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Los Angeles, CA Developing Talent To Retain Talent


Developing Talent To Retain Talent

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Edie Givens is Senior Vice President of People & Organization at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In this role, she is the HR leader for the Motion Picture Group as well as Talent Acquisition and

Learning and Development for Sony Pictures Entertainment (Motion Pictures, Television, and

Home Entertainment). The motion picture group includes the Columbia Pictures, TriStar, Screen

Gems, and Sony Pictures Classics labels.


A Human Resources leader with over 20 years’ experience in media, entertainment, and high

growth technology companies, Givens is a trusted adviser to C-level leadership and senior

management. Her areas of expertise include organizational design, talent development,

building high performing teams and a true focus on forward-thinking initiatives that drive the

company’s business.


Givens joined Sony Pictures from Sophos, a security start up in the Silicon Valley, where she

worked as Chief Human Resources Officer leading the HR function as the company went public

on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015. Prior to Sophos, she was Vice President, Human

Resources for Yahoo!, where she led HR for multiple organizations, including Global Media,

Sales, and Engineering. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Givens was Senior Director, Human Resources

at Adobe Systems, working closely with engineering leadership as the company’s stock split

three times and grew from 500 employees to over 8,000.


Givens is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. degree in Psychology.