Tisha Leslie

Employer Brand Adviser
Seattle, WA, USA
Tisha is exaqueo’s Employer Brand Adviser responsible for helping to steward thought leadership in employer brand and provide inside insight on the every day workforce, culture, and employment challenges organizations face. Currently, Tisha serves as the Director of Employer Brand at Zillow, and has responsibility for building the employer brand function from inside the Corporate Relations organization. She adamantly believes the best brands are built from the inside out because culture is strategy.
Get to Know Tisha

My career got started at the time when jobs were found in the Sunday classified section of the local newspaper -- when employer brand was primarily expressed through color ads or black and white. As both an internal executive and external consultant, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed helping companies through these significant periods of transformation. First, it was a transition to digital with career sites and online job boards, next came the importance of employee lifecycle and experience design to today where employer brand is a compete strategy and decision criteria for customers.  Some of the best work of my career has been in partnership with exaqueo because they think differently, act swiftly and respond thoughtfully which is why I’m honored and excited to continue working with them in this capacity.

I was raised in the Pacific Northwest and am most at home when surrounded by mountains, water and coffee. Skiing, outdoor adventuring, cooking and learning about people and places are a few of the ways our family enjoys spending time together. I’m committed to doing a few things in this life – redefining the rules of work, living and working in another country and winning a triathlon before my next milestone birthday.


BA, Communication Studies

Whitworth University

Industry Experience

Zillow, Director, Employer Brand

T-Mobile, Director, Employer Brand & HR Social Media

Smartsheet, Product Marketing

Evviva Brands, COO

Client service and strategy for various agencies

My First Paycheck

Barista at Austin Chase Coffee in Gig Harbor, WA

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