Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, has hired Tracy Keogh to the newly created role of chief people officer, effective May 3. Upon joining Great Hill, Keogh will also become a growth partner. In these roles, Keogh will be responsible for overseeing and scaling all people-focused and human resources initiatives at Great Hill and supporting growth across the firm’s portfolio through strategic talent initiatives.

Keogh joins the firm from HP Inc., where she held the role of chief human resources officer for over a decade and oversaw the company’s global strategic HR activities and employee communications.

“The addition of an executive of Tracy’s caliber as our first chief people officer reinforces our view that it is the strength and depth of our talent that will drive our continued success – as well as the success of our portfolio companies,” said Great Hill’s managing partners. “Tracy has helped scale some of the world’s most prominent companies by enhancing and transforming their human resources operations, and we have tremendous confidence in her ability to differentiate our firm and provide valuable strategic contributions to build on the high-performing teams and cultures at our portfolio companies.”

“I am excited to be joining a pioneering growth investment firm that prioritizes its people and the employees of its portfolio companies,” said Keogh. “Talent development and employee engagement play a critical role in the success of a business, and I look forward to supporting Great Hill’s talented team and strong culture while collaborating directly with the management teams of the companies in which it invests to help them achieve their full potential.”