About the Author
Tamar Elkeles

Tamar is an experienced Human Resources Executive, Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and thought leader in the talent, learning and organizational development field. She has expertise managing global growth and leading international teams, as well as an extensive background implementing best in class people practices in technology companies. Tamar is currently the Head of Human Resources for XCOM Labs, a wireless technology company propelling the next mobile revolution.
Prior to this role she was Chief Talent Executive for Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global venture capital firm focused on technology investments. Previously Tamar was the
Chief People Officer for Quixey, a Silicon Valley tech start-up, and before that was the CLO at Qualcomm. In her nearly 25 year tenure as CLO at Qualcomm she helped
grow the company into one of the most successful companies in the world. There she led the development of Qualcomm’s workforce, scaling the employee base from 700 to
over 31,000 employees worldwide.
She has been featured in several publications including CLO Magazine, Training Magazine, T&D Magazine and HR Executive magazine for her leadership and innovative
contributions. Throughout her career she has earned numerous awards, including the “Learning Elite Trailblazer” Award (2014), the prestigious “San Diego Women
Who Mean Business” Award (1998) and the “Tribute to Women in Industry” Award (2004). In 2010 she was named “CLO of the Year” by CLO Magazine and in 2014 was named “Top Influential” by the San Diego Daily Transcript for her significant impact and leadership in the technology industry. In addition to her executive roles, she has authored three books: The Chief Learning Officer, Measuring the Success of Learning Through Technology and The Chief Talent Officer.
Tamar is a member of the Board of Directors for GP Strategies (NYSE: GPX) as well as a Board Member for The Forbes School of Business & Technology. She also serves on
the CLO Magazine Editorial Board and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next Board. Tamar was a member of The
Conference Board’s Executive Council on Talent and Organizational Development and also served on the Board of Directors for ATD, the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance. Tamar holds both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.