Burton Goldfield, since 2008, Burton M. Goldfield has served as President and CEO of TriNet, a strategic partner to small businesses for payroll, HR, benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction.
Burton has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operational, and technology leadership positions and is known for driving product innovation and business growth. Since joining TriNet, Burton has transformed the company into a leading cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). With offices throughout America, TriNet serves more than 9,000 clients with 258,000+ worksite employees (as of 06/30/14). Its services allow small businesses to regain focus on executing their visions and growing their businesses while TriNet manages their payroll taxes, day-to-day HR, employment law compliance, and conformity with the Affordable Care Act. TriNet’s net revenue exceeded $400M in 2013 and has more than quadrupled during Burton’s tenure. To expand TriNet’s market reach and strengthen the company’s ability to serve more clients than ever before, he led the company to acquire Gevity, AccordHR, SOI, ExpenseCloud and Ambrose. In addition, Burton invested heavily in the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform, leveraging his background from Hyperion as well as IBM Corporation’s Rational Software.
Prior to TriNet, Burton was CEO at Ketera Technologies, a Santa Clara-based SaaS provider to FORTUNE 2000 companies. Before that, Burton served as senior vice president, worldwide field operations at Hyperion Solutions Corporation and vice president of worldwide sales for IBM Corporation’s Rational Software division.
Burton received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Villanova University. In 2010, the San Francisco Business Times named him a Most Admired CEO.