Glenn Elliott

Glenn is Tenzing’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Chair of The Entrepreneur’s Panel.

Glenn has been with us from the start. Since 2016 he has chaired our Entrepreneur’s Panel and then he joined us full time in March 2020 to build and develop the Growth team. He spends much of his time running our Sherpa Programme develops the Subject Specialists and provides ad-hoc advice and guidance to our Founders, CEO’s and their management teams – but only when they want it.

In November 2021 he became Chair of our MPLC business where he works closely with the new CEO Rory Sheddon.

Glenn is a serial entrepreneur and brings two decades of CEO experience with him. In 2006, he founded the fast growth HR Tech business Reward Gateway and he led that through two periods of private equity ownership before handing over the CEO job in 2018. Between 2010 and 2021 he sold Reward Gateway three times to three different private equity investors.

He is an expert on product, engineering, sales and marketing and is passionate about leadership, company culture, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and social justice. In 2018, he wrote the bestselling HR and leadership book, Build it: A Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement.

He is based in Berlin, Germany so lives his whole working life in Zoom. Most of us have never seen his feet!

Favourite quote

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

– Maya Angelou




  • Day off – Netflix in bed
  • Holiday – Staycation, always
  • Hobby – Houseplants
  • Food – Mexican
  • Drink – His current addiction is Crodino as a mixer
  • Exercise – Weights, he’s in the gym six days a week
  • TV – Schitt’s Creek, Sense8, Deutschland, The Great, For all Mankind

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