PRADHEEPA RAMAN is Stanley Black & Decker’s first-ever Chief Talent Innovation Officer. In this role, Pradheepa plays a critical role in the success of our exponential organization based in Silicon Valley, as well as leads the charge for globally innovating our talent practices.
Prior to joining the company in January 2018, Pradheepa was the Head of Talent, Diversity & Employee Engagement for Samsung Electronics America. In this position, Pradheepa built the organizational structure to support the talent needs of the Consumer Electronics and Mobile & Content businesses. She implemented efficiencies in talent acquisition, such as additional candidate screening and cloud-based evaluation systems to make operations quicker and more efficient, applying an e-commerce approach to attract talent.
Prior to Samsung, Pradheepa spent eight years with Avaya, where she was the Global Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University in India, and a master’s degree in human resources management from Rutgers University.