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 Export to Your Calendar 3/11/2020
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:30 AM
Where: Town & County
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: Kendra Pheasant

Online registration is available until: 3/11/2020
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Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, infrastructure solutions and more. Many of the company’s brands and franchises are household names, including Stanley, Black & Decker, DeWALT, Sonitrol, Porter  Cable and Mac Tools. The company employs approximately 60,000 associates worldwide and generates annual revenues of more than $14 billion.

The theme for the 2020 Human Resources Leadership Forum programming is the value of human centered leadership.  In addition to the facilitated panel discussion with Stanley Black & Decker leadership, you will have an opportunity to discuss transformation, innovation and corporate responsibility, as well as ask each other and panelists thought-provoking questions.  

Participants will:
•    Learn the Stanley Black & Decker Story of Transformation, Innovation and Corporate Responsibility
•    Learn how leadership guided this process
•    Learn how you can take this story back to your place of business


Schedule of Events:


Registration & Networking Breakfast: 7:30-8:20 am

Welcome Remarks: 8:20-8:30 am

Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am


Facilitated by Kristen Leverone, Managing Director/Northeast Region, Lee Hecht Harrison


Meet the Panelists:

Joseph R. Voelker, CHRO and Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Joseph R. Voelker is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. In this capacity, Voelker reports to the company’s CEO and President, Jim Loree, and oversees human capital strategy and management, as well as environmental health and safety, corporate social responsibility, the corporate brand, corporate communication and facilities management.

With a career that spans more than 30 years, Mr. Voelker’s most recent experience includes overseeing the development and launch of the company’s initiative to become a “Purpose-Driven Performance” organization. This included work to define the company’s purpose, “For those who make the world,” and develop and launch programs in support of the company’s efforts to become a more human-centered diversified industrial company. In addition, he is spearheading Stanley Black & Decker’s launch of the creation of a Talent Factory so the company can more effectively source, retain, train and advance talent across its 60,000-plus employee based located among more than 100 countries around the globe. This effort also includes contemporizing the 176-year company to become more current with the times, from modernizing benefits offerings to making “Workplace by Facebook” available to the company’s global employees to enable greater connectivity and collaboration of associates. He also is skilled in managing labor relations issues, with particular expertise in working productively with unions and employee works councils globally.

Mr. Voelker is also very active in professional and community activities. He is a member of the Global 100 Talent Consortium, The HR Policy Association and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). He serves on the Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors; Executive Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Director’s for the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, where he holds the role of treasurer and secretary, and is a board member of Central Connecticut State University. His previous board experience includes the Executive Committee for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association and the Greater Harford Arts Council.

Mr. Voelker began his career at the General Electric Company in Erie, PA, and held numerous positions in GE Transportation, Quartz and Lighting businesses. He graduated cum laude from Gannon University and received the Kinnane Graduate Award from Mercyhurst College where he earned a master’s in Criminal Justice Management. He earned a master’s in Education from Penn State University, and is currently a resident of Burlington, CT.  

Steve Brodrick, Vice President Finance Transformation  

Steve Brodrick leads Transformation & Performance Resiliency for Stanley Black & Decker driving transformational initiatives across businesses and functions.   

Steve joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2001 and has held multiple positions within the company, starting as FP&A manager at STANLEY Access Technologies. One of his career highlights was leading corporate FP&A during the merger of Stanley with BLACK + DECKER. Following the successful integration, he was appointed CFO, Global Industrial and Automotive Repair, serving in this international assignment for two years before transitioning to acting CFO, Security North America. In 2014 he created an enterprise Integration Management Office that serves as a catalyst to the company’s acquisitive growth strategy. In 2015, Steve led a multi-year, enterprise-wide profit improvement and cash generation program across the company, helping outperform the objectives set forth on price realization, indirect cost savings and working capital turns improvement.

In 2018, Steve fully assumed responsibility for Global Shared Services and Functional Transformation, Technology & Automation, as well as Finance responsibility for the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. Recently, Steve created a Value Accelerator team to develop a standard approach to business case prioritization, with a sharp focus on technology and process enablers to accelerate value creation initiatives within the company.  In 2018, Steve was appointed to lead the Margin Resiliency initiative across the company, working with value stream leaders and global functions to identify, sequence, & execute profit-enhancing ideas to create $0.5B in in profit margin.


Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Steve held financial management positions with United Technologies Corp, a technology product and service company. Steve holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Bentley University and an Executive MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Steve has completed Harvard University’s “CFO Of The Digital Age” executive training, and has completed World 50’s “Next 50” leaders program.

Pradheepa Raman, Chief Talent Innovation Officer
Pradeepha Stanley Black & Decker’s first-ever Chief Talent Innovation Officer. In this role, Pradheepa plays a critical role in the success of our exponential organization based in Silicon Valley, as well as leads the charge for globally innovating our talent practices.
Prior to joining the company in 2018, Pradheepa was the Head of Talent, Diversity & Employee Engagement for Samsung Electronics America where she built the organizational structure to support the talent needs of the Consumer Electronics and Mobile & Content businesses. She implemented efficiencies in talent acquisition, such as additional candidate screening and cloud-based evaluation systems to make operations quicker and more efficient, applying an e-commerce approach to attract talent.
Prior to Samsung, Pradheepa spent eight years with Avaya, where she was the Global Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity. 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.
Stephen Subasic, Vice President of Human Resources for Global Tools & Storage (GTS) & Corporate Talent Management

Stephen joined the company in 2011. He is responsible for developing the strategic human capital plan that supports and enables GTS’ strategic priorities, while also leading the company’s corporate talent organization. A key area of focus in this role is the expansion of the company’s talent strategy and practices to enable continued scale of the organization.  

Stephen previously guided the formulation of the company’s innovation approach, where he championed the launch and expansion of our breakthrough organizational model, shared innovation best practices across the company and mentored our breakthrough teams.

In 2016, Stephen was named a corporate officer of Stanley Black & Decker recognizing the breadth and scope of his role within the organization.

When Stephen joined the company, he brought with him more than 20 years of global HR experience in a variety of manufacturing industries, including most recently as Vice President of Global HR for Oshkosh Corporation. Prior to that, Stephen directly supported manufacturing, distribution and commercial teams with The Sherwin-Williams Company and Snyder’s of Hanover.

Stephen graduated from St. Francis University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Labor & Industrial Relations. He is also a Six Sigma Greenbelt and a certified executive coach.

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