Mark Nechita is an award-winning Chief People Officer who's worked for some of the world's leading brands. He's been CPO in 1st position Private & Public leaders, leveraging his unique Operations experience and Vertical background. He's been an expatriate and scaled companies & HR teams across Asia-Pacific, EMEA and Latam.
Mark's spent the majority of his career in PE portfolio and Founder-led companies, and participated in over 40 PE/VC backed deals and equity transactions valued > $5B. Since 2018, Mark's participated in 7 M&A carve-out and "buy-side" transactions.
Mark's built high engagement cultures as recognized by 2 Best Place to Work and World's Most Ethical Company Awards, and presented on Engagement best practices at Conference Board and Hr.com Employers of Excellence conferences.
Mark partners with Series B to large middle market firms to accelerate growth. His expertise includes scaling start-ups and Family/Founder-led firms to achieve successful exits, Interim/Fractional HR leadership, leading HR transformations, crafting galvanizing Mission/Vision/Values, driving strategic change, and championing holistic Talent to Value People Processes.
Mark's passionate about elevating HR's impact and developing HR leaders. He's known for attracting A-Player talent, a Ted Talk presenter on The Future of HR and an instructor on Building HR Capability. His approach is cited in the book "How to Hire & Develop Your Next Top Performer", McGraw Hill 2012.
You can spot Mark at K-Pop concerts hanging with his teenage daughters! Connect with Mark via email or on LinkedIn.
"Mark's strategic vision, Talent to Value expertise and timely application of best practices allowed him to create strategies instrumental to our rapid growth. His resourcefulness crafting solutions to diverse workforce issues was nothing short of remarkable. He played a pivotal role in attracting top talent in a fiercely competitive market."
~ Paul Mola - Founding CEO, Roswell Biotechnologies
Paula Radloff - VP, Retail HR, Nike, Inc.
“Deborah provided invaluable thought leadership to the Retail leadership team to elevate new capabilities. Additionally she was critical in driving an enterprise-wide Digital offense across three businesses – digital commerce, digital marketing and digital product. Much of the work was groundbreaking, involved multiple layers of leadership and required her to filter through several dimensions to deliver decision-ready outcomes and activation plans. Deborah has an ease in operating both strategically and tactically to address the right requirements at the right altitude to progress solutions. She brought good diagnostic questions to the table, challenged appropriately and ultimately influenced others along the way. Not only does she deliver results, she also provides deliberate coaching on the "how" which oftentimes becomes the most critical aspect of a strategic plan."
Joann Russell - VP, Organization Effectiveness, Nike, Inc.
“Deborah delivered measurable results for us: establishing global standards for org structure and headcount across 12 global functions; creating benchmark metrics and a focus on data-based decision-making; and instilling discipline to ensure Nike’s financial model. Throughout this work she provided strategic and business acumen and the demonstrated ability to ensure tactical execution. Deborah kept it strategic and was willing to get her hands in it!"
Sharon Singerman - Director, Executive Development, Gap, Inc.
“One of the significant projects Deborah led here was to help senior leaders in re-conceptualizing and redesigning the product pipeline to be more effective. This work took significant organizational skills, executive presence, listening skills and ultimately influencing skills. As a result, Deborah became known for her strength as a change and OE consultant within the company."
Rosie Rock Rogers - Senior Director of HR, Nike, Inc.
“Deborah and I collaborated on how to evolve the North America HR organization and the story we needed to tell to get the rest of the leadership team to see it. Not only were we successful in our pitch, but the work along the way was fun and productive! Deborah has great storytelling capabilities, is very skilled at formulating solutions to complex issues and all in all, is a fantastic partner."