Snowflake Appoints Kathy O’Driscoll as Vice President of People

O'Driscoll will lead the next phase of Snowflake's global people operations expansion

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Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced that Kathy O’Driscoll has joined Snowflake as VP of People, effective immediately. She is responsible for Snowflake’s people strategy and operations on a worldwide basis, reporting to Bob Muglia, Snowflake’s CEO.

O’Driscoll brings more than 20 years of global, executive-level HR experience to her new role. Most recently, she served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at PATH, an international nonprofit organization and leader in global health innovation. In this role, she led a team of HR professionals covering PATH’s talent operations and impact in more than 50 countries. Prior to PATH, she held various senior people strategy roles at Microsoft, including the Server and Tools Business, which consisted of more than 11,000 employees and generated $13 billion in revenue.

“Kathy brings a wealth of experience leading large teams in the technology and nonprofit sectors, here in the U.S. and around the world,” Bob Muglia said. “She and I have worked together previously and she is passionate about helping to build innovative, diverse teams with big ambitions. At Snowflake, she will help lead our worldwide expansion driven by the growing demand from organizations that want Snowflake at the center of their data analytics strategy.”

“Snowflake is a values-based company and it continues to disrupt the data warehouse industry. These were just two of the many reasons I joined Snowflake,” O’Driscoll said. “Snowflake’s values include: putting customers first, making each other our best and embracing each other’s differences. These values underpin Snowflake’s success as a technology leader and as a sought-after place to begin or advance a person’s career. I look forward to advancing our people strategy and operations as Snowflake expands into new and existing geographies, and continues to deliver pioneering technology, strategies and vision to the data economy.”


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