June 15, 2021

Brian Reaves Joins UKG on the Journey to Unity, Kindness, and Growth

Brian Reaves Joins UKG on the Journey to Unity, Kindness, and Growth

Change. It’s a simple, one-syllable word that in any context requires more than we might initially think. At UKG, we’ve been working towards creating more unity, kindness, and growth at work and in our communities. We also recognize that our collective desire for change is just the start. Actions, integrity, and commitment to all needed to see this vision through. 

Earlier this month, UKG was honored to share the news of the next step in that commitment: Brian Reaves joins us as our Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer. Brian is passionate about the work of belonging, diversity, and equity, with more than 30 years of advancing these causes within the technology industry. Aside from being a self-proclaimed “sports fanatic” with a dream of attending every major sporting event, he’s also a software engineer by trade. He applies an “engineering mindset” to ensure that progress meets process for lasting changes for all. 

The work that Brian will be doing alongside everyone at UKG is vitally important to our commitment.  

“As organizations, we must acknowledge this truth: We thrive together when we create space for everyone to bring their whole selves to work. Companies will only be successful if they embrace and expand the tent for the limitless spectrum of phenomenal talent that exists in the world. At UKG, we are committed to doing the work that ensures our values of unity, kindness, and growth are felt by everyone here.” 
– Brian Reaves | Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer at UKG 

This moment also marks a major milestone for thousands of U Krewers across the globe. Rather than tell you what this role and Brian’s partnership means for everyone here, it seemed so much better to have them tell you in their own words. 

"As an Asian American married to a white woman, as an ally for Black & brown people, as a Catholic who supports the LGBTQ (which is probably unpopular at my church but I embrace that) and as a recruiter yearning for ways to ramp up diversity, hiring Brian to help spearhead the charge (and complement the work of other U Krewers like Jarrod Harden) here at UKG makes me want to dance in celebration. It doesn’t mean the work is done, but it acknowledges that more work NEEDS to be done collectively. Now.” 
– Adrian Mendoza | Recruiter III 

“At UKG, Our Purpose Is People. Having a Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer not only demonstrates that our purpose is for all people, moreover, exchanging inclusion for belonging speaks to the core of who this company is—we don’t just want to be included. We are a community of diverse value, perspective, and leadership. I am humbled once again to be a part of it.” 
– Ali Mercier | Business Development Rep II at UKG 

“I am thrilled that UKG now has a Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity officer and even more so thrilled that Brian Reaves is filling that role. For me, this shows that UKG is not only talking about making Diversity the center of who we are and what we do, but is actually taking the steps needed to make that statement true. We have some work to do, and we are definitely taking steps in the right direction and I'm excited to see what the future holds.” 
– Elena Norde | Diversity Communications Specialist 

We invite you all to follow and join this journey with all of us at UKG in expanding our existing initiatives while working to strengthen our culture built on trust, fairness, and equality so all people can thrive in their careers. 

To learn even more about Brian Reaves, his background, and his philosophies, please visit our press release.