Deborah (Debbie) Byron is a seasoned global executive with over 30 years of experience leading change in corporate businesses, professional services, and educational institutions. Debbie currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Risk Management Solutions, the world leader in catastrophe risk modeling solutions for the global insurance industry.
Prior to joining RMS, Debbie was SVP of Worldwide Human Resources for Business Objects, a French/US software company, through its acquisition by SAP in early 2008. Previously, Debbie was the COO for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, an international law firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Debbie has also held executive leadership positions for the California State Automobile Association, and Tandem Computers, and has been principal of her own organizational consulting practice. She has demonstrated expertise in mergers and acquisitions, major organizational change management, human resources, business operations, succession planning and development of career/succession programs, particularly for women.
Debbie serves as a trustee of Harvey Mudd College, a premier engineering, science and technology institution. Debbie previously chaired the Stanford Women on Boards Initiative, and the Career Action Center. Debbie also served as a publicly elected board member and president of the top-ranked Cupertino Union School District.
Debbie graduated from Stanford University and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Jeff have two grown children and make their home in Los Altos and Carmel, California.