TriNet Launches Partner Program

Burton Goldfield brings more than 25 years of executive experience to his role as president and CEO of TriNet, a human resources outsourcing firm offering a wide array of services to small and mid-sized businesses. Under the leadership of Burton Goldfield, TriNet provides both software and cloud-based human resources solutions to 8,000 clients. Recently, Mr. Goldfield’s firm launched TriNetConnect, a structured program providing support for TriNet’s channel partners.

Through TriNetConnect, TriNet’s insurance brokers and other strategic partners have access to training, support, and marketing services. The program also includes an expansive collection of educational resources on effective human resources solutions. In addition, TriNetConnect includes an incentive program to further encourage success. Partner firms can choose from three tiers of engagement, each offering a different level of commitment. Each successive tier grants firms larger rewards based on business performance and achieved goals.

The launch of TriNetConnect paved the way for the introduction of TriNet’s Partner Advisory Board (PAB). Consisting of 12 executives from several partner industries, the board provides a wealth of knowledge on the company’s suite of human resources solutions.


Criteria for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Burton Goldfield helms TriNet Group, a firm that specializes in human resources outsourcing for thousands of small to mid-sized companies, as CEO. In 2013, for the second year in a row, Ernst & Young LLP named Burton Goldfield a finalist for the company’s Entrepreneur of the Year title for the northern California region.

For 27 years, Ernst & Young has sought the year’s best entrepreneur in nearly 150 American cities and more than 60 nations worldwide. Past winners include Jeff Bezos of and Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google. To be considered for the award, nominees should be owners or managers of companies that have at least $5 million in revenue and are at least two years old. They should be primarily responsible for their firm’s recent performance. Successful entrepreneurs are not necessarily their company’s founders, but are their current leaders, and are judged by their success in bringing these enterprises to the next level. Several criteria exist for judging candidates, such as the company’s financial performance, its impact on both the local and the global community, innovation skills and overall entrepreneurial spirit, and personal integrity and influence.

The National Parks Conservation Association Preserves Our History

President and CEO of TriNet Group, Inc., Burton Goldfield has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles and is known for his innovation and ability to grow business. Outside of his professional life, Burton Goldfield is involved in the National Parks Conservation Association in the San Francisco Bay area as a member of its Pacific Region Advisory Council.

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing national parks across the United States. For more than 90 years the NPCA has been educating decision makers and the public about the importance of conservation, convincing Congress to support park preservation legislation, and evaluating the health of parks and park management. Established in 1919 to be a voice for the parks outside of the political system, the NPCA today has over 800,000 members and 24 offices around the country.

In December 2013 the NPCA partnered with the Civil War Trust to preserve 3.89 acres of land at the gateway to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, land that had played a significant role in the Civil War battle of Harpers Ferry. With talk about using the land for a gas station or mini-mart, the purchase of the land, financed by federal funds and donations, came just in time. With 250,000 visitors each year, Harpers Ferry and the land surrounding it is rich in history and plays a part in the story of the Civil War and the battle for rights for all Americans.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Since joining TriNet Group, Inc., in 2008, Burton Goldfield has distinguished himself as the company’s president and chief executive officer. A partner with small businesses in the areas of health care benefits, risk mitigation, employer compliance, and payroll, TriNet has become the largest independent human resources outsourcing provider and professional employer organization in the nation. In recognition of his success in leading the company to financial gains and other growth, Burton Goldfield earned placement as a finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Northern California.

Established in 1986, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is given annually to top entrepreneurs in different fields like financial services, life sciences, and technology. Simply succeeding financially is not enough to win; each winner is chosen based on metrics that include innovation, risk, and personal commitment to the business and his or her community. Winners also can obtain one-on-one meetings with Ernst & Young professionals to help develop business strategy and network with other entrepreneurs at the organization’s Strategic Growth Forum.

The Benefits Of Quality HR Representation

Burton Goldfield earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Syracuse University in addition to a master’s in business administration from Villanova University. He was chosen by the San Francisco Business times in 2010 as the Most Admired CEO for his work with the TriNet human resources outsourcing provider. Under the leadership of Burton Goldfield, TriNet saw annual revenue exceed $250 million in 2012, a number that has more than tripled during his time with the company.

The benefits of a quality human resources department or outside HR representation should never be underestimated. Since its earliest days as an ambition tech startup, Google has prided itself on being “the happiest place to work,” based largely on a comprehensive and highly investigative HR department. The company is now enjoying a revenue stream valued at more than $50 billion year.

To be successful and retain talent, HR departments should prioritize making on-time payments. If the employees receive their paycheck in a timely manner, they will have no reason to ever interact with HR. HR representatives should also go out of their way to ensure employees feel like they are being treated fairly at all times. Above all, the goal of a quality HR team is to protect civil and human rights. Workers should never fear for their safety or feel discriminated against in the workplace. If the HR department can handle these responsibilities, executives should enjoy a happy and productive office.

CommNexus and the Nurture of Technological Industry in San Diego

Burton Goldfield, president and CEO of TriNet, is committed to excellence and growth in the local business community. Burton Goldfield serves as a board director of CommNexus, a non-profit organization which strives to increase the expansion and success of technological industry in the San Diego area.

CommNexus, founded in 1998, offers a variety of programs designed to develop businesses and give them access to capital and talent within the technology community. Some programs are focused on helping people to network and establish business relationships, while others offer free assistance to struggling companies. One of CommNexus’s most valuable services is a job-finding website which posts available positions in the tech industry local to San Diego. JobNexus was designed with the purpose of attracting skilled workers to the area and keeping San Diego’s “best and brightest” from moving to other markets. CommNexus relies on sponsorship from community members and local industry businesses to maintain their services.

Three Challenges Facing a Leadership Professional

Burton Goldfield is the CEO of TriNet, for which he was named Most Admired CEO by the San Francisco Business Times. In his work with TriNet, Burton Goldfield faces daily challenges to provide leadership to the full-service human resources firm.

1. A leader must earn the respect and trust of his employees to open the channels of communication and to facilitate a more productive, cohesive work environment.
2. As a leader, one is often responsible for making the tough decisions and must do so by balancing the best interests of his company, clients, and employees.
3. A professional’s resilience, flexibility, and ability to learn from experiences will be tested routinely in leadership roles as industries grow and change.

By keeping challenges in mind and staying apprised of one’s responsibilities, leadership professionals are able to meet the demands of their positions head-on.