Gina Cruse is a visionary human resources professional who has been artfully blending her knowledge and experience with genuine warmth and focus on business results for over 25 years. She is known as someone who leads by example and empowers her team to deliver high quality, impactful solutions. Gina’s approach to talent development and acquisition is proactive and attracts top talent through innovative and resourceful recruiting programs that deliver desired results. She encourages creative problem solving and is a champion for her team both inside and outside the company.
Currently, Gina is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Financial Engines. In this role, she is responsible for collaborating with the senior leaders to develop HR strategies and initiatives that support the business objectives and the team. Financial Engines provides retirement and financial advice to millions and has doubled in size during Gina’s tenure. Gina has kept pace with the company’s growth and encouraged her team to do the same, by providing scalable solutions and proactive engagement programs to ensure the company meets its business objectives within a unifying culture. Her previous roles include the the Vice President of Human Resources at Saba, a leader in the human capital management space, and the Group Director of Human Resources at Cadence Design Systems.
Gina loves to see the world and experience different cultures. She has visited 13 countries and is still counting. Each year she chooses a destination that will provide spiritual or personal growth. Her two favorites have been a yoga trip to Florence, Italy, and a meditation retreat in Tulum, Mexico. When she is not working or travelling, Gina can be found hiking through the Bay Area, enjoying good food, or drinking a home-brewed beer.
This California native lives in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose with her fiancé and large blended family of four children, three cats, and two dogs.
Gina completed her degree in business at Mission College, in Santa Clara, California.