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Eileen Naughton

Board Member

Portrait of Eileen Naughton

Eileen Naughton serves as an Intercom advisor and board member. She retired from Google in June 2021 as Chief People Officer and a member of Google’s executive leadership team. 

Eileen joined Google in 2006 and was named Chief People Officer and Vice President of People Operations in September 2016, overseeing all aspects of Human Resource Management at Google, including Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Benefits, Human Resources Consulting, People Analytics, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global HR Operations for a workforce that doubled to 135,000 during her tenure as CPO. 

Between 2014 and 2016, Eileen was Vice President and Managing Director for Google UK and Ireland, responsible for business operations in Google’s second-largest market. Earlier, as Vice President of Global Sales, she was Google’s Senior Relationship Manager with its largest advertising and agency clients. She led sales and operations for YouTube’s and Google’s display advertising business in the United States and Americas, and the post-acquisition integration of DoubleClick ad-tech platforms into Google’s operations. 

Prior to joining Google, Eileen held a number of executive positions at Time Warner Inc. as President of TIME magazine, General Manager of Fortune magazine, and VP of Investor Relations and President of Time Inc. Interactive where she was responsible for the digital assets of Time Warner’s publishing division.

Eileen is a board member of Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager where she serves on its conflicts committee; Zscaler, the leading cloud-based network security company; Olive AI, a company building AI solutions to automate healthcare administration where she chairs its compensation committee; and The Center for Discovery, a learning, living, and research center that transforms the lives of people with disabilities. She earlier sat on the Boards of Directors of L’Oreal where she served on its compensation committee, and The XOGroup, serving on its audit committee.

At TIME, she hosted a Global Health Summit in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and was a member of the Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS. She received a Matrix Award in 2014 from NY Women in Communications, and was named a "Woman of Valor" by the American Diabetes Association for her work to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic. In 2009, she was featured in How Remarkable Women Lead, a book focusing on successful female leaders by McKinsey & Company consultants, Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston.

Eileen holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from its Wharton School.