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Former Netflix chief talent officer joins Bigcommerce as adviser

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | By StartupSmart

In a bid to solidify company culture, Bigcommerce has announced that Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, has joined the company’s board of advisers.


McCord is known for pioneering talent management programs used by top employers around the world and her collaboration on the Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility vision document, which went viral and has been read by millions of people globally.


McCord will work closely with Bigcommerce leaders to build and expand existing talent initiatives as the company enters its next stage of growth.


“Bigcommerce has a huge market in front of it. The company’s core audience of small- and medium-sized businesses are turning to online sales as the next big revenue driver,” says McCord, principal, Patty McCord Consulting.


“Bigcommerce has developed an incredible platform to help these businesses get online quickly and maximise sales. I’m excited to be involved with the company during this important period of growth.”


McCord’s philosophies have garnered worldwide attention and include forward-thinking ideas such as eliminating formal performance reviews, using an honour system for paid time off, and letting employees choose how much of their compensation comes in the form of equity.


In her role as an adviser, McCord will work with company leaders to build upon Bigcommerce’s culture to continue to make it a unique and rewarding experience, as the company scales during this growth phase. Bigcommerce has added 200 new hires so far this year, bringing its total to 375 employees.