Chief Legal and People Officer at Rackspace
Holly Windham is executive vice president, chief legal and people officer and general counsel with Rackspace. From Rackspace’s headquarters in San Antonio, she leads legal and human resources teams on four continents. Prior to Rackspace, Windham held senior positions at Axiom Global, where she advised Google on its cloud offerings, and at Hewlett Packard, where she was one of its top two-hundred executives and one of three women deputy general counsels in its eight-hundred person, legal organization. She began her career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLC, representing clients in Texas, California, New York and Hawaii. She has been recognized by Law Week Colorado as a Top Woman Lawyer in 2014. Windham’s leadership philosophy is to elevate those around her by helping them to recognize their potential and to create their own career paths. She believes opportunities are gifts that are meant to be both maximized, and reciprocated. She has combined her passion for business and technology with her belief in creating opportunities for others by serving on the advisory board for the Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship where she mentors college entrepreneurs in advancing their ideas and launching start-ups. Windham earned a BA summa cum laude, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.