This article accompanies The Re-inventor.
Title: Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Organization: Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif.
Key HR Challenges: Leading the HR function at an organization that had been through multiple CEO changes and acquisitions in recent years, and is now poised to split into two Fortune 50 companies.
Key HR Accomplishments: Overseeing the board selection and staffing of 300,000 employees that will comprise two new organizations under the HP umbrella; revamping the HP corporate culture through The HP Way Now, an initiative that has contributed to raising employee-engagement scores by more than 20 percent; and increasing the number of HP executive positions filled with internal candidates from 35 percent to 68 percent over a four-year span.