Silvia Johnson is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Ridgeline, Inc., an Incline Village-based financial technology startup serving the asset management industry. Since joining Ridgeline in August of 2018, she has grown the company from 15 to over 200 employees, most of whom reside in the Reno/Tahoe area. Her leadership has also ensured high levels of engagement, leading to accolades, including Best Place to Work in Northern Nevada for medium sized businesses.
Prior to joining Ridgeline, Silvia transformed the diversity and employee life cycle strategy for Symantec as Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Global Talent. Before Symantec, she founded and led her own consulting firm; earlier in her career, she oversaw the development and reinvention of several employee strategies at both Intuit and Xilinx.
Born in El Salvador, Silvia and her family immigrated to the U.S. during her early childhood. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She also recently graduated from Sierra Nevada University with her MFA in Creative Writing.