News: Bumble appoints Salesforce’s David Ard as Chief People Officer


Bumble appoints Salesforce’s David Ard as Chief People Officer

In his previous roles, David Ard served in global organisations including Salesforce, Gap Inc, Slack, and Equinox, bringing around 30 years of experience encompassing culture, talent development, engagement, and employee success.
Bumble appoints Salesforce’s David Ard as Chief People Officer

Bumble Inc. has announced the appointment of David Ard as the Chief People Officer, with immediate effect.

In his new role, David brings around three decades of experience across software technology, luxury fitness, retail, food and beverage, media, and consulting sectors. He most recently served at Salesforce as the Senior Vice President of Employee Success. He will be responsible for spearheading the company’s people and work strategies including, creating a positive work culture, talent acquisition and development, and ensuring employees's well-being and engagement.

In his previous roles, David worked with Slack as the Senior Vice President, Head of Employee Success, Equinox as the Executive VP and Chief People Officer, and Gap Inc as the Senior Vice President and Global Head of People & Culture and Communications. His core competencies include HR strategy, culture change, mergers & acquisitions, creative strategy, executive search recruitment, change management, performance management, talent acquisition, HR transformation, project management, strategic planning, employee engagement, organisational development, talent management, and training and development.

Along with David, the company also welcomed Ali Rayl as the Chief Product Officer, Antoine Leblond as Chief Technology Officer, and Selby Drummond as the Chief Marketing Officer. They will work directly with the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Lidiane Jones.

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Welcoming all the leaders on the executive team, CEO Lidiane stated, “I am thrilled to bring these proven technology leaders to Bumble to help unlock the next chapter of growth and opportunity. With Ali, Antoine, David, and Selby leading critical functions of our business, we are well-equipped to capture the opportunities ahead of us and advance our mission to create healthy and equitable relationships throughout our customers' lives, while ensuring a sharp focus on creating the best user experience in our products. I know Bumble will benefit from Ali’s experience overseeing viral user growth, Antoine’s deep engineering, product, and software expertise, and David’s track record as a people leader in the technology industry. Selby has been integral to Bumble's success, and through her expanded role, she will help enable us to further our reach and build even more meaningful connections.”

David also posted on LinkedIn, “I’m thrilled to share that I’m starting a new position as Chief People Officer at Bumble Inc.! Healthy relationships are central to living a positive, productive life."

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