Google Cloud Hires McInnis-Day as New VP of HR

By Yasmeen Qahwash

Oct. 7, 2019

Brigette McInnis-Day has been named Google Cloud’s new vice president of HR.

Brigette McInnis-Day, vice president of HR, Google Cloud.
Brigette McInnis-Day, vice president of HR, Google Cloud

Bringing over 20 years’ experience, McInnis-Day previously worked as chief operations officer and head of the digital HR strategy and transformation teams at SAP Successfactors, one of the world’s largest cloud-based human capital management providers.

As COO, she defined and implemented business strategies that were needed to achieve sustainable growth and customer satisfaction across SAP Successfactors’ largest cloud organization. She was committed to establishing the right goals, culture and vision, and bringing them to life to effectively support 6,500-plus global customers.

While managing board level HR and digital transformation strategies, McInnis-Day also led global organizational change and redesign and consulted senior level executives. According to a press release from Google, she enjoys amplifying employee experiences, revamping compensation elements and stimulating people development. She is also passionate about working to build cultures that promote women and early talents in leadership, diversity and inclusion, pay equality and digital transformation, the release stated.

Aside from the workplace, McInnis-Day is also an author, speaker and contributor for several publications, including the World Economic Forum Agenda, Fortune, Forbes, HRExecutive and other innovation forums. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, and describes herself as a travel and fitness enthusiast, the press release stated.

Google Cloud is a suite of public cloud computing services offered by the search engine giant. It includes a variety of hosted services for compute, storage and application development that run on Google hardware. Google Cloud can be accessed by software developers, cloud administrators and other business IT professionals.

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As stated on its website, “Google Cloud is widely recognized as a global leader in delivering secure, open, intelligent, and transformative enterprise cloud platform.”

Taking on her new position at Google Cloud, McInnis-Day will continue to lead large-scale, global teams and help individuals succeed through innovation by overseeing HR with a focus on acquiring and developing talent and shaping the culture to drive business growth and transformation.

The release noted that she is looking forward to playing an active role among the growing Google Cloud talent pool.

Yasmeen Qahwash is an editorial associate for Workforce.

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