About Verisign
Executive Biographies

The Verisign Executive team brings a tremendous breadth of expertise and talent.

Ellen Petrocci

Senior Vice President, Human Resources


As senior vice president of human resources, Ellen Petrocci is responsible for the company’s global human resources talent management strategy and functions, which include diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, leadership and organizational development, compensation, benefits, and employee communications.

Ellen joined Verisign in 2013, as vice president of compensation and benefits, then was promoted to vice president of human resources later that year. Prior to that, she was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was responsible for people strategy, human capital analytics, change management and global reward systems. Ellen also served in various senior management roles in other companies such as Nextel (later becoming Sprint Nextel), and Inova Health System, among others.

Ellen holds a Master of Business Administration from American University, Kogod School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Syracuse University.


  • D. James Bidzos

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

  • George Kilguss III

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Thomas Indelicarto

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

  • Danny McPherson

    Executive Vice President, Engineering, Operations, and Chief Security Officer