SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 28, 2020 — Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, today announced the appointment of Lisa McGill to the position of chief human resources officer. McGill joins Silver Peak from Crowdstrike and will lead the human resources team with a focus toward scaling the company to expand its leadership position in the global SD-WAN market. McGill will report directly to Founder and CEO David Hughes.
With a penchant for people, McGill has a proven track record of leading organizations through periods of hyper growth and global expansion. Most recently, McGill was instrumental in leading Crowdstrike forward, scaling the company to more than 2,000 employees and completing a successful IPO. While there, McGill was also instrumental in garnering recognition for Crowdstrike as a Best Workplace in Technology and a 100 Best Medium Workplace by Fortune Magazine.
“I am super excited to join a company that has both industry-leading technology and a long-term vision for leading the global SD-WAN market forward,” said Lisa McGill, chief human resources officer at Silver Peak. “This powerful combination will enable us to transform our vision into reality by attracting and developing the best talent from around the world to achieve peak levels of teamwork, collaboration and operational excellence.”
Prior to Crowdstrike, McGill served as chief human resources officer at Fortinet, Brocade Communications and Foundry Networks where she implemented effective learning and leadership development frameworks, utilizing advanced data analytics and assessment tools. McGill holds an MBA from Pepperdine University from the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management and a BS in business management from the University of Phoenix.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa to the leadership team as we continue to execute on our long-term vision to deliver ubiqitous self-driving wide area networks,” said David Hughes, founder and CEO of Silver Peak. “Lisa brings a unique combination of seasoned leadership and ingenuity that we need to empower our people and deliver the kind of no-compromise WAN transformation that our customers expect to realize a multiplier effect from their cloud and digital transformation investments.”