Gusto, the leading payroll, benefits and HR technology platform for
small businesses in the U.S., announced today that Danielle Brown will
join the company as chief people officer.
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Danielle Brown joins Gusto as its chief people officer. She was most recently vice president, employee engagement at Google. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Danielle is a radically candid thought partner and leader who has
consistently built world-renowned cultures where people are empowered to
do their best work. She has dedicated her career to creating workplaces
where people can thrive and belong, and I’m excited to work with her as
we scale Gusto in the coming years,” said Gusto Co-Founder and Chief
Executive Officer Josh Reeves.
The appointment comes on the heels of Gusto’s incredible growth as it
counts more than 1 percent of all employers in the U.S. as customers,
and the company added more than 800 employees since 2012, with plans to
hire hundreds more in the coming years.
As chief people officer, Brown will lead talent acquisition, talent
development, employee experience, diversity and belonging, people
operations and workplace environment initiatives at Gusto. She will also
work to reinvent HR as an advocate for Gusto’s more than 60,000 small
and medium-sized business customers across the U.S.
“I am excited to join Gusto, which many small business owners and
entrepreneurs rely on as the one system to serve all their people and
team needs. Few chief people officers ever have the opportunity to shape
the future of work meaningfully, and I cannot wait to help Gusto serve
the 60 million people employed by small businesses in the U.S.,” said
Brown most recently led employee relations, people operations governance
and compliance and diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and programs
at Google as vice president, employee engagement. She also served as
Google’s chief diversity and inclusion officer.
Before joining Google in 2017, Brown was vice president and group chief
human resources officer at Intel Corporation, where she oversaw
business-facing HR for Intel’s manufacturing, sales and G&A functions
and led executive talent management. Prior to that, she served as vice
president and chief diversity and inclusion officer and was also chief
of staff to Intel’s chief executive officer.
Brown began her career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and
also spent nearly a decade in the biotechnology industry in sales and
To find a career opportunity at Gusto or learn more about how Gusto
employees are creating a world where work empowers a better life, visit gusto.com/careers.
Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life.
By making the most complicated business tasks simple and personal, Gusto
is reimagining payroll, benefits and HR for modern companies. Gusto
serves over 60,000 companies nationwide and has offices in San Francisco