Tamar Elkeles Ph.D.
Senior Talent Executive
Tamar was most recently the Chief People Officer for one of our Silicon Valley portfolio companies and before that was the Chief Learning Officer at Qualcomm. During her long tenure at Qualcomm she helped grow the organization into one of the most successful companies in the world. There she led the development of Qualcomm’s workforce, scaling the employee base from 700 to 31,000 employees worldwide.
Tamar is an experienced executive and thought leader, with over 25 years of Global Human Resources experience and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Throughout her career she has had unique experiences with entrepreneurs and executives in both start-ups as well as large enterprises. She has expertise in managing global growth and leading international teams, as well as an extensive background in implementing world class people practices in technology companies.
She has a deep understanding about how to attract, develop and retain top talent and has built both high performing and highly innovative companies. Her focus will be on advising our portfolio companies about leading practices in human capital, specifically providing expert guidance in areas such as talent acquisition, employee development, total rewards and HR technology, as well as advising them on strategic areas such as scaling for growth and building the next generation of leaders.