Silvia Johnson

Vice President, Global Talent Organization, Symantec
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Silvia Johnson is the Head of the Global Talent Organization at Symantec Corporation. Sitting on the HR leadership team, Ms. Johnson oversees the end-to-end talent cycle from attract, to hire, retain and develop. Born in El Salvador, Ms. Johnson and her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was only two years old. Her tenacity and drive have served her throughout her life as well as her career where she now brings over 15 years of industry experience working with executives at all levels.

Prior to Symantec, Ms. Johnson had founded her own consulting firm, Outside the Cubicle, where she worked with leaders to develop strategic plans to grow their businesses. Earlier, Ms. Johnson had a four-year stint at Intuit as a Human Resources Business Partner for the Quickbooks organization, and five years at Xilinx as a Human Resources Manager overseeing mergers and acquisitions, college recruiting, and HR shared services. Ms. Johnson holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.