We're on a mission to redefine the emerging talent experience. We believe that anyone, anywhere deserves the opportunity to land their dream job - regardless of their circumstances. We work with hundreds of organizations to make this a reality for the millions of Foragers around the world who use our platform to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their dreams.
In 2017, Tom and Pasha realized there was a disconnect between the world of study and work. Further, it was obvious that large corporations were intimidating and seemed inaccessible to many candidates who lacked connections. From here, Forage was born.
Originally founded in a tiny office in Sydney, Australia, Forage’s first customer was a global law firm. It wasn’t long before Forage started acquiring both program partners and participants from all over the world.
We recognise that at Forage we are nothing without our people, culture and values. Our values feed into not just the work we do at Forage, but how we live our lives. We stand by each of these 9 values and pride ourselves on bringing our honest and authentic selves to each and every day.
Michael is doing his part to drive disruption in the field of Human Resources through his roles in academia and as an investor in next generation HR software. This includes teaching a new course on the Future of Work at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, serving as an advisor to several HR technology companies, and as a founding member of the Executive Advisory Board of Silicon Valley-based SemperVirens Venture Capital. In his most recent operating role, Michael served as the CHRO at Visa Inc. from 2013 to 2018. Michael joined Visa from HP where he was the Chief Talent and Rewards Officer. Prior to HP, he worked in Merrill Lynch’s Human Resources Division in New York and London. Additionally, Michael was Managing Director of Compensation & Benefits at Morgan Stanley.
Mariana has been Peloton’s Chief People and Business Operations Officer since 2019. In her role, she is responsible for scaling Peloton through Systems and People. Prior to joining Peloton, Mariana was at Amazon for 11 years, holding various positions in General Management, Operations, and HR leadership roles throughout her tenure. Mariana has also worked in public education, where she held various Bilingual Education roles for Title-I schools in Texas. Mariana holds a BA from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She serves on the Tuck School of Business MBA Council and sits on the Board of Directors for Wiley, an education and publishing company.
John has spent his career driving the people dimension of business strategy, and is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital Group. He led the company’s worldwide human resources organization and was responsible for driving its global human capital strategy, and served on the Board of Directors of the Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to joining Capital Group, John held positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at AECOM, Vice President of Human Resources for Hewlett-Packard Company, and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at The Walt Disney Company, and at Gateway Computers.
Katie is a global Human Resources leader with 25 years of experience across life sciences, technology, and investment banking. She spent 17 years at Gilead Sciences, where she led the Human Resources function and partnered closely with the CEO and Board of Directors on strategies to enable organizational growth, establish an engaged workforce, and create a mission-based culture that aligns with the company’s core values. She is a sought-after advisor to executives and C-suite teams on HR matters and was named one of SF Business Times’s “Most Influential Women in Business 2017.”