Daniel Morris

connector @ nextplaytalent | founder, madrone talent consulting | start-up people & talent leader

I'm a founder, and serial start-up HR leader, with roots in talent acquisition. My expertise is in building high-performing cultures for venture-backed startups.


I have scaled companies from early stage through IPO, ultimately contributing to over $4B in aggregate company value. 


I help start-up founding teams build teams and scalable culture through talent processes and programming.


Daniel Morris

Experience

  • Nfx

    Nfx

    Vice President People and Platform

    Jan 2019 - Present

    NFX was the fastest-growing pre-seed and seed venture firm. 5 years | $1.3B+ | 600+ Members

    • Built internal HR & Talent systems and Founder support from the ground up as the firm scaled to 85+ employees globally and a 600+ member portfolio.
  • Carezone

    Carezone

    Vice President, People

    Sep 2016 - Jan 2019

    CareZone helps millions of people manage health, medications, and care via patented technologies, managing healthcare & medication prescriptions data. [Acquired by Walmart, Inc.]

    • 1st Executive People Leader, scaled the company across 5 entities and geographies.
  • Uber

    Uber

    Head of People & Talent

    Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

    Helping people go anywhere and get anything and earn their way.

    • Led major systems and vendor selection processes to globalize HR functions across 30 countries. (Workday)
    • Led major systems and vendor selection processes to globalize HR functions across 30 countries. (Workday)
    • Worked cross-functionally to scale payroll, talent acquisition, benefits design, & performance management.
  • Trulia

    Trulia

    Head of People

    Jan 2007 - May 2013

    Trulia helps you discover a place you’ll love to live. [IPO, Acquired by Zillow - $3.5B)

    • 17th employee. 1st Talent & People leader
    • Executive people leader as the company scaled to over 750 employees and an IPO.
    • Developed and championed a values driven high performance company culture.
    • Implemented all systems, policies, programs from the ground up. Built the HR, recruiting, and ops organization to 26 people

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