Cindy Mayer

Mayer, Cindy


Cindy Mayer serves as adjunct faculty in the Extension Program and TMP at UCSB. Her career includes more than 20 years in Human Resource leadership roles focused on talent acquisition and retention, leadership development, employee engagement, succession planning, and organizational management.

The bulk of Cindy’s career has been providing strategic and tactical HR leadership in both enterprise and mid-size technology companies, including her experience as an HR Business Partner and Manager of Learning and Development at PeopleSoft, Inc., Director of Human Resources at Jacada, Inc., Vice, President of Technology Staffing at SunTrust Banks, Executive Director of Talent Acquisition at Cingular Wireless/AT&T Mobility, Vice President of Recruitment at Disney ABC Television Group, and Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition/HR Business Partner at At, she authored and presented the course “Hiring Your Team” which is available for viewing at

Ms. Mayer graduated with honors from Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree as well as her MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She recently earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and practices part-time as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. However, Cindy’s passion for helping organizations optimize their human resource capital continues. As President of Workforce Strategists, Cindy provides consulting services to small and medium sized business on a range of Human Resource topics.