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Global

Rhonda has lived and worked in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India, with extensive and on-going international travel. She has managed teams of up to 20,000 people as part of global leadership across 162 countries while leading IT transformations. She was one of the first female leaders to spearhead offshoring operations.

 

PERFORMANCE

An industry change agent able to support mergers, create synergies across the lines of business, and leverage her onshore/offshore experience, Rhonda is a results-oriented, client-focused executive who delivers value by driving technology improvements for cost, performance, and business outcomes.

 

leader

Rhonda is a seasoned and passionate leader across industries, working in global executive positions at nThrive / Pamplona Capital Management, Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom. Rhonda contributes her perspective and knowledge by serving on boards for professional, educational, and athletic institutions.

 

Rhonda has been interviewed about her role as a C-Suite executive and influencer by the HuffPost, Thrive, CNBC, Moneyish, SWAAY, Women of Influence, Financial Post, and Das Produktkulturmagazin. For more articles and information about Rhonda as a global performance leader, scroll down...

 
Rhonda was a senior manager at both BankOne and JPMorganChase when I served those firms as corporate CIO... Simply, Rhonda is one of the most talented and committed leaders with whom I’ve ever worked.

There is a long list of strong, positive adjectives I could use to describe Rhonda. She is energetic, committed, customer focused, tough when needed, inspirational, etc... I want to share a not-so-discernible attribute: she is simply the most effective female leader of a male dominated tech and ops workforce I have ever seen.
— AUSTIN ADAMS, Former CIO, JPMorgan Chase
 

Board Member

 
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Rhonda serves on several boards and enjoys the opportunities to ensure the future success of STEM industries as well as students, athletes, and women.

She adds value through her enthusiasm and unique experience as a technology executive, international business leader, woman in management, and athlete.

US Olympic and Paralympic Trustee Board
The Canadian Cloud Council
World BPO / ITO Forum Board Executive Advisory Council
Corporate Advisory Board for Longwood University
George Mason University School of Business Alumni Executive Board of Directors
On the Dot Advisory Board
Miss Fashion Week Advisory Board
SWAAY Magazine Board
Xcelocloud Inc. Advisory Board

 
 

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Professional Bio

Rhonda Vetere is a seasoned technology professional, currently on nThrive's Executive Leadership Team. As President, Rhonda works across several businesses as an industry change agent to assist with multiple mergers, creating synergies across the lines of business and leveraging her onshore/offshore experience. A results-oriented, client-focused executive, Rhonda drives value by delivering technology that improves cost and performance to drive the right business outcomes. 

As the Chief Technology Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, from 2013 - 2018, Vetere's role included global leadership across 162 countries and running the technology and operations team. She spearheaded the transformation of the IT capabilities foundation into a digital environment at a record industry pace, without business disruption, around the world – while saving $28 million a year.

From 2012 - 2013, Vetere was SVP for Global Technology & Infrastructure at AIG, which included global oversight of teams and supporting over 70,000 associates. Vetere lead the shift of old technologies into state-of-the-art environment in 132 countries. Throughout her tenure at AIG, she managed 33 Service Desks around the world, desktop engineering, insourcing & outsourcing, email, architecture, network, design, storage, mainframe, Citrix, active directory, mobility, unified communications.

Vetere worked two years at HP Enterprise Services as their SVP of Global Enterprise Services Technology & Operations until 2012. Her responsibilities included automation transformation, production engineering, architecture & technology, global operations, and global service management. While at HP, Vetere coauthored “Enterprise Service Management for Dummies” with Bill Sempf.

Vetere was the Managing Director of Technology & Operations at Barclays from 2007 to 2010, and worked two years in their London office. At Barclays, she executed a global plan to migrate non-strategic sites, resulting in a savings of $23.5M.  

From 2002 to 2007, Vetere was the Managing Director of the Global Infrastructure Operations Center at Bank One, later JPMorgan Chase, which included a 2-year assignment in Mumbai, India and extensive travel to Hong Kong and Asia during the JPMorgan Chase and Bank One merger in 2004. She was one of the first female leaders to spearhead offshoring in India, setting up JPMorgan operations in Mumbai and Bangalore. Under her direction, in-sourcing and outsourcing efficiencies produced $315M in cost savings.  

Vetere worked for twelve years in various positions through mergers at CompuServe, UUNET, AOL, Worldcom, and MCI.

Vetere was born in Fairfax, Virginia and grew up in the Washington, D.C., area. She studied Business, Communications, and Spanish at George Mason University, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


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Enterprise Service Management for Dummies

In 2011, while Vice President for HP’s Enterprise Service Management, Rhonda co-authored a book with Bill Sempf, a software security architect. 

IT Services, IT Service Delivery, IT Service Management, and IT Service Providers – all this and more needs to be brought together to create a single, managed IT Service Delivery Model that works seamlessly on behalf of the client.

 

 
Rhonda is a professional through and through. I have worked closely with her and she exemplifies the qualities any organization looks for; leadership; professionalism and dedication to her co-workers.

As the leader of a global organization and the corresponding large-scale programs that result, Rhonda manages with great skill, thinks innovatively, and always pushes the envelope. These skills along with her tireless effort to improve herself and those around her makes her an easy endorsement for anyone to make.
— JP ROSATO, CEO + Owner, CS Technology

Press

A selection of press about Rhonda's experience in executive leadership, global business, and technology:

 
 

[Authority Magazine] The Goodness of the Soul: Making It Your “Business” to Share Your Heart (2018)

[George Mason University] Meet the 2018-2019 School of Business Board of Directors (2018)

[Thrive Global] Tips From The Top: One On One With Rhonda Vetere (2018)

[Zieley Magazine] Interview with Rhonda Vetere (2018)

[CNBC] The No. 1 Interview Question This Tech Executive Asks Before Hiring a Candidate (2018)

[Das Produktkulturmagazin] Global Thinking: Interview with Rhonda Vetere, President of nThrive (2018)

[Beta Kit] Three Women Technology Titans Discuss The Past, Present, and Future at the Canadian Cloud Council's Control (2018)

[WIT Connect] Women in Technology Announces VIP Sponsor and Keynote for WIT Conference (2018)

[Thrive Global] Why Traveling and Reading the News is Crucial as a Business Leader: With Rhonda Vetere (2018)

[Financial Post] Women, here are seven ways to become the best leader in business and in life (2018)

[Women of Influence] Meet Rhonda Vetere, Chief Technology Officer at Estée Lauder (2018)

[WORTH] Global Calendar – Women of Silicon Valley (2018)

[Ms. Career Girl] Seven Tips to Step Up Your Leadership Game (2018)

[Forbes] Your Job Can Survive A Holiday Without You. This Is Why That Is A Good Thing (2017)

[Global 100] Best Skin Care & Beauty Product Manufacturers, and Award for Innovation in Enterprise Managed Technology Services - Global (2017)

[Moneyish] Female CEOs and Execs Have These 3 Things in Common (2017)

[WSJ] America@250: Technology with a Human Touch (2017)

[Huffington Post] 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became CTO: Rhonda Vetere, CTO at Estée Lauder Companies (2017)

 

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