Tina Jones is the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Cadence Design Systems, a company with nearly 8,000 employees who work in 20+ different countries. Cadence is a $20+ billion Intelligent System Design company that provides the tools, software, and IP to help customers build great products that connect the world. Tina is responsible for the company’s employee policies and practices, including hiring with a focus on universities, talent and performance management, learning and development, organizational design, succession planning, compensation and benefits. Tina is the Executive Sponsor for the Women@Cadence initiative and the Cadence Cares community engagement program. For the past 12 years, Tina has led the talent strategies that helped to transform the company culture and spark its remarkable turnaround, which has contributed to the company’s 20x growth in market cap. During that time, Cadence doubled the size of its team, experienced 10 consecutive years of revenue and profitability growth, and has been recognized for five consecutive years as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Tina is passionate about working with the CEO, Executive Management team and the Board on the company’s employer brand, employee engagement and strategic issues related to Cadence’s talent. Tina has not always worked in HR, but started her career as a litigator with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. After seven years as an associate at a big firm, where she worked in San Francisco, London and Silicon Valley, Tina went in house to lead the litigation, employment and executive compensation practice at Cadence. In 2007, she was asked by the CEO to lead Cadence’s HR team. Tina received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School, where she served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Tina then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In support of her passion for the fine arts and education, Tina serves on the Board of the Menlowe Ballet. Tina was a 2008 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award winner.