Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer at EMC
As Chief Talent Officer and Senior Vice President of EMC’s Human Resources organization, Tom drives an integrated focus on HR Operations and Talent initiatives, including: Talent Acquisition, Executive Development, Coaching, Learning and Development, Organization Performance Consulting, Performance Management, and Employee Relations. In addition, Tom supports EMC’s Global Sales & Customer Operations (COPS) organization, partnering closely with the senior leadership team as a strategic business partner. Tom leads a team of 600 professionals who ensure that 50,000 employees around the world are able to contribute fully to EMC’s future. He is committed to defining EMC as “a people company in the technology business.”
Tom guides an extensive portfolio of people investments for EMC, from establishing a vital presence at colleges and universities to recruiting senior leaders and guiding the company’s succession planning. Since joining EMC in 2007, he has led integration and retention of talent from multiple acquisitions and built a team to support extensive hiring in Europe and Asia Pacific. Tom was instrumental in expanding EMC’s Silicon Valley presence to 12,500 employees in six unique business units. He has evolved the company’s employee Learning & Development suite to offer flexible, targeted education and coaches senior leaders extensively to raise organization capability and performance.
As a leader, Tom cultivates an inclusive workforce with targeted outreach to diverse candidates. He works to retain EMC talent through strategic rewards, retention initiatives, employee relations, and compensation. His efforts to develop a smart workforce analytics model have helped EMC make informed decisions and draw some of the best talent in IT.
Tom graduated from Bates College and lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. He serves on the Board of Directors for Horizons for Homeless Children, one of the few organizations in Massachusetts focused exclusively on the needs of young homeless children and their families.