Terilyn Juarez Monroe

Chief People Officer, Senior Vice President, People & Places


Terilyn joined Varian in 2017. Her team is responsible for translating business strategy into a people, places and culture strategy. In her role as Chief People Officer she partners with leaders and teams across the enterprise to drive transformational change. Her responsibilities include: Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Workforce Analytics, Real Estate & Facilities Management, Crisis Management and Employee & Workplace Experience. She is a member of G100 Network and the G100 Return to Workplace Task Force, as well as Center for Corporate Innovation (CCI) member. Varian is a $3.2B company in over 40 countries around the globe with over 10,000 employees.

Prior to joining Varian, she was Chief People & Culture Officer, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Acxiom Corporation. In that role, Terilyn and her global team partnered closely with business leaders and their teams to design people and culture strategies that accelerated performance and created a great place to work. As a result of this work, in 2017 Acxiom received five best places to work/employer of choice awards (three for the first time ever and two for the first time in 10 years).

In 2015, Terilyn was named one of the Top 50 Global Diversity Professionals in Industry by The Economist, a list that recognizes the achievements of individuals who have made the practice of diversity and inclusion a focus of their careers.

Prior to joining Acxiom, Terilyn served as Intuit’s Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Leader of Global Employee Engagement which also included oversight for the Intuit Foundation. During Terilyn’s 13-year tenure at Intuit, she developed a breadth and depth of experience resulting from rotational assignments and increasing leadership and business partnership responsibilities across most areas of HR. She also sat on several non-profit boards and task forces.

Her experience includes working at Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, Amdocs and Amdahl in the areas of executive communication and coaching, strategic business planning, mergers and acquisitions, community relations, learning and development, employee communications, and global events management. Terilyn graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelors public relations and a minor in business. She and Tom, her husband of 30+ years, have two children - Bridget and David. She and her husband have also been small business owners. In her spare time, Terilyn loves to spend time with her family & friends, practicing yoga, trying new Peleton classes, paddle boarding and traveling.