Diane Zile


Diane Zile is a passionate, experienced leader who most recently held the role of Chief People Officer at OtterBox, a company frequently recognized for their engaging culture and innovative people practices. Previously, Diane co-founded the strategic business consultancy Whole Strategies. She has held senior leadership roles at McStain Neighborhoods and Level 3 Communications and has more than 20 years of strategic human resources experience at Fortune 500 companies, including YUM! Brands and Macy’s.

Diane’s areas of experience and expertise include Strategic Planning, Organizational Structure and Design, Culture Integration, Performance Management, Total Rewards, Communications, Diversity and Inclusion, Recruitment and Selection, Leadership Development, Training Design and Delivery, Executive Coaching as well as Mergers and Acquisitions.

Diane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Towson University and received her Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is certified in the Paterson StratOp® and LifePlan® processes which were used extensively during her tenure at OtterBox to drive exponential growth and success. Diane is also certified in the DiSC, Emergenetics®, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) assessments that are used to improve team dynamics and maximize effectiveness.  Diane has completed the ACTP Transformational Coaching Program with Blue Mesa Group and is pending certification as a professional coach with the International Coaching Federation.

Diane speaks nationally on the topics of organizational culture and employee engagement.  She is a professional member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the National Speakers Association (NSA).  She enjoys traveling with her husband David and hiking in the foothills with their pups, Hilo, Kahu & Kailua. She is passionate about theatre and the arts and serves on the board of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company.  Diane also serves on the boards of the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau Trust and Hunger Free Colorado.