Bazaarvoice Names Ryan Robinson Chief People Officer

HP, Compaq veteran brings breadth and depth of human resources experience to Bazaarvoice executive leadership team.

Bazaarvoice, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Ryan Robinson as chief people officer. Robinson most recently served in a global executive role for nearly 11 years at HP and brings more than 21 years of experience in the development and management of people strategies at worldwide technology organizations like HP and Compaq. In his new role at Bazaarvoice, he is charged with increasing business success by building a strong performance-driven culture. Specific responsibilities include talent acquisition, career management, total rewards, and employee engagement.

“We attribute Bazaarvoice’s success to maintaining a culture that puts its people first,” said Brett Hurt, founder and CEO of Bazaarvoice. “Ryan is an integral addition to our leadership team, and I look forward to partnering with him to expand on our existing people, culture-driven blueprint.”

Over the course of his career, Robinson has directed human resources strategies across multiple organizations, including IT, finance, marketing, and human resources. In his most recent role at HP, he was responsible for driving people strategies for more than 300 executives and 30,000 employees globally. He also has specialized in leadership development, managing change, and building organizational effectiveness.

“Bazaarvoice places special emphasis in the belief that the development of its people first – and in turn its culture – always equals business success,” said Robinson. “I believe the heart of any strong organization is its people and am excited the focus of my new role will be to help Bazaarvoice leaders, teams and individuals win and grow.”

About Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice, a leading social software and data analytics company, brings the voice of customers to the center of business strategy for more than 700 global clients like Best Buy, Costco, Dell, Macy's, P&G, Panasonic, QVC, and USAA. Bazaarvoice helps clients create social communities on their brand websites and Facebook pages where customers can engage in conversations. These conversations can be syndicated across Bazaarvoice’s global network of client websites and mobile devices, which allows manufacturers to connect directly with customers. The social data derived from online word of mouth translates into actionable insights that improve marketing, sales, customer service, and product development. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York City, Paris, Stockholm, and Sydney. For more information, visit, read the blog at, and follow on Twitter at