Andrea “Andee” Nieto was named Chief of Staff to CEO Victor Peng in October 2018. As a member of Xilinx’s executive team, Nieto drives the coordination of activities that support the company’s strategic planning and business management processes. She also oversees crisis management, as well as provides direction for internal communication, in support of the CEO Office.
Nieto joined Xilinx in June 2013, to lead the Human Resources (HR) Business Partners team. She also managed the Global HR Operations team as well as the Employee Communication and Events department. Under her leadership, Xilinx deployed a user-centric employee shared services center, implemented a new communication strategy to align and engage employees, and launched a new employee recognition program.
Before joining Xilinx, Nieto worked at Cisco for 18 years in a variety of HR roles. She was the Chief of Staff to the executive vice president of Human Resources. Prior to that, she supported the organization in multiple talent management, business partner, operations, and staffing roles.
Nieto has extensive experience in strategic planning, business operations, and process re-architecture. Her HR career experience includes organizational design, business partner leadership, executive coaching, global talent management, employee engagement and retention, and change management.
Nieto holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Speech Communication from San Jose State University. She also has professional certifications in advanced facilitation, leadership coaching, change management, and organizational design.