Rhonda Vetere is a seasoned C-Suite executive and passionate global leader in technology
Rhonda has worked across industries as a global executive and change agent at Santander Bank, nThrive / Pamplona Capital Management, Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom.
She has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. Vetere is the author of Grit & Grind and co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies.
With an ability to support mergers, create synergies across lines of business, and leverage her onshore/offshore experience, Rhonda is a results-oriented, client-focused executive and delivers value by driving technology improvements for cost and performance to drive the right business outcomes.
From her experience as Chief Technology Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, Rhonda has deep domain expertise in technology and data. Her role included global leadership across 162 countries and running the technology & operations team. She spearheaded the transformation of the IT capabilities foundation into a digital environment at record industry pace, without business disruption, around the world – while saving $28 million a year.
Recognition & involvement
Rhonda has been recognized with for her leadership and influence, notably with a 2017 Stevie Award for Excellence in Transforming Business (competing with over 1500 CIOs and CTOs), and has been featured in renowned publications, including Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive, Moneyish, CNBC, Women of Influence, Financial Post, Triathlete Magazine, SWAAY Magazine, and more.
She contributes her perspective and knowledge through serving on boards for professional, educational, and athletic institutions, including the US Olympics and Paralympics, The Canadian Cloud Council, Longwood University, George Mason University School of Business, SWAAY Magazine, Miss Fashion Week, and Xcelocloud Inc.
Athletics & Mentorship
A dynamic leader both at work and play, Vetere is constantly training for and competing in events – over 70 so far, including triathlons, half-marathons, marathons, and IRONMAN 70.3 mile triathlons (single-day races that consist of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 13.1-mile run). She is a member of the New York Road Runners (NYRR), plays golf, and encourages her friends and associates to pursue active, healthy lifestyles as an integral part of career success and improving performance.
Rhonda (still!) enjoys traveling for work and fun, and mentoring professionals, athletes, and students. She appreciates the opportunity to engage with others, empowering women and girls to seize their moments and share their passions with the world. In October 2018, Rhonda participated in the first ever Serengeti Girls Run as part of a fundraiser for female empowerment programs.
In October 2018, Rhonda participated in the inaugural Serengeti Girls Run event, speaking to a crowd of 400 local high school girls and doing ‘fun run’ with the community. Rhonda then ran 55-miles over the course of three days for a female empowerment fundraiser.
With schoolchildren during vacation in Africa.
Visiting business partners & orphanage in India.
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Rhonda has a unique background and extensive experience as a global business executive, industry change agent, mentor, and board member.
Speaking engagements include keynotes and panels discussing STEM leadership, motivation, wellness, and female empowerment.
Personal wellness, fitness, and competition facilitate leadership qualities, including motivation, perseverance, balance, and a healthy lifestyle.