Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Maximizing Human Potential
Laura Owen joined Polycom in 2014 as its Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. She plays a key role in the company's overall performance and long range strategy, promoting organizational effectiveness, innovative leadership and a culture of ONE winning team with integrity. Laura also champions Polycom's charitable giving through the further development of the Polycom Foundation.
Laura's vision for Polycom HR is Polycom's vision: unleashing the power of human collaboration. By integrating a collaborative state of mind as a pillar of Polycom's culture, the HR organization empowers its talent with the tools, resources and opportunities needed to focus on customer success, build innovative solutions, and achieve personal and professional developmental goals.
Before joining Polycom, Laura held several executive and director-level positions at global companies including ForeScout Technologies and Cisco Systems. Laura is well versed in all HR disciplines including organizational design and effectiveness, HR information systems, and more. Laura was also a successful employment lawyer before moving to a career in HR.
Laura has a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law in California and a Bachelor of Science in Personnel and Industrial Relations, magna cum laude, from San Francisco State University. Laura has been a board member of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley since 2003.
"With collaborative technology, location becomes less of an issue; working becomes more about what you do and less about where you are. It also enables us to create a true workplace of the future, driving innovation and improving business efficiencies while saving us time and money."