Karen Gaydon

Operating Partner

team member

Ms. Gaydon joined AS Equity Partners as an Operating Partner. She is responsible for working collaboratively with portfolio management teams to ensure the strongest leaders, talent processes and structures are in place to drive value, produce best-in-class performance and accelerate revenue growth.

Ms. Gaydon has held a variety of Chief People Officer, Senior Leadership and Board roles both in the U.K. and in Silicon Valley, California. She has deep experience in leading a Human Resources function and partnering with CEOs to develop strategic and operational plans that solve critical business challenges and deliver results.

Career Overview

2020 Operating Partner, AS Equity Partners
2017–2020 Chief People Officer, Zuora Inc
2012–2017 Chief People officer, Synaptics Inc
2001–2012 Vice President, Human Resources, Hewlett-Packard Inc


Bachelor of Science, Organisational Behaviour, University of San Francisco
Higher National Diploma, Business and Finance, University of the South West