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Deb Wheelock: Listen to Understand, Not to Respond

March 1, 2021

Deb Wheelock is an accomplished and versatile Global Talent Management Leader with deep expertise in the global design and delivery of the talent lifecycle. She is known for her ability to collaborate across functions to empower the HR team and to partner effectively with the business to drive inclusive cultural change.

Deb recently joined iCapital Network, a fast-growing fintech company whose mission is to power the world’s alternative investment marketplace.  In her role as head of Global Talent Management, she oversees Talent Acquisition, Learning & Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Employee Experience.  Prior to this role, she was leader of the global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness team at Legg Mason & Co., LLC.  

Before that, she was head of Global Talent Management for the Risk & Insurance Services segment of Marsh & McLennan Companies, holding the lead talent management role at Marsh and Guy Carpenter, and earlier, at Mercer. During her tenure in these roles, she led the design of high-impact leadership development programming and streamlined the talent review and succession planning process, while improving the focus on visible diversity. 

Deb is a member of The Executive Forum, The Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, the Fairfield County Senior HR Roundtable and the Association for Talent Development (where she has served on their Board Selection Committee). She is a past member of the Chief Talent Officer Exchange and the Senior Executive Board for Talent Management for Best Practices Institute.  Deb has spoken at various learning and talent management industry events and was a member of the presenting faculty at The Conference Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Boot Camp. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University (Douglass College), a certificate in E-Learning and is NetWorkWise Certified.  She is a licensed and certified practitioner of the Hogan Development Suite (Advanced Feedback & Interpretation) and Insights Discovery.  

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