Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
Leilani Gayles is the Chief People Officer for the SF Giants. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the San Francisco Giants People agenda and leads the organization in the areas of talent management, staffing, employee relations, compensation and performance management.
Gayles has worked in the human resources field in various environments, ranging from hyper growth start-ups to large technology companies, with a focus on developing high performance teams and winning cultures. Prior to her position with the SF Giants, Gayles worked at Mercury Interactive Software as Global Senior Vice President of People and Places and served as Senior Vice President at Excite@Home. Gayles also served as worldwide Vice President at Silicon Graphics Inc. and held various human resources positions at Hewlett-Packard Company and related technology companies. Gayles holds a bachelors and a master's degree in human resources organizational development from the University of San Francisco. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, a network of regional leaders committed to serving the common good in Silicon Valley. Her professional focus is helping organizations achieve scale and efficiency while creating a highly engaging and productive workplace where people have the opportunity to do the best work of their careers.