Jeff Diana is the chief people officer (CPO) at Atlassian, an award-‐winning enterprise software company that helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. He is responsible for the recruitment, growth and development of Atlassian's most important asset – its people – across its global presence, as well as for the growth and protection of Atlassian's unique corporate culture. Atlassian has more than 23,000 customers–including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Oracle, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, BMW and NASA.
Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company's HR function from scratch, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, and doubled the company's salesforce with a record-‐breaking 600 new hires in one year. Previously, Jeff was Chief HR Officer at Safeco, a personal insurance company, where he made one of the largest overhauls to the company's rewards program to support a new high growth initiative. He served as Chief HR Officer at Expedia, where he successfully facilitated the largest restructuring in the company's history. Jeff has held HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric and Bell South.
Jeff holds a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina-‐Columbia, and a Master's degree in HR management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Content Featuring Jeff Diana
How do you preserve the characteristics that make your organization great in the face of drastic, continuous change? How do you sustain engagement and cultural continuity when you’re hiring masses of new talent every year? In this HCI ...Read more
In this 10 minute interview with Jeff Diana, Chief People Officer at Atlassian, we ask him: What is it about the employees of Atlassian that make them change tolerant? What do you look for in a new hire? What training and support is given once ...Read more