Episode 98

Silicon Labs’ Serena Townsend, Chief People Officer, The Importance of Adapting

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Serena Townsend, Chief People Officer at Silicon Labs. Townsend has more than 20 years of experience in high-growth technology organizations with a focus on high-performance global teams, alignment to business goals, and a people-first philosophy.
About the guest
Serena Townsend is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Silicon Labs. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s global talent strategy, people programs, and values-driven, inclusive culture. Townsend joined Silicon Labs in February 2017 as Director, HR Business Partners. She was promoted to Vice President, HR Business Partners in March 2020, and then to Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer in September 2020. Townsend has more than 20 years of experience in high growth technology organizations with a focus on high-performance global teams, alignment to business goals, and a people-first philosophy. Before joining Silicon Labs, Townsend held HR leadership positions at companies including Samsung Austin Semiconductor and HomeAway (Expedia). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas (UT), is a UT distinguished college scholar, and volunteers for organizations including Crossing Thresholds and Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas.
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