Courtney Branson

If you ask her, Courtney is the cheerleader of the company; but really, she’s the glue that keeps Square Root together. She handles a little bit of everything but is especially good at HR and employee relations. Prior to joining Square Root, Courtney spent several years in HR operations at really large companies, so she brings welcome structure to our rapidly expanding team. No matter what she’s working on, Courtney adds a creative touch – keeping employee morale high and company events interesting. She knows just what it takes to pull the best out of people and isn’t above the occasional need for coffee / whiskey / cookie bribery. Courtney has a degree in English with minors in philosophy and history from Texas A&M University.


The Scoop on the Great Place to Work Conference

In late April I attended the Great Place to Work conference in Dallas, Texas (also known as my hometown). It was two days of stellar keynotes, insightful breakout sessions, + tons of snacks. My Tweetable Aha Culture is more than a free t-shirt! Perks don’t keep...
What’s a Culture Interview and How Do I Pass?

What’s a Culture Interview and How Do I Pass?

Interviewing at can be tough! When you interview with us, we look for someone who is not only the best fit for the role, but also a great fit for our culture. It’s an in depth process that we’ve broken up into four rounds: Round One is a phone screen, Round Two...
The ATX

The ATX

If you aren’t already living in The ATX – then you are missing out. Like most I’m not originally from Austin, but I moved here last November – two weeks after my first visit. I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of this gushing about Austin before, but what’s the harm in...
Initiation into Square Root

Initiation into Square Root

Every company has their own little way of initiating a new hire into the fold.  Here’s ours! Food. The first day involves a painless orientation with me and lunch with the whole team at TNT. We like to amaze new hires by knowing everyone’s order by heart. Swag. If you...