Barbie Brewer

Remote and Hybrid working expert and advocate. Board Member. Chief People Officer.


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HR executive with 20+ years experience in Human Resources leadership across multiple business cycles, industries, and countries. Strategic, results focused professional with deep expertise in all HR disciplines. Expertise working with the C-Level at Private and Public companies. I want to help companies implement the programs they need and build the culture they want, not simply follow the best practices taught in Business School. I also want to encourage and help companies enable productive remote work for their talent. While ability and intelligence are equally distributed across the world, opportunity isn't. Remote work can help change that, while also accelerating companies' growth and success. Specialties: Remote Work, Culture evaluation and creation, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, International HR, Employee Relations, Talent Management, Organizational Development. Certified in Situational Leadership Training.

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Form Values for G Suite
G Suite Office Tools
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Zendesk Support Suite
G Suite Creative Tools
G Suite Administration Software
Asynchronous Collaboration
15Five Continuous Performance Management
Compensation Management Software
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Corporate Learning Management Systems
Employee Engagement Software
Workplace by Facebook
LinkedIn Recruitment Marketing
ADP Workforce Now
Zoho Expense
Workday HCM
G Suite Business Tools
Employee Recognition Software
Offboarding Software
Business Instant Messaging Software
Enterprise Wiki Software
Computer-Assisted Translation Software
Candidate Relationship Management Software
Recruitment Marketing Platforms
Globalization Partners
G Suite ERP Software
Work experience

Dec 2020 - Present


Chief People Officer

Hired (interim) to build up the recruiting and People Team function, while injecting Sprout with the understanding of the importance of a healthy culture and solid values. Instituted systems and programs for recruiting, continuous feedback and development, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion. Leading the People team for a fast-growing company that has meaningful intent and progress in helping kids and families, is a very rewarding experience and I can recommend Sprout to anyone wanting to work hard to make a difference.


Jul 2019 - Present


Board Member and Compensation Committe Chair

Our mission is to improve the way the world learns. Amesite is an artificial intelligence-powered software company that delivers engaging and cost-effective online college and university courses on its cloud-based platform. We use artificial intelligence to provide customized environments for learners, easier-to-manage interfaces for instructors, and greater accessibility for college degree-seekers in the US education market and beyond. Our products are currently available in California.

Jul 2018 - Present

Cultivate and Remote -How

Member Of The Board Of Advisors

May 2017 - Present

TNT Consulting, LLC

CEO and Founder

At TNT consulting, I focus on working with early to mid stage companies to accelerate growth while building a strong foundation for scale. Thus far, my clients have been varied and have a few things in common; a drive to build a strong culture with operational and strategic excellence, and the ability to do that in a distributed, forward thinking environment. My clients recognize the value of high performing talent and are willing to invest in building the best team with the right foundations in place. In this capacity, my engagements vary from workshops/presentations to interim HR Leadership on a full-time or part-time basis. Some Clients include: Marqeta (9 month interim), Gigaom, Pivitus, Green Mountain Power, Bitmovin, Google Ventures, Callfire. . . Ability and intelligence are equally distributed across the planet, opportunity isn't. Remote work can make a difference in providing amazing career opportunities everywhere, while benefiting your business success. Having experience at Start-Ups (GitLab, Exodus), larger proven businesses (Cisco, IBM) and out of the box environments that proved successful (Netflix), I hope to help leaders learn quickly from their mistakes (we've all made them) and focus on the right areas that will make a difference. It's not "one size fits all" in the world of Talent and in the workplace. Whether you're hoping your business explodes and want to build it right from the start, or are trying to change some operations, culture, or values already in place, TNT Consulting can help. Be warned, at TNT we don't stay in the traditional "HR Box". We want to understand your business, market, and workforce to generate and drive the right solutions and programs for you. We aren't afraid to, and actually want to, think outside the Box, including helping companies understand the value of a distributed workforce.

Dec 2019 - Dec 2020

LoveToKnow Media

Chief People Officer

LoveToKnow Corporation’s family of websites comprise one of the largest digital media companies in the US. Our family of lifestyle, educational & outdoor recreation brands provide best-in-class content every month to 30 million unique users. We are remote company, in which LoveToKnow’s contributors across the world keep in touch, collaborate and work as a team to get the job done. Learn more at


Sep 2017 - Feb 2019

GitLab, Inc.

Chief Culture Officer

While most companies refer to this role as CHRO or CPO, GitLab isn't "most" companies. GitLab understands the importance of Culture and Values and thus, hired me as a CCO. I'm excited about the amazing Product that GitLab develops, that helps developers around the work while being created by developers around the world. Even more exciting, we do this without requiring long commutes and relocations. Stay close to your family and your community while contributing to ours! Plus, I'm hiring! Are you interested in leading People Operations Globally? If so, message me! GitLab is also very focused on hiring for Sales, Product Marketing, Engineering. You name it. Take a look at our site (, we are probably one of the most transparent companies you've seen. If your values align with ours, please contact me!


Jul 2011 - May 2017


Vice President, Talent (HR)

HR Leader for the Product Innovation, Engineering/Development, Business Development and Digital Supply Chain organizations at Netflix, managing a team of 6 exceptional business partners who support over 1500 employees. Also led Employee Services and the opening of our first international offices. Participated deeply in our product innovation and technical solutions. As the HR Leader, I ensure that we teach and live our culture and values through our hiring and promotions, our programs, trying hard to avoid any HR processes or programs that do not advance the success of the business or the people who work for Netflix.


Jan 2011 - Jul 2011


Vice President, Human Resources

Successfully worked with the Gores Group to ensure that Tiburon operated efficiently and effectively with the goal of a sale in the near term. Lead a small HR team and coached the executives to ensure we were making the right choices for the company and the employees.


Apr 2008 - Jan 2011


VP, Human Resources

Managed all aspects of Human Resources for Sports Entertainment and Technology company. Duties include Employee Relations, recruitment, executive coaching, training and leadership development, performance management, compensation, and benefits.


Oct 2007 - Apr 2008

Applied Materials

HR Director

Senior HR Business Partner for Finance, Investor Relations, Legal and Corporate Affairs with 4 direct reports.

Mar 2000 - Oct 2007

Cisco Systems

Mgr, Human Resources

Multiple roles within HR and Legal including managing Employee Relations for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa based in Munich, Germany for 2.5 years. Other roles included managing University Relations with a team of over 25, HR Business Partner for Corporate Marketing, Employee Relations specialist within the US, and legal specialist. I was very fortunate to be provided with a wealth of HR and legal experience during my years at Cisco that have enabled me to be an effective WW HR Executive.

2000 - 2007

Cisco Systems Inc

Mgr, HR

Mar 2000 - Jul 2005

Cisco Systems

Employee Relations Manager

Led the development of key training programs, including investigation training and country specific employment practices. Managed all escalated internal investigations for 64 countries, collaborating with HR Country Managers, finance, legal, and business leadership. Tasked with managing all litigation across 64 countries, ensuring the company is operating with integrity and limiting risk. During 2.5 years in Europe, held roles as a HR Business Partner; an International Assignee. Supported client groups of over 500 employees in sales, marketing, and business development. Led Cisco's HR Data Privacy effort; handled employee investigations and complaints. Developed and launched Cisco's first web based Workplace Harassment Prevention training.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005


Employee Relations Manager

Led Employee Relations for all for EMEA for Cisco, the first role of its kind for the company. Traveled frequently across EMEA to conduct Employee Investigations, manage the relationships with Works Councils and train HR business partners to handle difficult situations in the regions.


1998 - 2000


Human Resources

Managed IBM's University Program for the 11th western states and served as IBM's HR representative on their Silicon Valley Working Group, tasked with improving IBM's image in the Valley.


1998 - 1998


Marketing Analyst

Managed the Marketing analysis for the Long Haul shipping line of the business. Evaluated the competition and market to advise on pricing, marketing, and services.


1996 - 1998

Exodus Communications

Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications and Human Resources professional for this fast growing Start-Up. Responsible for all aspects for Human Resources, moving into the role of Marketing Communications professional. After moving into Marketing Communications, I managed and coordinated all trade shows, office openings, and collateral. I also coordinated the PR Calendar.


1996 - 1998

Exodus Communications, Inc.

Marketing Communications


1994 - 1998

Santa Clara University

BA, Communication/ Business

2003 - 2005

Golden Gate University

MS, Human Resource Management

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