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Brent Hyder Joins Salesforce as President and Chief People Officer

We’re excited to share that Brent Hyder has joined Salesforce as our new Chief People Officer. Brent will be reporting to Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block, and will start in his new role on September 30, 2019.

As President and Chief People Officer, Brent will be responsible for overseeing Salesforce’s Employee Success organization, which is dedicated to hiring and engaging our incredible team of more than 45,000 employees and growing.

“Salesforce’s award winning reputation is second to none when it comes to employee success. I couldn’t be more proud to join the company, and am looking forward to working with the team to build upon so much of what’s already been created,” said Hyder.

“Our employees are the heart of Salesforce’s success, and Brent will play an essential role in enabling us to attract the top talent in our industry and maintain Salesforce’s status as a best place to work,” said Salesforce co-CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block. “Brent is an incredible addition to our leadership team as Chief People Officer and we’re thrilled to welcome him to Salesforce.”

Brent joins Salesforce from Gap Inc., where he has spent the last 15 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. In this position, Brent oversaw all aspects of human resources, including the company’s equal pay, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, innovative talent management and hiring initiatives. While at Gap Inc., Brent also led communications, global sustainability and Gap Foundation. In addition to his more than 20 years of HR experience, Brent has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gap Brand and as the Vice President, General Manager and Representative Director of Gap Japan KK.

Brent received his Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management from Brigham Young University. He is on the Board of Directors of Enterprise for Youth, a Bay-area non-profit that helps under-resourced youth reach their potential through transformative paid internship experiences.


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