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Since joining TriNet Group, Inc., in 2008, Burton Goldfield has led the introduction of nearly two dozen human resources (HR) services and products. As Chief Executive Officer of the San Leandro, California, HR outsourcing company, Burton Goldfield provides tools for small companies to attract and retain top-quality employees through tailored benefits packages. His firm additionally advises on human capital strategies that allow companies to compete effectively with larger corporate entities. Mr. Goldfield graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Medical Engineering, subsequently earning his Master of Business Administration at Villanova University. He guided a number of technology firms in the areas of operations and corporate strategy over the next 20 years. Joining Rational Software in the late 1980s, he helped lead the firm’s growth over the next 14 years from $19 million to $700 million. Following the company’s 2003 acquisition by IBM Corporation, he served for a year as IBM’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Rational Software Division. Burton Goldfield’s next executive role was as Hyperion Solutions Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. His guidance of the business-performance management software leader’s expansion efforts led to a $3.3 billion acquisition by Oracle Corporation in 2007. Prior to joining TriNet Group, Mr. Goldfield served as CEO with the SaaS (software as a service) provider Ketera Technologies, Inc. He continues to emphasize technological solutions with his current firm, having recently enhanced its SaaS capabilities, as well as its overall technological infrastructure. An animal lover, Burton Goldfield supports greyhound rescues and the humane efforts of the no-kill Best Friends Animal Society.

Burton Goldfield

Outsourcing HR Helps Small Businesses Improve Benefits, Save Money

Burton Goldfield has held the post of president and CEO of TriNet since 2008. In this role, Burton Goldfield helps small companies outsource their human resources function, allowing them to concentrate on core competencies while putting human resources duties in the hands of the company’s specialized staff.Small companies benefit significantly from outsourcing the HR function, as they are often too small to have an entire HR department. Private Employer Organizations (PEOs) such as TriNet take on issues of compliance, relieving the employer of what can often be daunting regulatory burdens.One significant area where PEOs such as Burton Goldfield’s company, TriNet, can add value for small businesses is in benefits. With over 7,000 clients and 200,000 employees under its care, TriNet possesses insurance buying power that small companies lack and passes on those savings to its clients. In addition, the company’s economies of scale also permit the introduction of multiple benefit plans, allowing employers to offer more choices to their workers. By providing better benefits through PEOs, small companies enhance their competitive position relative to larger ones, something Burton Goldfield is committed to achieving for his clients.

TriNet Acquisition of Strategic Outsourcing a Success

Burton Goldfield is the president and CEO of TriNet, a leading provider of outsourced HR services to small businesses. Under the leadership of Burton Goldfield, TriNet helps companies save money, time, and energy by delivering solutions for employee benefits, payroll processing, recruiting, and other critical HR functions. By acquiring Strategic Outsourcing Inc last October, TriNet made progress on its goal to offer more industry-specific services to small and emerging businesses throughout the country. The integration of the company has allowed Strategic Outsourcing Inc clients to experience higher quality products and improved customer service, and clients have responded with positive feedback. Representatives from companies such as Jagged Peak, an ecommerce software provider, and Body Logic MD, a hormone replacement health care organization, have spoken highly of TriNet’s assistance with employment law compliance and employee benefits administration. Earlier this year, TriNet acquired Ambrose Employer Group, as the company looks to further enhance its services in the financial services sector.

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President and CEO

TriNet Group, Inc.




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Syracuse University