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 works with our Founders, CEO’s and their management teams, on their terms, when they need him. He chairs our Entrepreneur’s Panel, develops our Subject Specialists and runs the Sherpa Programme.

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. He has worked with Tenzing since we started in 2016 and joined us full time in 2020 to lead on growth support.

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 2022 and if it’s late, he says he is blaming Covid.

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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