Catalysts of Change: David Hanrahan

Catalysts of Change is a podcast where we get direct insight from leaders on innovating change within the world. The Podcast hosted by CEO and Founder Morgan Mercer will include special guests from HR Leaders to Social Activists, innovating change in our society, and offering their insights to listeners.

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David Hanrahan is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Eventbrite. As Senior HR leader, he has demonstrable success in building strong HR teams and innovative talent practices in rapid environments (at both the start-up stage and scale). Hanrahan’s career has spanned 18+ years building strong HR teams and fostering a collaborative team culture across global organizations. He’s made and led teams at tech companies like Twitter,, Electronic Arts and previously held HR roles at Universal Pictures and Shell Oil.

He has proven success in private and public companies in the technology and media space. An excellent communicator and strategic partner are seen as both a creative visionary and a focused executor. He is known for building processes to analyze performance, drive accountability, and apply a critical lens to both HR and business strategy.

Innovating Rather than Reinventing

  • Innovating Rather than reinventing, we should start from scratch; instead of just iterating on something, we need to build from scratch.

Role of Mental Health in D&I

  • The role of Mental Health in D&I was already in a mental health crisis before COVID and has increased.

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