Rebecca Ranninger

Rebecca Ranninger

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

As senior vice president of Human Resources, Rebecca Ranninger oversees strategic workforce management at Symantec. She manages the planning, direction and implementation of Symantec's global personnel programs and policies and participates in the overall executive management of the company.

Reporting to her is a worldwide human resources organization, which serves all of Symantec's employees in the areas of human resource services, compensation, benefits, organizational development, training, EEO compliance, recruiting, staffing, and all other aspects of human capital management. Ranninger also acts as secretary and corporate liaison for Symantec's Compensation Committee, which deals with all aspects of employee, executive and board of director compensation.

Before taking the helm in Human Resources in 1997, Ranninger was a corporate litigator, serving as a trial attorney and as Director of Litigation for Symantec. Her trial work covered all aspects of the high tech industry, including employee disputes, mergers and acquisitions, international sales, intellectual property and software licensing issues.

In her Human Resources role, Ranninger has overseen the successful acquisition of over two dozen companies, both public and private. She has also built a recruiting and staffing function that has brought over 10,000 employees into the company worldwide in the last several years.

She has testified before the Securities Exchange Commission and has addressed trade and industry groups on topics ranging from document retention policies to shareholder litigation reform, to the successful integration of large workforces.

Before joining Symantec in 1991, Ranninger was a business litigator with the San Francisco-based law firm Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, where she gained front line experience in intellectual property and securities litigation.

Ranninger holds a juris doctorate from Stanford University, a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University, and a bachelor's degree Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. She has also completed the Human Resource Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and the Stanford Directors College at Stanford Law School.

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