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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.


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...
Recruiting at Square Root: How to Nab an Interview

Recruiting at Square Root: How to Nab an Interview

We are 29 strong right now and growing!  This means lots of hiring in 2014.  In addition to being the office ‘Happiness Captain’, I am the Square Root® recruiting manager.  Here are my top tips on how to win us over. Write a cover letter that catches our...
Best Places to Cater from in Austin

Best Places to Cater from in Austin

Each week a different Square Root® employee gets to choose any restaurant in Austin that delivers for our Friday team lunch. We have a few restrictive diets that we special order for, but for the most part we all try whatever’s been selected for the week!  We’ve had...
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I love to celebrate, and if I can find a reason to celebrate I will!  (Good thing the culture supports random celebration!) Today I decided to surprise the office with some St. Patrick’s Day surprises.  We had Lucky Charms with milk for breakfast, green sugar cookies...