BOSTON – April 6, 2021 – Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, today announced the appointment of Tracy Keogh to the newly created role of Chief People Officer, effective May 3, 2021. Upon joining Great Hill, Ms. Keogh will also become a Growth Partner. In these roles, Ms. Keogh will be responsible for overseeing and scaling all people-focused and human resources (HR) initiatives at Great Hill and supporting growth across the firm’s portfolio through strategic talent initiatives.
Ms. Keogh is a seasoned human resource executive, bringing over twenty years of experience to Great Hill. She joins the firm from HP Inc., where she held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for over a decade and oversaw the company’s global strategic HR activities and employee communications. Ms. Keogh spearheaded many transformative initiatives at HP Inc., including overseeing all people aspects of the company’s historic split into two industry leading companies, the evolution of HP’s iconic culture of innovation and the creation of one of the most diverse board of directors of any U.S. technology company.
“The addition of an executive of Tracy’s caliber as our first Chief People Officer reinforces our view that it is the strength and depth of our talent that will drive our continued success – as well as the success of our portfolio companies,” said Great Hill’s Managing Partners. “Tracy has helped scale some of the world’s most prominent companies by enhancing and transforming their human resources operations, and we have tremendous confidence in her ability to differentiate our firm and provide valuable strategic contributions to build on the high-performing teams and cultures at our portfolio companies.”
“I am excited to be joining a pioneering growth investment firm that prioritizes its people and the employees of its portfolio companies,” said Ms. Keogh. “Talent development and employee engagement play a critical role in the success of a business, and I look forward to supporting Great Hill’s talented team and strong culture while collaborating directly with the management teams of the companies in which it invests to help them achieve their full potential.”
Prior to joining HP Inc., Ms. Keogh served in a variety of senior HR roles at leading companies, including Senior Vice President of HR at Hewitt Associates and Vice President of HR at Analog Devices. Ms. Keogh has been widely recognized for her work in the HR space, receiving numerous honors and distinctions, including being named as HR Executive of the Year by Human Resources Executive Magazine, a Fellow by the National Academy of Human Resources, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council, a global Top 10 Breakaway Leader in Human Resources by Evanta and HR Leader of the Year by Digiday.
Ms. Keogh currently serves on the Board of Cisive, HR Policy Association, National Academy of Human Resources and the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, which she previously served as Chair. Ms. Keogh holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College.
About Great Hill Partners
Great Hill Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. Over the past two decades, Great Hill has raised nearly $8 billion of commitments and invested in more than 75 companies, establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies scale. For more information, visit www.greathillpartners.com.
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