Namely Appoints Tesla and Electronic Arts Veteran Gabrielle Toledano to Its Board of Directors

Distinguished HR Leader Brings Wealth of Knowledge and Expertise in Cultural Innovation to Support Namely's Growth

Namely Appoints Tesla and Electronic Arts Veteran Gabrielle Toledano to Its Board of Directors

Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, welcomes Gabrielle Toledano to its board of directors.

Gabrielle is a distinguished technology industry veteran with more than 25 years of HR leadership experience, including leading global human resources at Tesla and Electronic Arts. Currently, she is an Executive in Residence at Comcast Ventures, serving as a talent operating partner. Gabrielle is also an advisor and serves on the board of directors for both private and public companies.

“Gabrielle brings a wealth of experience managing human resources and talent at some of the most well-known brands in tech,” said Elisa Steele, Chief Executive Officer at Namely. “She’s a shining example of the unique value HR professionals bring to the boardroom, and her expertise in cultural innovation will help us to improve our platform and grow at scale.”

Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Gabrielle was Chief People Officer at Tesla, leading the human resources, recruiting, environment health and safety, security and facilities organizations. Preceding Tesla, Gabrielle was the Executive Vice President and Chief Talent Officer at Electronic Arts (EA) responsible for global human resources, facilities and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining EA, Gaby led the Human Resources function for Siebel Systems through its sale to Oracle, and she served in human resources positions for seven years with Microsoft Corporation and five years with Oracle Corporation. She also previously served on the boards of SHRM and TalentSky, as well as Jive Software and Jhana until they were both sold.

“End-to-end integrated HR technology enables HR leaders and our teams to do impactful, strategic work. The technology allows a company to run efficiently and effectively and empowers HR and all employees with data that allows for transparency and the ability to identify critical business trends and priorities,” said Gabrielle Toledano. “I’m thrilled to join Namely’s board, bringing years of HR leadership experience to represent the voice of the customer. I look forward to supporting Namely’s growth as the best-in-class HR solution for the midmarket.”

About Namely
Namely is the first HR platform that employees actually love to use. Namely’s award-winning, powerful, easy-to-use technology allows companies to handle all of their HR, payroll, time management, and benefits in one place. Coupled with best-in-class account support, every Namely client gets the software and service they need to deliver great HR and a strong, engaged company culture. Namely is used by over 1,000 clients with over 200,000 employees globally. Headquartered in New York City, the company is backed by investors including Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and True Ventures. For more information, visit


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