Vina Leite

Chief People Officer


As Chief People Officer of The Trade Desk, Vina leads all aspects of global human resource strategy and operations. The HR team is dedicated to creating a unique employee experience, evolving and strengthening the company’s values-driven culture. As the people leader of a fast-growth company, Vina strives to inspire and hire those who will shape the future of advertising technology and work together to build memorable careers.

Before joining The Trade Desk, Vina served as Chief People Officer at the cybersecurity firm Cylance Inc., which was acquired by BlackBerry in 2019. At Cylance she led the company through rapid growth to be recognized as one of the Great Places to Work in Orange County. Vina has previously held several other HR leadership roles in the technology sector, including as CHRO at QLogic, VP of HR at EMC, and CHRO at Unicom. She is known for her ability to unify and grow global HR organizations to meet the needs of rapidly evolving technology companies.

Vina currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Cyvatar, a transformative provider of cybersecurity solutions founded by industry experts. She is a member of the National Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Committed to giving back to the community, Vina invests time as a volunteer consultant to the Cape Verdean American Association, helping recent immigrants from the islands which are home to her extended family. She is a longstanding supporter of organizations dedicated to helping women and their children, as well as victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking.

Vina graduated with an M.S. in Organizational Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University in Minneapolis. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Rhode Island College, and Professional HR Certification and HR Management from Roger Williams University.

A mother of two, Vina lives in Southern California with her husband.