her success in this capacity led to BigCommerce being recognized as one of San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of Austin’s Top Workplaces and one of the Best Places to Work in Australia.

Prior to her work at BigCommerce, Debbie was Chief People Officer at Good Technology where she implemented talent programs that increased employee engagement and reduced turnover. Additionally, Debbie has held executive HR leadership positions at Pacific Pulmonary Services, Taleo, PeopleSoft and AvalonBay.

Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Human Resources from California State University, Sacramento.

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