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Brian "Skip" Schipper

Chief People Officer, Yext

Brian "Skip" Schipper

Skip Schipper joined GuideSpark’s board in April 2017. He currently leads the people team for Yext (NYSE: YEXT). Prior to joining Yext, Skip led the HR function for Twitter; the HR and Administration functions for Groupon; and was the global head of Human Resources for Cisco Systems with over 75,000 employees and operations in over 200 countries.  Prior to joining Cisco, Schipper led HR for the Platforms and Services Division (PSD) of Microsoft and held executive roles at Andor Capital Management, DoubleClick, PepsiCo, Frito Lay and Compaq.

Schipper holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and an MBA from Michigan State University. In 2014, Schipper was elected to the board of directors of DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:  DHX) where he chairs the compensation committee; in 2007, Schipper was elected to the board of Verified Person, Inc, a leading provider of background screening services.