Glenn Elliott

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

His job is to help our companies to grow. He spends much of his time running our Sherpa Programme which he founded. He also chairs our Entrepreneur’s Panel, develops our Subject Specialists team and provides ad-hoc advice and guidance to our Founders, CEO’s and their management teams – but only when they ask for it.

Glenn is a serial entrepreneur and brings two decades of CEO experience to Tenzing. 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 has worked with Tenzing since we started in 2016 and joined us full time in 2020 to build, lead and develop our Growth Team.

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 Amazon HR Bestseller, Build it: A Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement.

He is currently working with our own Shelley Lavery to co-author his second book Win it: A Rebel Playbook for Sales Success which is available for pre-order now. It is due to be published in June 2023 a year later than planned which is says is obviously a Covid effect.

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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