Natasha A. Barksdale

Head of People at Anjuna

Natasha A. Barksdale is the current Head of People at Anjuna. Prior to this, they served as the Head of People Operations at Tophatter from January 2018 to August 2021. Before that, they were with OpenDNS - a part of Cisco - from August 2011 to January 2018, where they were responsible for employee engagement and retention programs, onboarding new hires, administering and analyzing employee surveys, and more.

Barksdale is skilled in developing creative programs that establish and maintain culture across changing organizations. Natasha has also managed performance review and 360 review processes, rolled out career development programs, and assisted with Cisco acquisition integration activities. With their wealth of experience in HR, they are well-equipped to handle the people operations at Anjuna.

Natasha A. Barksdale has a BA in Communication Studies from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Natasha is a Certified PI Practitioner from The Predictive Index and has a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute. Natasha also has a Training Certificate from the Association for Talent Development.

Their manager is Ayal Yogev, Chief Executive Officer. Natasha A. Barksdale works with Mark Bower - VP, Product Management, Yan Michalevsky - CTO & Co-Founder, and Trent Hall - VP Alliances & Cloud.


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  • Head of People

    September, 2021 - present

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