Name of Organization/Company: TaskUs, New Braunfels, TX USA
Category: People-Focused CEO of the Year
Bryce Maddock is the Co-Founder and CEO of TaskUs. He co-founded TaskUs in 2008 and leads the company’s international operations with a focus on building an unrivaled employee experience, believing that an incredible employee experience empowers TaskUs to attract and retain the best talent and deliver superior results to clients.
Over the course of his professional career, Bryce has been called one of the "Top Twenty Entrepreneurs in Their Twenties" by the Los Angeles Business Journal, "30 Under 30" by Inc., and won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2019. Under his leadership, TaskUs has been recognized as one of the best places to work by Glassdoor, Comparably, Business Intelligence, Investors in People and several others. He has also been named by Comparably as “Best CEO” and “Best CEO for Women” each of the past three years.
Bryce serves as the Chair of the TaskUs Foundation that pays for the private education of our employee's children in the Philippines and sits on the board at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that provides entrepreneurial education to high school students in underprivileged communities in America.
Under Bryce’s leadership, TaskUs has long led the industry when it comes to its workplace culture thanks to its unique people-first approach. Since the beginning, Bryce had an innovative vision of what a BPO could be, embodying a dynamic culture that puts people at the heart of TaskUs’s mission.
From world-class working environments and benefits – such as optimally designed working spaces, D&I programs, fitness classes, clinical and psychological support for holistic wellness – Bryce has championed doing everything TaskUs can to make people look forward to coming to work, support their happiness and wellbeing, grow their careers and help them flourish. These efforts have enabled TaskUs to grow from just a couple of teammates in 2008, to a global workforce that is more than 25,000 strong – all while racking up numerous “best places to work” accolades from Glassdoor, Comparably, Investors in People and more.
In 2020, Bryce made the bold, proactive decision to move TaskUs’s entire global workforce to remote work in early March – ahead of most other companies across industries. He not only ensured that teammates had everything the equipment needed to be safe, comfortable and productive from home – he also doubled down on TaskUs’s commitment to employee wellbeing. TaskUs doubled its number of licensed mental health professionals, psychologists and trained life coaches available, and also developed new custom content and virtual programming (including one-on-one sessions, skills groups and outreach activities) available 24/7 to help create space to disengage from work.
Bryce is one of the only leaders in the BPO industry to be recognized as “Best CEO” and “Best CEO for Women” by Comparably. His Comparably score of 97/100 by employees, places him in the top 5% of global companies with 10,000+ employees.