Private Talk+Q&A with Zaina Orbai, VP, Global Head of People at Mapbox (#Se...

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Live Q&A with Zaina Orbai

VP, Global Head of People at Mapbox (#Series C)

Former Yelp (#IPO)

Learn how to tackle a wide range of management challenges by asking industry leaders about their experiences through live Q&A webinars.

- Session format (60´):

10´ | Guest intro

50´ | Attendees intro and Q&A

*Please note that these sessions are exclusive to scaleups that meet the following criteria:

You are Series B-C (Exceptions: very late A)

>100 employees



Zaina is the Vice President of Human Resources at Yelp. Zaina joined Yelp in 2011 and built the Global HR Operations function from inception to current. She has supported the company to successfully scale and grow from pre-IPO of 500 employees to current 5000+ employees. Previously, Zaina worked for 10 years in the Retail & Consumer space and held several HR and management roles at Levi Strauss, Target and Mervyns. She has led a range of HR functional areas - recruiting, talent management, employee relations, systems, compensation, and benefits.

Zaina has her Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification. Zaina earned a bachelor's in business with a minor in management information systems from California Polytechnic University, SLO and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management

• 15+ years of management and HR leadership experience driving strategic initiatives in Technology, Retail and Non-Profit organizations
• Successfully solved HR challenges to support key business objectives in rapidly changing organizations: high growth, IPO, mergers & acquisitions, global expansion, store openings/closures, bankruptcy and restructuring
• Strong, versatile and proven HR experience in a wide range of functional areas including recruiting, talent management, employee relations, HR technology, operations and total rewards
• Supported a diverse workforce of technical, non-technical, remote, international, salaried and hourly employee base


Mapbox is a location data platform for mobile and web applications. The company provides building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create.

Location is built into the fabric of our daily experiences. Whether you’re exploring a city with Lonely Planet, seeing if it’s going to rain on, tracking breaking news on Bloomberg, or checking your ETA in Lyft — location is essential to every one of these applications, and they’re powered by Mapbox.


Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Its platform covers various local business categories, including restaurants, shopping, beauty and fitness, arts, entertainment and events, home and local services, health, nightlife, travel and hotel, auto, and others categories.

Yelp was launched in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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