ADP Names Dermot J. O’Brien Chief Human Resources Officer
Former Head of HR for TIAA-CREF to Lead Internal Human Capital Management Strategy Serving ADP’s Large, Diverse Global Workforce
ROSELAND, N.J. – April 30, 2012 – ADP ®, a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced the appointment of Dermot J. O’Brien as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Corporate Vice President. Mr. O’Brien will serve as a member of ADP’s Executive Committee and report directly to ADP President and Chief Executive Officer, Carlos A. Rodriguez.
In his new role, Mr. 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 already strong levels of employee engagement.
“Dermot is a well-known, well-respected leader within the global human resources community, and is highly regarded as a progressive, results-driven HR business leader,” noted Mr. Rodriguez. “His broad human capital management expertise, proven track record of achievement, and reputation for operating with the highest integrity make him the ideal person to lead our global HR function, which currently serves more than 56,000 ADP associates around the world.”
Mr. O’Brien joins ADP from Fortune 100 company TIAA-CREF, where he served for nine years as the company’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources, and as a member of its executive management team. During his time at TIAA-CREF, he was instrumental in leading significant positive shifts in business performance and employee engagement through the design and effective deployment of talent, leadership, reward, and inclusion strategies. Mr. O’Brien also played an important client relationship role.
Before joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. O’Brien served as First Vice President, Human Resources at Merrill Lynch, where he supported the company’s International Private Client group and Global Debt Markets business. Prior to that, he spent a decade with Morgan Stanley, first serving in New York and then overseas as Vice President of HR for Asia in Hong Kong, and later as Vice President, HR and head of HR for Morgan Stanley Japan in Tokyo.
Mr. O’Brien is a founding member of the Human Resource-50 Group, an invitation-only, thought leadership and knowledge sharing group consisting of chief human resource officers from the world's most respected companies. 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 current challenges facing corporations and boards. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Mr. O’Brien earned an undergraduate degree in finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.
ADP is widely regarded as a global employer of choice and has been lauded for its dedication to inclusiveness and diversity. In 2012, the company was named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the seventh consecutive year, and also ranked sixth on Chief Executive magazine’s 2012 list of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders. Last year, ADP was among the top 20 on Training magazine’s “Training Top 125” list, which annually ranks organizations that provide extraordinary employer-sponsored workforce training and development. The company was named a “Top Company for Working Families” by DiversityInc magazine in 2011, which also listed ADP as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and “Top 10 Companies for Latinos” in 2010. Diversity MBA magazine also ranked ADP in its “Top 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work” in 2010. Working Mother magazine named ADP one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" in 2009 and 2010.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.ADP.com.