Head of People

Title: Head of People

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Bishop Fox is is seeking a highly strategic, analytical, organized, motivated and adaptable leader who is eager to continue to shape and build the People and Talent strategy of a growing global organization and contribute to the executive team. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of People will define and lead a Talent strategy aligned to the business strategy in the areas such as: organizational design, performance management, compensation philosophy, talent acquisition, leadership development, employee engagement and culture, HR business partnering and HR operations. As a member of Bishop Fox’s Executive Leadership Team, the Head of People will also work to ensure that they enable a highly function executive management team. Bishop Fox has a strong, mission driven culture that values diversity and inclusion; the Head of People will continue to champion these initiatives within the organization while diligently managing and enabling scaled growth.


  • Serve as a strategic business advisor to the CEO and Executive Leadership Team regarding key organizational and management activities.
  • Translate business plans into HR strategic and tactical operational plans.
  • Partner with the C-Suite to define, develop and implement Bishop Fox’s compensation philosophy; develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Develop the global talent acquisition philosophy, and design the framework to enable agile and scalable growth. Drive initiatives to build sustainable competitive advantage through the selection and development of top talent that possess the capabilities that help differentiate Bishop Fox in a highly competitive market.
  • Partner with the C-Suite to lead organizational planning efforts around job design, headcount forecasting, job levels, etc.
  • Build and implement learning and development programs to continue to engage employees and prepare them for more significant responsibilities as the company grows and scales.
  • Ensure efficiency of HR operations by enhancing visibility of employee performance through metrics.
  • Evaluate and assess current utilization and scalability of HR systems to ensure they support organizational needs and growth objectives.
  • Enable Bishop Fox’s employee value proposition, positioning Bishop Fox as an employer of choice through people-centric best practice to promote employee engagement; foster more culture-related activities.
  • Possess and maintain knowledge of global HR policies, programs, laws, issues and culture norms. Utilize this knowledge and expertise to design and implement effective programs.
  • Build and lead internal communications. Provide a consultative approach, with previous experience in change management and organizational design.

Professional Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • People Leadership Experience: Prior executive HR experience in people functions with oversight of various areas including talent management/acquisition, organizational design, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and culture.
  • Building/Transformation Experience: A track record of operating in high growth business environments requiring evolution/transformation, both inside and outside of the HR function.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a change agent and evaluate current HR systems and practices against the strategic plans of the company. Experience anticipating market, sector and functional trends and forecast accordingly.
  • Exposure to working within a global technology/tech-enabled services organization with a demonstrated understanding of the financial components of business management and how they link to talent initiatives.
  • Foster employee meaning and purpose; engage and energize the organization; lead through influence, emotional intelligence, authenticity, empathy and the ability to flex their style to relate to different audiences and situations.
  • Strong initiative, always striving to raise the bar and inspiring the same from those around them.
  • Superior communication skills at all levels, as well as an ability to ground recommendations in data.

Additional Requirements

  • San Francisco Bay area location is preferred
  • Fast paced, high technology and consulting Industry experience
  • Travel as required in U.S. and abroad

Bishop Fox has always allowed its employees to work remotely, and this role could work anywhere in the United States. Equity is offered to all employees and starts vesting on the first day. You also have the opportunity to earn additional equity. Our comprehensive benefits program is tailored to meet your needs at an affordable price. We embrace diversity and an inclusive culture. We value our employees and who they are, which fosters a powerful and collective talent base to successfully serve our clients and the security community with unparalleled expertise.