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David A. Windley

Chief Human Resources Officer

Yahoo! Inc.

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Yahoo! Inc.

701 First Ave.

Sunnyvale, California,94089

United States

Company Description

Yahoo is a guide to digital information discovery, focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining users through its search, communications, and digital content products. By creating highly personalized experiences, Yahoo helps users discover the informatio...more

Background Information

Employment History

Human Resources While Vice President of Human Resources

Intuit Inc.


Chief Human Resources Officer

Fusion-io


Executive Human Resources Positions

SGI S.A


General Manager

HR Symposium


Executive Human Resources Positions

Microsoft Corporation


Affiliations

IQTalent Partners, LLC

President


Comeet - Hire Better, Together

Strategic Advisor


Tennant Company

Board Member


Society for Human Resource Management

Board Member


National Association of Corporate Directors

Governance Fellow


Society for Human Resource Management

Board Member


Volusia/Flagler SHRM

Board Member


SHRM Foundation

Board Member


Education

B.S.

Business Administration

San Diego State University


M.B.A.

San Francisco State University


Web References(86 Total References)


Team - IQTalent

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David Windley
President dwindley@iqtalentpartners.com | 408-215-1224 David Windley is the President of IQTalent Partners and oversees the firm's strategic direction and day to day operations. Prior to joining IQTalent Partners, David was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Fusion-io and Yahoo! Inc. David also held executive HR positions at Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, Inc. where he co-led the HR function. Earlier in his career, David worked in HR management positions in the construction/engineering, insurance, and entertainment/video gaming industries. David is currently a board member at the Tennant Company and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is also a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). David earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.S. from San Diego State University.


David Windley

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David Windley
    Copyright Image Permissions David Windley, a human resource professional with more than 30 years of experience guiding human resources leadership and execution at companies in domestic and international markets.  Mr. Windley is the former Chief Human Resources Officer at Yahoo! and Fusion-io.  He is currently the President of IQTalent Partners, a professional services firm focused on talent acquisition. Windley has also served as general manager of HR supporting the chief operating officer's organization at Microsoft, where he had responsibilities for leading international HR.    Before that, Windley was vice president of HR at Intuit Inc., and previous to that, he worked for 10 years at Silicon Graphics, most recently as vice president of HR co-leading the HR function. Earlier in his career, he worked in HR management positions in the construction/engineering, insurance, and entertainment/software industries. He holds a master's of business administration degree from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's of science degree from San Diego State University.


investor.fusionio.com

David A. Windley
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer David A. Windley has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since October 2013. Mr. Windley also serves as a board director of the Society of Human Resources Management, a professional human resources association since January 2013. Mr. Windley previously served as executive vice president, chief human resources officer at Yahoo! from March 2008 to September 2012, and as vice president, human resources at Yahoo! from December 2006 to February 2008. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Windley served as general manager of human resources at Microsoft Corporation, supporting Microsoft's chief operating officer. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Windley served as a vice president, human resources at Intuit Inc., and from 1991 to 2001, Mr. Windley held various HR roles at Silicon Graphics, Inc., including vice president of human resources. Mr. Windley holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.


When Those Who Play Can Also Coach - Forefront Magazine

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After a successful career as an HR executive at various large companies, IQTalent Partners President David Windley discusses helping to build organizations from the vantage point of a coach
When David Windley left Yahoo after a shift in the executive offices in 2012, he wasn't planning to perfect his golf game or bolster his backstroke. "I'm not going to be on the beach and not do anything," said Windley, who served as a Vice President of Human Resources (HR) at Yahoo before moving up to the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) role. Rather, the big-business veteran, who also spent time at Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, wanted to pursue a second career of sorts through board work, active investing and strategic advising for smaller companies, where he could make a mark by sharing knowledge gained over 25-plus years in the HR field. This time last year, Windley was doing just that as a Governance Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors, a Director-at-Large at the Society for Human Resource Management, and a Strategic Advisor for the executive search firm IQTalent Partners. But, when executives at the Salt Lake City-based technology company Fusion-io approached him about joining as Executive Vice President and CHRO, he found it was an offer he couldn't refuse. "The reason I joined Fusion-io is the opportunity to help build a company-help build the next great company," he said. "I've been lucky enough to be part of some great companies: Yahoo, Microsoft, Intuit, Silicon Graphics. But I was not there at the early stages in a leadership position to help shape them." When industry giant SanDisk Corp. bought Fusion-io in 2014, Windley continued his quest to shape smaller firms by joining IQTalent Partners full time as its President. "I am attracted to this opportunity because I believe in the business model, and from a career perspective it allows me to cross over to being the business leader," he said. Windley believes everything from major strategic decisions to everyday policy choices should be approached with an equally strategic mindset that keeps big goals in mind. What's more, introducing innovation is a lot easier in a company's earlier stages, before procedures are set in stone. In just one example, executives at Fusion-io elected not to implement annual written performance reviews. Windley was constantly communicating with his staff there to pass on praise, offer advice and cultivate a positive corporate culture, and he finds this approach to be a better fit for growing firms like Fusion-io and IQTalent Partners than an annual meeting centered around a cookie-cutter checklist. "We're moving toward what I would call a more modern approach, which is performance coaching. Managers should always be coaching their employees to improve their performance, giving feedback and not waiting for an annual process to sit down and write it," Windley said of the HR field. Such a shift might take months or years at a multinational company with thousands of employees whose annual reviews are due at different times in a fiscal year. But at smaller institutions, permanent policies are more easily tested to determine the best fit. "It is less about changing than it is about creating or developing," Windley said. No matter the size of the organization, Windley always tries to consider the entity's long-term goals and strategic plan when making a decision. Sometimes different departments within a company aren't all on the same page when it comes to hiring decisions, and HR business partners are often the ones caught in the crossfire. An HR business partner may need to advise a reduction in staff or another major change in the structure of the department he or she is supporting, for example. "Ultimately our function in HR is to make the organization the best it can be," he said. "It also makes our job tough. But I think that's what makes a great HR person, someone who, while supporting a piece of the company, can also do the right thing for the overall company." Even before becoming a company president himself, Windley made an effort to see things from the perspective of the corner office because it allowed him to consider what was best for the company as a whole and make decisions in line with long-term growth goals. It's an approach he adopted as an undergraduate at San Diego State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Management, and at San Francisco State University's College of Business, where he earned his MBA. It's also advice he passes on, even to entry-level staff. "I think my focus has always been business first," he said. Windley advises young professionals to gain broad experience early on before settling into a specialty in order to be better, more well-rounded leaders later. While he has focused his career on HR, Windley's tenure at Silicon Graphics encompassed a wide variety of assignments that allowed him to apply his expertise while also encouraging him to explore the unknown. "Try and find those assignments that stretch you and challenge you," he said, "because that's where you are going to grow the most." Windley_David_image4 Windley did a lot of his own growing in his first expatriate assignment for Silicon Graphics, where he served as the HR leader for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he had worked mostly with specific departments within the company to meet their HR needs. Moving to Europe forced him to step out of his comfort zone and step up to his potential both personally and professionally. "While I had experience being an HR business partner, Europe was totally new to me early in my career," he said. Windley uses questions to encourage critical thinking from his staff, too. He likens his coaching strategy to the Socratic method, where the facilitator poses queries that lead followers to come to their own conclusions. "So, instead of telling people the answer, the way I've tried to approach it is to let them grapple with the problems," Windley said.


Meet the new faces of executive search

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• David Windley
Meet the new faces of executive search David Windley, Strategic Advisor David Windley, Strategic Advisor David Windley is a Strategic Advisor to IQTalent Partners. David, a human resource professional for more than 28 years, most recently was chief human resources officer at Yahoo! Inc. Prior to joining Yahoo!, he was general manager of HR supporting the Chief Operating Officer's organization at Microsoft, where he also had responsibilities for leading international HR. While vice president of HR at Intuit Inc., David led the HR team for all its business units. He worked for over 10 years at Silicon Graphics, with his last position as vice president of HR co-leading the HR function. Earlier in his career, he worked in HR management positions in the construction/engineering, insurance, and entertainment/software industries. David is currently a board member at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). David holds a master's of business administration degree from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's of science degree from San Diego State University.


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