Perforce Welcomes Kristin Gaarder as EVP of People & Culture

Perforce Software announced the appointment of Kristin Gaarder as the company’s Executive Vice President of People & Culture. Gaarder brings over 20 years of human resource leadership at various global technology organizations, private and public, serving multi-site, diverse organizational structures across private equity, software, med tech, and other high growth companies.

Prior to joining Perforce, Gaarder was the top human resources executive at Calabrio, where she drove several strategic initiatives around talent management and organizational design critical to the growth trajectory of the PE-backed software company.

“Kristin has a strong track record establishing meaningful human-centric leadership across global organizations, which makes her the perfect partner for Perforce and a great addition to our executive team,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce. “As a high growth company driven by organic and acquisition-related activities, Kristin’s deep experience working with global teams in that type of operating model will continue to improve our performance while helping Perforce remain a top place to work.”

Prior to Calabrio, Gaarder held leadership roles at various global organizations including Amplifon and Novartis, and has shown her dedication to creating business value through an engaged employee base at a global level The depth of her experience in key areas will help Perforce to continue to be successful. Gaarder holds an MS in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

“Perforce has experienced significant growth, growing nine times its size in the last eight years,” said Kristin Gaarder, EVP of People & Culture at Perforce. “I’m excited to build on this momentum and continue to evolve the People & Culture function to support Perforce’s growth expectations, while building on the Company’s strong employee-centric culture.”