Brent Hyder

President & Chief People Officer


Brent Hyder is responsible for driving Salesforce’s companywide people strategy and leading all aspects of Employee Success, including the company’s Equality initiatives, equal pay assessment, workforce planning, and talent experience. His team is on the front lines of driving Salesforce’s award-winning culture and is dedicated to hiring and engaging tens of thousands of employees worldwide.

Before joining Salesforce in September 2019, Hyder spent 15 years at Gap Inc. where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. In this position, he oversaw its human resources efforts, including equal pay, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, and employee engagement and recruiting. While at Gap Inc., Hyder also led communications, global sustainability, and the Gap Foundation. In addition to his more than 20 years of HR experience, he has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gap Brand and as the Vice President, General Manager and Representative Director of Gap Japan KK.

Hyder received his bachelor’s degree in retail management from Brigham Young University. He is also proud to be 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.