EVP, HEAD OF PEOPLE & INCLUSION
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Glenville Forde (Glen) is currently an Executive Vice President, Head of People & Inclusion for Holler. He is also the Founder & CEO of Elevate 360 LLC.
Glen has over 25+ years of diverse experience in the HR and DEI arena with a combination of startup and large-scale organizations. He has held leadership positions at major companies such as Verizon, Citigroup, and MetLife. Glen has led DEI strategy and vision, HR, or People team organizations, and serves as a Business Partner and Inclusion Advisor for a major company that partners with the Board of Education. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from City College, holds a Masters in Organization & Management and is currently completing his PhD in Business Management Leadership (focused on Multicultural Belonging) at Capella University.
He is passionate about creating a world where everyone is equally and authentically valued while elevating underserved people. Another reason for the evolution of Elevate 360.
Fun facts about Glen, he’s a serious and proud family man, husband, and father. He is also a gospel, R&B singer and a martial artist, his favorite discipline is (MMA) Mix Martial Arts.
July 2022 - PRESENT
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June 2020 - PRESENT
July 2020 - December 2021
January 2019 - May 2020
EVP, Chief & Head of People & Inclusion at CRATER. Glen oversees and leads the full People & Inclusion strategy portfolio and team for all of Crater. He is the strategic partner and influencer to the C-Suite and all executive leadership. Glen collaborates with the CEO and leadership to creatively define the organizations short and long-term mission and goals, to ensure the company's strategy connects back to the talent brand of the business.
EVP, Head of People & Inclusion at HOLLER. Glen oversees the full People & Inclusion strategy portfolio and team for all of Holler. He is the strategic partner and influencer to the C-Suite executive leadership. Glen collaborates with the CEO and all leadership to define the organizations long-term mission and goals, and ensures they connect back to the talent brand of the business.
Founder & CEO of ELEVATE 360 LLC. Oversees Elevate 360 LLC company’s business strategy, operations and activities to ensure it produces the desired results towards the overall strategy and mission.
Elevate 360 company's mission, vision and commitment is to create a world where everyone is equally and authentically valued while elevating underserved people through an inclusive 360 lens.
It's imperative that the world, organizations and people welcome all types of people and their authentic best selves. In order for this to become a reality, Elevate 360 believes that reflection and adopting a growth mindset is required to develop one's purpose.
Global Head of DEIB / Global Director - Sr. HRBP & People Operations at SPLICE. As an advocate of belonging and driving the pros of inclusion for underrepresented groups and elevating women in the workforce - "I believe in purposeful inclusivity/diversity.” Responsible and oversaw the full portfolio framework of fostering a purposefully diverse and inclusive community at Splice. In partnership with the c-suite and all executive leaders and really all of Splice, he served as a trusted senior advisor to lead DE&I strategies and initiatives in all facets of Splice’s ecosystem. In addition, he provided Business Partnering leadership to the non-tech teams (HR, Finance, Content and Artists/Music Partnerships), and oversaw People Operations and Employee Experience teams.
Global Senior HRBP Leader / Head HRBP of People North America for NCC GROUP. Head & Senior HR Business Partner Leader of People to c-suite senior executives, Heads of (Technology, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Escrow and Assurance) organizations and their teams.
Provided direction and guidance to a HR team for the HR people functions i.e., HR Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion & Belonging, Business Strategy, Recruitment, Policy and Procedures, Planning, Business acumen and HR Execution for all of North America. Partnered with global colleagues in the UK, and Australia to execute global organizational Human Capital Management strategies towards people training, talent development, performance management, employee engagement and capability levers.