Laura Thiele

Chief People Officer at Optimizely

Laura Thiele is Chief People Officer at Optimizely, responsible for HR strategy and HR execution. Laura leads an amazing team of colleagues focused on talent acquisition, retention, development, transformation, operations, and culture. Previously she was Head of HR of SAP Ariba and SAP Customer Experience. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s from Villanova University, and taught HR technology there as well. She resides in Phoenixville, PA with her husband and three teen boys.



  • Chief People Officer

    October, 2020 - present

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