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Feb 12, 2020

As the Head of Global HR, Shawna leads the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain the best talent. Prior to her current role, she led global People Operations to streamline and scale processes, systems, benefits and immigration at Rubicon Project.

Shawna has a unique career path that has contributed to her being a highly respected people leader. She was previously at Concur Technologies leading the Diversity and Inclusion efforts globally across more than 20 offices. Prior to that, she was the Senior Director of International Accounting where she set up European accounting operations in the Netherlands and in addition spent time in Prague as the Country Manager leading the growth of the European service center.

Shawna started her career at Microsoft, and has a Masters in Accounting from Notre Dame and a BS in International Business from George Fox University in addition to having her CPA.