As VP of HR and Chief Transformation Officer for the Global Tools & Storage business unit at Stanley Black & Decker, Pradheepa leads the charge for delivering a best-in-class employee experience, building organizational resiliency through skills and leadership development and enabling growth and innovation.
Pradheepa approaches transformation through a people-centric lens, activating a multitude of focused initiatives to enable organizational performance and long-term health.
Prior to her current role, Pradheepa led innovative talent practices for more than 50,000 employees around the world. In her global talent role, she used neuroscience, AI, data analytics and a design thinking approach to reshape how Stanley Black & Decker attracts, develops and engages its talent.
Before joining the company in January 2018, Pradheepa was the Head of Talent, Diversity & Employee Experience for Samsung Electronics America. In this position, Pradheepa built the organizational infrastructure to support the talent needs of the Consumer Electronics and Mobile & Content businesses. Prior to Samsung, Pradheepa spent eight years with Avaya, where she was the Global Director of Talent & Diversity.
Pradheepa started her career as a software developer and transitioned into Strategic Human Resources Management. 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. Pradheepa lives with her husband and son in the San Francisco Bay area.