Episode 48 – Dena Upton – Drift

Culture, HR Strategy, HR Trends, Talent Management


Dave joined Dena Upton at Drift HQ in “the most beautiful room to record the podcast yet!” The two connected at a Build event, where Boston teens participate in a Shark Tank mock-up and of which Drift is a sponsor, taking a stance to support STEM.

Dena’s energy matches Drift’s hyper-growth mentality. She is focused on building a living culture and constantly learning from new recruits. Work isn’t the only place she gets her inspiration; her son helping her with Star Wars themed and meme-filled presentations.

Dena didn’t actually begin in HR, but rather software programming; a past which allows her to connect with many of the “drifters” as she leads the people strategy.

Keep an ear out for Dena’s hidden talent (you won’t believe your nose)!

Unlocking Potential.
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