Kathleen Weslock Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kathleen Weslock (Kath) is Cisco's Chief Human Resources Officer. She leads our global HR team that provides HR support and services to our employees and will also drive our overall people strategy. She is also responsible for the company's global strategy for inclusion and diversity as well as its talent design and performance management, compensation and benefits programs, employee rewards systems, aligning business objectives, and plays a key role in driving overall company performance.
Weslock's responsibilities include enabling Cisco's culture and assessing employees' needs through the transformation. She leads the way in Cisco's planned implementation of transformational changes across the company during fiscal years 2013–2015. She brings an optimistic and rational business perspective to the HR function that is essential as Cisco's Operating Committee manages customer expectations and employee satisfaction during this transformation. She is also a core member of the Operating Committee, leads the Compensation Committee, and reports directly to Gary Moore.
Weslock joined Cisco in 2012. She brings more than 20 years of HR experience that has included consultative and practitioner roles, executive training and succession planning, employee relations, leadership development and succession planning, and business impact advisor. Prior to Cisco, she held HR leadership positions at SunGard Data Systems, Deloitte & Touche, Shearman & Sterling, Covance, Lehman Brothers, and William M. Mercer Companies. While at SunGard, she was the Chief HR Officer and Senior Vice President of Internal Communications where she pulled together disparate benefits programs, the acquisition process, and compensation plans across the company. She enabled the HR organization to become a part of the business conversation by building the HR brand and highlighting the value the HR partner brings to the customer and the leadership teams. She also created a Center of Excellence bringing together appropriate services into a shared model producing HR operational efficiencies.
Weslock holds a bachelor of science degree in Spanish and psychology from Hood College and a master's degree in labor relations from Cornell University.