Monica Van Berkel has global responsibility for the acceleration of the company’s growth through human resources leadership, recruitment, and development of top-industry talent, and for building a strong corporate culture centered on engagement, agility, and innovation.
Monica joined CalAmp in 2015 and currently serves as senior vice president of human resources. With more than two decades of experience in high-tech companies, Monica brings extensive knowledge and experience in working with large cross-functional projects, handling mergers and acquisitions, and designing robust short- and long-term incentive plans. Under Monica’s leadership, CalAmp was honored to receive Cigna’s Well Being Award 2021 for an outstanding culture of well-being.
Monica is a trusted human resources leader. Born to immigrant parents, Monica as a second-generation Latina understands all too well the importance of creating diverse and engaged teams that enable the extraordinary. Throughout her 20-year career, she has delivered comprehensive people programs, led large-scale end-to-end business initiatives (including corporate reorganizations, divestitures, and integrations of global M&A activities), and driven cultural transformations.
Before joining CalAmp, Monica served as the chief administrative officer at EMCORE Corporation from 2004 to 2015 where she was responsible for both the human resources and information technology functions, setting their strategies and ensuring their alignment to the business. Earlier in her career, Monica held key human resources roles at companies such as First Data Corporation, Gateway, Western Digital, and Hoya Corporation.
Monica holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administration of justice from San Jose State University.