Garrison (he/him) is a culture connoisseur, hypergrowth expert, internal communications & executive communications specialist, DEI practitioner, and public speaker.
He currently works as the Head of People & Comms at Knotch, overseeing both the HR and Communications functions. Prior to Knotch, he worked at Mic in People Operations. He led the transition after Bustle Digital Group acquired Mic. He has also worked in the fitness industry, overseeing People and Operations - first at Barry's, before being brought on as hire #5 at Rumble.
Being brand and mission driven, Garrison has worked exclusively for companies who make a societal impact. He uses this mentality to impact morale and culture internally and further brand perception and awareness externally. He's an expert in innovating and scaling practices, particularly in the startup and hyper-growth stage. His personal values are leading with empathy, practicing proactive transparency, and fostering an inclusive environment. He is openly queer and works heavily in in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging space.
Garrison was recently named Crain's New York's 20 in Their 20's, Involve's HERoes 50 Executive Advocates 2020, and Business Equity Magazine's 40 LGBTQ+ Executives Under 40. He was a finalist for the Digiday Worklife award for HR Leader of the Year.
He lives (and currently works) in Harlem with his partner of nine years, Jay, and his nine-year-old dog, Bindi.