FinancialForce Appoints Heather Gille as Chief People Officer

San Francisco, December 1, 2021Certinia, the leading provider of customer-centric business applications across finance, services, and customer success teams, today announced the appointment of Heather Gille as Chief People Officer reporting to CEO Scott Brown. Gille brings more than 15 years of executive experience across the full spectrum of HR responsibilities. She will be instrumental in developing and executing HR strategies in support of organizational growth, specifically in the areas of talent management, compensation and benefits, training and development, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

“Our success is only possible because of our people; it’s our people that make Certinia such an amazing place to work,” said Scott Brown, CEO of Certinia. “I’m thrilled to welcome Heather to our executive team and look forward to her helping us strengthen our commitment to innovative HR practices and further deepen our outstanding culture. Heather has a wealth of experience with global companies and there is no one better to support our continued growth and lead our people to the next level.”

Most recently, Gille was Global Vice President, People and Workplace at Glu Mobile, where she oversaw a team of 38 professionals and drove due diligence and integration for the $2.4 billion acquisition of Glu Mobile by Electronics Arts. Prior to that, Gille served as the Vice President, Human Resources at McKesson, where she created and led the company’s Center of Excellence for all issues related to human resources within mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Earlier in her career, Gille was Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Global Enterprise Operations at Gap Inc., where she established the 3- and 5-year vision that shaped the retailer’s global and diverse recruitment strategies and staffing efforts.

“The role of human resources is more strategically important than ever, and I am thrilled to join Certinia at this very exciting time of growth,” said Gille. “I’ve been deeply impressed with the emphasis that Certinia places on its people and I look forward to developing a talent strategy and enhanced company culture that allows us to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry while ensuring that Certinia remains a place where everyone is empowered to do their very best work.”

Gille holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University.

About Certinia

Certinia accelerates business growth with customer-centric ERP, Professional Services Automation (PSA), and Customer Success solutions. Run on the leading cloud platform, Salesforce, Certinia enables organizations to see their customers in full color to unlock customer insights, deliver innovative experiences, run a digital business, and achieve agility and resilience. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Certinia is backed by Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and Technology Crossover Ventures. For more information, visit

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