Patti Clarke

Patti Clarke

Global Chief Talent Officer at Havas Group
New York, United States

About me

Patti Clarke is Chief Talent Officer for the Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups founded in 1835 in Paris. Patti is responsible for leading all aspects of global human resources as well as talent and cultural strategy for the group’s 20,000+ employees in over 100 countries. Supporting the group’s vision to create meaningful connections between people and brands through a truly integrated creative, media and data offering, Patti is a key strategist in attracting top talent to the group while spearheading innovative talent programs that enable employees to live the collaborative culture of “to better together.” To date, she has launched initiatives on network mobility, high-potential leadership development, global onboarding and global employee engagement, employer branding and most recently pilot programs in women’s leadership development & advancement and diversity & inclusion. Patti’s experience includes a 20-year career at Dun & Bradstreet, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer for nine years and also ran global internal communications. She led D&B to industry honors as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”. Before joining the Havas Group, Patti also ran her own consulting business with a focus on helping private equity backed companies develop their talent management capabilities.

Positions

Global Chief Talent Officer
New York, United States
January 2013 - Present (5 years 4 months)
Responsible for development and execution of a global end-to-end Talent Management strategy across complex global marketing and advertising agency network. Key partner to Global CEO and senior leadership on all Talent and Human Resources related initiatives and opportunities. Member of Havas Creative Operating Committee. Actions implemented: a set of common values, created and executed a Talent Assessment and calibration process; designed and rolled out a simplified performance review process; executed a global employee engagement survey in 6 languages across 10,000+ Havas Creative global employee base; partnering with leaders to execute survey action plans; reorganized and revitalized Human Resources organization around strategic business partner model; reengineered Talent Acquisition processes and intern program; created programs for key employee constituents groups.
Chief Talent Officer
New York, United States
January 2012 - January 2013 (1 year)
Chief Talent Officer
New York, United States
January 2012 - January 2013 (1 year)
Chief Consultant
New York, United States
June 2011 - January 2012 (7 months)

Education

February 2018 - February 2018 ()

B.S. in Management

1982 - 1986 (4 years)
Executive Committee Member, President's Business Council Board Member, Kania School of Management, AACSB

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