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.
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.
Rhonda is a seasoned and passionate leader in technology across industries, working in global executive positions 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. 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 Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, Thrive, CNBC, SWAAY, Women of Influence, Financial Post, and Das Produktkulturmagazin, among many others. For more articles and information about Rhonda as a global performance leader, scroll down...
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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Rhonda Vetere is the Chief Information Officer of Infrastructure at Santander Bank and a seasoned technology professional. A results-oriented, client-focused executive, Rhonda drives value by delivering technology that improves cost and performance to drive the right business outcomes.
In her role on nThrive's Executive Leadership Team, Rhonda worked 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.
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.
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.
A selection of press about Rhonda's experience in executive leadership, global business, and technology:
[Samsung Business USA Podcast] Business Disruption: IT Innovation Best Practices Across the SMB and Enterprise (2018)
[Authority Magazine] Female Disruptors: Rhonda Vetere is changing the face of leadership in business (2018)
[LA Talk Radio] Get Yourself The Job: Jennifer Hill speaks with the President of nThrive, Rhonda Vetere (2018)
[Business RadioX] WIT Connect (2018)
[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)
[Das Produktkulturmagazin] Global Thinking: Interview with Rhonda Vetere, President of nThrive (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)
[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)
[Forbes] Five Business Development Tips From The Top (2017)
[Constellation] Business Transformation 150 (2017)
[Woman to Watch] Estée Lauder’s Leading Tech Lady (2017)
[STEMconnector 100] CTO/CIO Leaders in STEM (2015)
[NearShore Americas] Rhonda Vetere: IT Requires People-Centric Leadership (2014)
[HP] HP Simplifies Multivendor Delivery Models (2011)
[Bank Tech] One Bank Saves $23.5m by Better Managing Remote IT Facilities (2009)
[Biz Journals] Storm Season = Long Hours For Many (2006)
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