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Elastic Names Joanna Daly Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior executive with deep expertise in human resources for technology companies joins Elastic

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch®, today announced the appointment of Joanna Daly as chief human resources officer (CHRO) effective July 18, 2023. Reporting to Elastic CEO Ash Kulkarni, Daly will be responsible for Elastic’s human resources (HR) strategy and operations, talent management, and compensation and benefits, as Elastic continues to build on its global reputation as the leading search platform.

Daly has more than 20 years of global HR experience, including HR leadership roles in IBM’s consulting and technology businesses and the company’s compensation and talent organizations. As the head of the Elastic HR team, Daly’s focus will be on supporting scalable growth of the company, building on the existing strong foundation.

“I am delighted to welcome Joanna Daly to lead our HR team and ignite Elasticians worldwide in support of our strategic direction,” said Ash Kulkarni, CEO, Elastic. “Joanna’s leadership, insights, and perspective from over 20 years of global HR leadership in the technology industry will be instrumental to the long-term success of our business and culture, and deliver on our goal of becoming a generational company.”

“I am honored to join Elastic, an organization recognized as a great place to work, to support the company’s next phase of growth,” said Joanna Daly, CHRO, Elastic. “The innovative spirit that is characteristic of the Elastic brand is what allows Elasticians to thrive and grow and help customers deliver on the promise of technologies like Generative AI—today. I am excited to build on this strong foundation of care for technology, customers and people.”

Most recently, Daly served as vice president, Total Rewards at IBM, where she held global responsibility for the design and delivery of all compensation and benefits programs in addition to Corporate Health and Safety for their 300,000 employees. Daly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and a Master of Business Administration, both from Syracuse University.