Mai Ton


EMP HR Consulting

Mai Ton is a startup advisor and HR consultant. She formerly led the People team at White Ops, HelloSign, Onelogin, RichRelevance and Trulia. In 2019, she formed her own consulting business, EMP HR Consulting, where she helps fast growing companies create a people strategy with core structures like performance management, compensation frameworks and cultural investments which increase employee engagement and retention.

Mai has 20 years of experience leading all aspects of Human Resources in several small and mid size rapidly growing businesses in the San Francisco and New York areas. Over the course of her career, she has been the first Vice President of Human Resources at six companies, including five start-ups.  She helped these companies through IPOs and M&A transactions and built the people function from scratch at every company where she has worked. You can find her in New York City and at [email protected].

Mai has won 14 awards for her companies, and was named to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, Top 50 Tech Leaders in 2019, and Top 20 Tech Trailblazers.  Mai is a Board member of LEAP a non profit organization that helps Asian Americans break the bamboo ceiling.  She is an advisor to some of the newest HR technology software companies and shares her knowledge with others by speaking at various HR conferences.

Mai received a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin.