Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Tamar joined East Wind as a Senior Advisor in 2022. Tamar has spent over 30 years in the human capital and enterprise education field, including 25 years as the Chief Learning and Talent Officer at Qualcomm. Throughout her career she has had extensive experience with entrepreneurs and executives scaling companies, managing growth, leading transformations and building leadership teams. Tamar is a recognized thought leader on the future of work, strategic talent development and education technology.

After her long tenure at Qualcomm, Tamar served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for two rapidly growing technology start-ups and was also the Chief Talent Executive for Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. She has authored four books on enterprise education and was named "Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year" by CLO Magazine.

Her governance roles include Board Director for GP Strategies (NYSE: GPX), G3 VRM (NASDAQ: GGGV), Open Sesame, The Forbes School of Business & Technology at The University of Arizona and the Editorial Board for CLO Magazine, a multimedia publication for the enterprise learning market. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and The Conference Board’s Executive Council on Talent and Organizational Development. She holds both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.

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