BambooHR names first head of HR

The new role was created after the company hired 600 employees last year

BambooHR names first head of HR

HR tech firm BambooHR has announced that Anita Grantham will serve as head of HR.

In this newly created position, Grantham will lead the existing team of HR professionals as the Lindon, UT-based company continues its growth trajectory, significantly adding to its current employee base and expanding hiring in new states.

“Connecting human hearts to a mission that inspires them is my passion, and BambooHR's values-driven culture has all the right elements for the next step in my career,” Grantham said in a press release. “As the daughter and granddaughter of entrepreneurs, I have seen first-hand the personal impact HR can have on families and communities and believe strongly in the difference our product can make to growing businesses and the people who work for them.”

Grantham spent the last five years as chief people officer of Draper, UT-based Pluralsight, Inc., a technology workforce development company. During her time there, she and her team built a culture that was recognized as Fortune's Best Companies to Work For and Fortune's Best Workplaces in Technology, among other honors. She also developed Pluralsight's culture and employee experience during a period of rapid expansion, as the company grew from 300 to 2,000 employees, and expanded to a dozen countries in five years.

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“Anita's track record as a culture champion with deep experience in technology and SaaS at high-growth companies will take our own HR team to the next level,” said Brad Rencher, CEO of BambooHR. “Her leadership will be invaluable as we continue on our journey to be the industry-defining leader in HR technology.”

Serving more than 27,000 organizations, BambooHR hired 600 people last year to reach more than 1,000 employees. As the company continues its growth in 2022 and beyond, hiring, onboarding and providing a great employee experience are top priorities. BambooHR customers include innovators like San Francisco-based Asana, Foursquare, San Clemente, CA-based Stance, San Francisco-based Change.org, Jane.com, and San Francisco-based Postmates.

Also announced on March 21, Scholastic has named Cristina Juvier as its first chief people officer. According to the global children's publishing, education and media company, this new role is designed to bring broad, strategic HR leadership to best support employees. Juvier will lead Scholastic's HR organization in the United States, as well as serve as a global resource to bring best practices to offices throughout the world with a focus on professional development and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) initiatives.

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