Klaviyo Appoints Carmel Galvin as Chief People Officer

Former Stripe executive brings over 20 years of experience in strategic HR leadership


Klaviyo, the company that powers smarter digital relationships, announced that Carmel Galvin will join the company as Chief People Officer, effective April 15. Reporting to Co-founder and CEO, Andrew Bialecki, Galvin will lead Klaviyo’s global people operations team and human resources functions, including talent acquisition and retention, training and development, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility.

Galvin joins Klaviyo from Stripe, where she served as Chief People Officer, overseeing the company’s talent strategy and programs. She brings over two decades of leadership experience in human resources in fast-growing global software and technology organizations, including Autodesk, Glassdoor and Advent Software. Additionally, she currently serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Compensation Committee at OPENLANE. Galvin earned an M.B.S. in Human Resources Management from University College Dublin and a B.A. in Political Science & Business from Trinity College Dublin.

“Our culture is the most important product we create, and when people can bring their true selves to work it drives better products, better results for our customers, and a better company overall,” said Andrew Bialecki, co-founder and CEO of Klaviyo. “Carmel shares the same belief, and her leadership will play a pivotal role in helping us continue to foster an environment where the best of the best come to learn and grow.”

“So much of my excitement about joining Klaviyo has to do with the team,” said Galvin. “Everyone I’ve met has a great combination of warmth, humility, and genuine curiosity – paired with an obvious passion for the mission of the customer. There’s so much opportunity ahead, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to be part of the next phase of Klaviyo’s success.”

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