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Courtney Branson

Courtney brings her creativity to everything she does and Square Root is no exception. She handles a little bit of everything but is especially good at employee relations and HR. Mom to a little girl, Courtney’s compassion and patience keep our team grounded and thriving. Prior to joining Square Root, she spent years in HR for large companies, focusing on culture and employee morale. She knows just what it takes to pull the best out of people and has a knack for inspiring and connecting the right folks. Courtney has a degree in English with minors in philosophy and history from Texas A&M University. When she’s not busy building our award-winning culture, you’ll find Courtney reading, blogging, hula hooping, or spending time with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and cat.


HR Be Nimble, HR Be Quick

HR Be Nimble, HR Be Quick

HR Be Nimble, HR Be Quick BY: COURTNEY BRANSON MARCH 16, 2018 Growing up, one of my biggest concerns in life was making sure all of my teddy bears felt loved. My mom, the nurturer of our clan of six, totally got it. My dad on the other hand was a bit more concerned...
Rad Love for Square Root

Rad Love for Square Root

Rad Love for Square Root BY: COURTNEY BRANSON FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Our folks hail from all over the world, each bringing a story chock-full of different experiences and perspectives. Somehow we all carved a path to this quaint city and 40+ person startup to snag the...
Failure and Cake: A Love Letter to Experimentation

Failure and Cake: A Love Letter to Experimentation

Failure and Cake: A Love Letter to Experimentation BY: COURTNEY BRANSON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 In 3rd grade, I became obsessed with the weather. So much so that my dad gave me a meteorology textbook and encouraged me to read it, make a prediction, and then validate it....
Let’s Code a Robot

Let’s Code a Robot

Let’s Code a Robot BY: COURTNEY BRANSON MAY 4, 2017 Like many startups, we think the best way to learn is by trying, and failing, and trying again. Failing isn’t fun though—so to encourage our team to stay the course—we made it a value, Think Big—Do Bigger. SO WHAT...