Zach Brown, MBA, SPHR

Strategic Human Resources Leader in Seattle, Washington

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Throughout the course of my career as a leader in human resources and operations, I have consistently strengthened execution through the identification, recruitment, and development of top talent for the executive suite and broader workforce for global firms.

I am the Executive Talent Management Operations and Insights Lead in the Executive Talent Management Center of Excellence at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft in December of 2020, I spent almost 5 years with Starbucks in a variety of roles spanning leadership assessment and executive coaching, career development, and global talent acquisition.

Currently I am in graduate school finishing a master's degree in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology at George Mason University. I also hold an MBA with a focus on Servant Leadership from the Hoff School of Business at Corban University.

My skills include Human Capital Strategy • Workforce Planning • Talent Acquisition • Talent Management • Leadership Assessment • Coaching • Recruitment • Sourcing • Business Partnership • Employee Relations • Talent Evaluation • Diversity & Inclusion • Regulatory Compliance • Compensation • Onboarding • Project Management • Personality Assessments • Coaching • SPSS • R and more…

I love helping people solve problems and accomplish their development goals!

Outside of work you will find me volunteering with organizations like TEDxSeattle and Soldiers' Angels. In my down time I am usually looking for that next great cup of coffee, enjoying time with my amazing wife and family, reading, laughing at my favorite comedian, learning to cook, and traveling.

My StrengthsFinder Top 5 Talents: Achiever, Learner, Intellection, Input, Responsibility


Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Prosci Change Management Practitioner

Certified Mindfulness Instructor

Certified Meditation Teacher

Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator

Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter (CDR)

Certified Military Veteran Recruiter (CMVR)

Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR)

Wicklander-Zulawski Interview & Interrogation Techniques Certification

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  • Work
    • Microsoft
  • Education
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)