LiveRamp, the leading data connectivity platform, announced it has appointed Sharawn Tipton to chief people officer. Tipton comes from Micron Technology, where she held the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer. In her new position with LiveRamp, Tipton will oversee all aspects of people and culture programs, including global talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion and belonging, workplace experience, business partners, talent enablement, total rewards, benefits, HR technology, and people operations.
“The world of work today is vastly different than it was at the beginning of the pandemic, and LiveRamp is setting the pace of providing current and prospective employees with adaptive support and opportunity to become the best, most authentic versions of themselves,” said Scott Howe, LiveRamp CEO. “As our business grows and transforms, so must our team. I can think of no one better suited for that job than Sharawn. She embodies the service-leader mentality that we strive for, and has the passion, creativity and vision to be a beacon for our global workforce.”
Tipton joins LiveRamp at a particularly exciting time of rapid growth. Over the course of the last year, LiveRamp has fortified its people and culture leadership with strategic new hires, including Kham Ward, head of diversity, inclusion and belonging, and recent honoree of the For(bes) Culture 50 Champions. Additionally, LiveRamp created a robust network of employee resource groups with participation from 65% of LiveRampers globally, and introduced RAMP Remote, an all-inclusive program to empower and scale a global, hybrid workforce. These efforts and others have earned LiveRamp recognition as an Inc. Best Led Company and Fortune Best Place to Work, a standing it has achieved annually since 2018.
“The stakes have never been higher for companies to attract, develop and retain top talent, especially in the face of a global pandemic that has been physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting. Add to that our current social and economic climate, and there is tremendous opportunity for companies to step up and support their people in new ways,” added Tipton. “It has been so refreshing to see companies like LiveRamp embrace change and set the tone for what it means to chart your own path and discover your best self, personally and professionally. As Chief People Officer, I look forward to building on that strong foundation.”
Prior to her position at Micron Technology, Tipton established world-class people programs at companies like Gensler, Safeway and Flextronics. She is the Chair of the Board for Fair Pay Workplace, a nonprofit dedicated to dismantling unlawful pay disparities in the workplace based on gender, race and their intersection, and is the Bay Area Local Advisory Board Chair for College Track, an educational non-profit that equips students who face systemic barriers with a bachelor’s degree.