Mr. Bartley’s career has been effectively characterized as a subject matter expert for Diversity, Inclusion & Talent Acquisition. In his current role as Senior Vice President & Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Dentsu Aegis Network, the fifth largest Media & Advertising holding company globally, he manages the Diversity & Inclusion strategy, partnerships, and overall incorporation into all the Dentsu Network brands for the Americas.
DK was previously Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition where he successfully managed the Dentsu Americas talent acquisition team and created the Center of Excellence, that lead to Dentsu Aegis becoming an employer of choice.
As a speaker and facilitator, DK Bartley has been very effective inspiring global audiences related to ‘Best-in-Class’ Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion practices for both big and small corporations. Prior to Dentsu he ran the global consulting firm Diversity Talent International (DTI) with a roster of clients that included some of the world’s most influential brands, Polo Ralph Lauren, Mercedes-Benz, Colgate-Palmolive, Huawei Technologies, and WPP. Prior to DTI, Mr. Bartley held senior level roles as Director of Human Resources at News corporations, HarperCollins Publishers, and functioned as Director of Talent Acquisitions for Gust, the global startup funding platform.
He is a board member of the AAF, The American Advertising Federation and also ACT-SO the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics of mind competition.