Glenn Elliott

Glenn Elliott

I'm an entrepreneur and employee engagement expert. I was a CEO for 17 years, building a £500m revenue global technology business. I've learned my lessons the hard way - by doing it. I'm not a consultant with a theoretical model, I've got the scars from doing this for real. A software engineer by training and MBA drop out by choice, it took a ten-year corporate career for me to understand how employee disengagement feels. I eventually escaped and went back to my roots as an entrepreneur where I perfected the art of treating people properly to get the best out of them. After a series of failed businesses, I founded Reward Gateway back in 2006 with a radical, new approach and a fresh ambitious outlook to challenge the financial services industry. EVERYONE said that we'd be bust within a year. But companies loved what we did and we thrived. 11 years later, Reward Gateway has nearly 2000 clients in 23 countries serviced by 400 staff in nine offices. I've sold the business to private equity twice, finally stepping down as CEO in 2017 to focus on sharing what I'd learned about people and employee engagement. Building RG into a £500 million revenue business, I've learned a huge amount about leadership, company culture and how to create an environment where people can do their best work. I now spend my time being full time ambassador for our mission "To make the world a better place to work". It's a pretty amazing job! I speak at conferences, talk to leadership teams, management groups and employees and I promote my book Build It : The Rebel Playbook for Employee Engagement which is published by Wiley. I live in London with my partner Kristian and a Daschund called Wesley.

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