More about Trier Bryant
Trier (tree-air) Bryant is the President of 82VS, Alloy Therapeutics’ affiliated venture studio that builds and invests in next-generation biotech companies. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Just Work. She co-founded the company with Kim Scott, NYT best selling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity, to help organizations and individuals create more equitable workplaces.
Trier is a strategic executive with distinctive tech, Wall Street, and military experience spanning over 15 years. She has been featured as an influential diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioner by several publications and outlets from USA Today to CNN and SXSW. Trier has an unwavering commitment to create more equitable, inclusive, and thriving workplaces that produce prosperous companies. The depth of her work ranges from recruiting, talent development, performance management, compensation, communications, and brand strategy. Additionally, Trier advises leading companies like Google, Atlassian, Equinox, Airbnb, SoundCloud, SYP, Rockefeller Foundation, and others on their talent and DEI strategies.
Previously, Trier was the first Chief People Officer (CPO) at Astra, an aerospace company building low orbital rockets to launch a new generation of services to connect and improve life on earth. She was also the VP of People and Workplace Experience at SigFig, a global FinTech company striving to empower everyone to achieve their financial goals with customer centric financial solutions. She led teams in six offices across four countries developing and operationalizing initiatives that optimize employees’ impact and experience.
Prior to leading full People/HR teams, Trier was the Global Head of Revenue, G&A (Corporate Functions), University, and Diversity Recruiting at Twitter responsible for over 70% of hires. As a member of Twitter’s People Leadership Team, Trier led multiple initiatives across various HR disciplines including compensation, L&D, mobility, and inclusion. In addition to her day-to-day Talent Acquisition responsibilities, she partnered across various teams on both Engineering, Product, Design, and Revenue (Sales & Partnerships) to provide input on product functionality and client deliverables—most notably the multi-million dollar Black Panther Twitter activation and the Twitter Safety Council to combat abuse on the platform.
Before Twitter, Trier spent three years as the VP of Global Diversity Talent Acquisition at Goldman Sachs developing and executing the firm’s diversity talent acquisition strategy across 15 functions for executive, experienced, and student hires. Goldman’s cross functional and matrixed approach allowed Trier to work across all Human Capital Management teams, bringing a diversity and inclusion perspective to all strategies. In this role she became a sought after and trusted advisor to the firm’s clients seeking to mature their own D&I and HR strategies. Additionally, Trier served as the Chief of Staff to the Global Head of Talent Acquisition for a year, leading the change management for a global reorganization.
Trier built her professional foundation as an officer in the United States Air Force across seven years of active duty service. She began her military career leading DEI efforts for the Air Force Academy in Colorado then transferred to Illinois as a network engineer leading teams responsible for the audit, compliance, and network security of Air Force’s global infrastructure. As a network engineer, Trier led teams to various combat deployment locations every six months to secure networks supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Trier also deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the Computer Network Defense Chief, and Deputy Cyber Commander responsible for analyzing unauthorized cyber activity supporting the detainee mission. Prior to leaving the military, Trier was by-name-requested by the Pentagon to return to the Air Force Academy to spearhead DEI and talent development initiatives for the Air Force Academy, Air Force, and the Department of Defense (DoD).
Trier earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering with a minor in Spanish and Leadership from the United States Air Force Academy where she played Division I volleyball. She was born in Trier, Germany and lived across Europe with her family throughout primary school. In middle school, she spent a year living in Antigua, Guatemala but calls Denver, Colorado home where she completed high school followed by college in Colorado Springs. Trier enjoys spending time with her close knit family who taught her to live by the family motto “…good enough isn’t.”
Books mentioned in this episode
5: Where will you be five years from today? by Dan Zadra
CultureBrained® Community – a one-of-a-kind virtual community for Heads of Culture, founders, and leaders who want to up their culture game.
The Culture Playbook Guide.
Discover Your Personal Values.
How to reduce bias in your workplace TED video
Trier Bryant‘s official website