Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Glenn Elliott

Glenn is Tenzing’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Senior Partner leading the Growth Team

Glenn has been with us from the start. He joined in 2016 by chairing our Entrepreneur’s Panel and then he moved to a full time post in March 2020 to create 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. He handed over Chairing of the Entrepreneurs Panel to his colleage Louise Rogers in September 2022 and they continue to work closely together.

In November 2021 he became Chair of our MPLC business where he works with the new CEO Rory Sheddon. Together, leveraging significant Growth Team support and own own Subject Specialists, they have almost doubled run-rate EBITDA in 10 months.

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, ultimately for over half a billion Euros.

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. Ultimately, though, for us his super-strength is growing capital value. And that, as investors, is ultimately our job,

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

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FAVOURITE Movies

Favourite…

  • 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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