Vice-President, Human Resources
With over 25 years of experience in both the hi-tech and defence sectors, Caroline Tylko is passionate about developing HR solutions that reflect at their core a deep appreciation for the relationship between people and business.
This balance, coupled with her hands-on experience in all HR disciplines is evidenced in her vision and delivery of complex programs and multi-dimensional systems throughout her career. Most recently as Director, Global Total Rewards, Mobility and Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems- International, she completed the design and implementation of the global organizational and compensation structure, providing a universal foundation for key elements such as talent acquisition and development, total rewards and strategic resource planning.
Caroline will be the first to tell you that she is not a perfect leader and nor does she aspire to be one, but that she is highly conscious of the need to challenge her thinking and the wake that she leaves as a leader. Respect, transparency, honesty and a dedication to the career development of others are part of her core values.
Prior to joining General Dynamics Mission Systems – International 14 years ago, Caroline held progressive positions as Divisional VP HR and Corporate Sr. Director Global Compensation at Spirent Communications. She’s also held a series of key HR roles at Newbridge Networks, the Grace Maternity/IWK Hospital and Reader’s Digest. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Concordia University and is an avid reader and continuous learner.
Her colleagues call her Cat, but she’ll quickly tell you she’s a dog lover.