Alan Kaye

Former CHRO
Alan Kaye is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Mattel, Inc., overseeing the human resources activities for a worldwide employee population of more than 30,000.  His areas of responsibility span all aspects of global Human Resources, including compensation and benefits, leadership development, organizational development and training, recruitment and employee relations, succession planning, people systems and Human Resources policies, as well as global security and facilities.  Alan has served 5 Mattel CEOs during his tenure and has not only recruited most of the senior Mattel talent to the company, but also helped facilitate the recruiting of most of the company’s Directors.  Alan has worked extensively with the Board and has coordinated the activities with the Compensation and Governance committees.
With more than 40 years of experience in human resources management for predominately multi-national organizations, Kaye is a member of the Mattel Leadership Team and reports directly to the CEO.  He has been leading Mattel’s Human Resources function for the past 18 years and has worked in all global markets during his HR tenure.  
Prior to Mattel, Kaye headed Human Resources and other corporate services for two other FORTUNE 500 companies; one a multinational company in the construction industry, and one in the banking industry.  In each role, besides working closely with the senior management team and Chairman/CEO, he supported the Board of Directors focusing on the operations of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Earlier in his career he also served as director of high technology consulting for the compensation consulting firm, The Hay Group.  Kaye began his career with IBM Corporation serving 12 years in human resources management positions of increasing responsibility assigned to various domestic and international entities within the corporation.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A. in industrial relations from the University of California at Los Angeles. Kaye is a frequent guest speaker at several graduate schools of business and Human Resource functional programs, both domestically and internationally.
Kaye also serves as Vice Chairman and President of the Mattel Children’s Foundation Board of Directors, is on the Board of the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and is on the Dean’s Advisory Council of UC Irvine’s Merage Graduate School of Business.