Gordon Zeilstra

Human Resources Technology Sales Leader, Product Visionary & Growth Strategist
A veteran of Human Resources technology for over 20 years, Gordon has held senior executive roles at some of the HR technology industry’s leading vendors. Notably, he has provided strong leadership at the inflection point of HR tech's most notable growth organizations. Most recently, with SuccessFactors (later acquired by SAP), assisting to move from a Performance & Goals leader into a Core HR and Talent platform leader, while providing leadership in North America and in Asia Pacific in Product Strategy and Sales. Gordon was also an early employee at Taleo (acquired by Oracle), joining in North America and part of the founding team of Taleo Asia Pacific. Prior to Taleo, Gordon was the first International hire at Monster and went on to advise Monster and its parent company, TMP on global partnerships, strategic sales and acquisitions. Zeilstra possesses a deep understanding of HR technologies and global practices and is passionate on emerging trends in this space.

Zeilstra has lived and worked throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and holds directorships in organizations across Asia, Canada and the US. Gordon frequently speaks at a variety of events and conferences on topics such as The Future of Work, Innovation in Human Resources, Building the Workplace of the Future.

Currently based in Canada's Technology Triangle (Waterloo, Ontario), Gordon holds degrees in Communications and Political Science from Trinity Western University, and has been a special advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, a lobbyist on technology issues, a government appointed Economic Development Commissioner and also ran as Federal Candidate in the 2008 Canadian General Election.