Sitecore Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

Jun 17, 2024

International Executive, Sophie Gelsthorpe, Joins Sitecore Digital Experience Software Leader as Chief Human Resources Officer to Drive Transformation and Support Customer Value Creation 


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Sitecore® a global leader in digital experience software, announced the appointment of Sophie Gelsthorpe as Chief Human Resources Officer.

She brings two decades of experience leading people and culture teams within technology organizations. Previously Gelsthorpe advanced human resources functions for OpenTable and KAYAK, Trustwave, and other high-growth businesses. At Sitecore, she will galvanize people and culture strategies to support the company’s strategic objectives and values.

“Sophie joins Sitecore at a time when we are rapidly innovating to deliver the industry’s most advanced content management and digital experience capabilities to global marketing teams,” said Dave O’Flanagan, CEO of Sitecore. “Her passion for people and desire to create the most supportive environment for collaboration and learning enable Sophie to play a pivotal role at the company.”\

Gelsthorpe commented: “I look forward to contributing to Sitecore’s transformation and growth by directly supporting its people. The company’s vision for bringing together content and digital experiences, along with its commitment to working with partners to accelerate customer value, make this an exciting time to join Sitecore.”

Gelsthorpe earned an MA in Human Resource Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a BA in American Studies from the University of Manchester. She is based in London and will lead Sitecore’s human resources team members across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific and Japan.

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