Roseland, N.J. — April 30
ADP, a provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, benefits administration and integrated computing services for vehicle dealers, announced the appointment of Dermot J. O’Brien as its new chief human resources officer and corporate vice president.
O’Brien will serve as a member of ADP’s executive committee and report directly to ADP President and CEO Carlos A. Rodriguez.
O’Brien will work closely with ADP’s senior leadership team to develop workforce plans and programs that align with ADP’s overall strategic objectives. His responsibilities will include forecasting ADP’s global talent needs; implementing initiatives that effectively attract, develop, deploy and retain a diverse talent population; overseeing succession planning and management development; and improving ADP’s employee engagement.
O’Brien joins ADP from Fortune 100 company TIAA-CREF, where he served for nine years as the company’s executive vice president of HR and as a member of its executive management team.
During his time at TIAA-CREF, he was instrumental in leading shifts in business performance and employee engagement through the design and deployment of talent, leadership, reward and inclusion strategies. O’Brien also played an important client relationship role.
O’Brien is also a founding member of the Human Resource-50 Group, an invitation-only, thought leadership and knowledge sharing group consisting of other chief human resource officers.
He also is a member of the Personnel Round Table, an organization of senior Fortune 500 HR executives, and the CTPartners Board of Directors Human Capital Institute, which convenes annually to share ideas about challenges facing corporations and boards.
A native of Dublin, O’Brien earned an undergraduate degree in finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.