Brent Hyder

President & Chief People Officer


Brent Hyder is President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce. Hyder leads Salesforce’s global people strategy, which includes Employee Success, Recruiting, Office of Equality, Real Estate, and Safety and Security. In his role, Hyder is responsible for building a workplace where tens of thousands of employees embrace the Salesforce values-based culture and collectively believe that business is one of the greatest platforms for change.

Hyder is focused on an empowered employee experience to help people achieve their full potential at work and deliver customer success. He has championed flexible ways of working, which has helped earn the company top spots on best workplace lists, including Great Place to Work, Fortune, People, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn.

Before joining Salesforce, Hyder spent 15 years at Gap where he oversaw its human resources efforts, communications, global security, global sustainability, and the Gap Foundation. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Gap Brand and led Gap Japan as its Representative Director and General Manager. Outside of work, Hyder serves on the board of directors of Enterprise for Youth, a Bay Area nonprofit that helps under-resourced youth reach their potential through transformative paid internship experiences.