David joined Stanford in January of 2017. He is responsible for creating a human capital strategy and HR function capability to drive the performance and execution of Stanford Healthcare’s business imperatives and growth agenda. David leads the HR function and is also a member of the senior leadership team where he plays a vital role in developing business strategies, and ensuring the high performance of the team and the organization.
David has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in human resources in the health care, financial services and e-commerce industries, including executive oversight for human capital strategy development, HR service delivery transformation, organizational and leadership effectiveness, workforce planning, strategic talent management, workforce engagement, and performance management.
David was most recently with Kaiser Permanente as Vice President, Information Technology Human Resources. Previously, he was the Chief HR Officer of Health Care Services Corporation, the parent company for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, and Nebraska, with nearly 20,000 employees in seven states, and more than $15 billion in annual revenues. Prior to that, David was Senior Vice President, and Chief HR Officer for Bon Secours Health System, a nine-state, 30,000-employee Catholic Health System, where he led the creation of an enterprise HR strategy and a national HR service delivery platform. David was also Chief HR Officer for Ameritrade during its hyper-growth era and led the recruitment of executive leadership and technology talent to support Ameritrade’s aggressive e-commerce business strategies.
David holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from West Virginia University, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as an internal consultant in managing organization change. A popular conference speaker, David has lectured audiences across the country and globally on such topics as human resources strategy, change management, and human resources transformation. He has also written numerous published articles on related topics and is a contributing author of two books.