Rhonda Vetera is a seasoned c-suite executive and passionate global leader in technology. She has worked across industries as a global executive and change agent at Santander Bank, nThrive / Pamplona Capital Management, Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom.
She has lived and worked internationally—in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India—and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. She is the author of Grit & Grind and co-author of an HP special-edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies.
With an ability to support mergers, create synergies across lines of business, and leverage her on-shore/offshore experience, Rhonda is a results-oriented, client-focused executive and delivers value by driving technology improvements for cost and performance, to drive the right business outcomes.
From her experience as Chief Technology Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, Rhonda has deep domain expertise in technology and data. Her role included global leadership across 162 countries and running the technology and operations team. She spearheaded the transformation of the company’s IT capabilities foundation into a digital environment at a record industry pace, without business disruption, on a global basis—all while saving $28 million a year.
Rhonda has been recognized with for her leadership and influence, notably as one of 2019’s Most Powerful 50 Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council and with the 2017 Stevie Award for Excellence in Transforming Business (competing with over 1500 CIOs and CTOs). She has been featured in publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive, Moneyish, CNBC, Women of Influence, Financial Post, Triathlete Magazine, SWAAY Magazine, and more.
Rhonda contributes her perspective and knowledge through serving on boards for professional, educational, and athletic institutions, including The Canadian Cloud Council, Longwood University, George Mason University School of Business, SWAAY Magazine, Miss Fashion Week, and Xcelocloud Inc.
A dynamic leader both at work and play, Vetere is constantly training for and competing in events, and has completed over 70 so far, including half-marathons, marathons, and Ironman 70.3-mile triathlons. She is a member of the New York Road Runners, plays golf, and encourages her friends and associates to pursue active, healthy lifestyles as an integral part of career success and improving performance.
Rhonda (still!) enjoys traveling for work and fun, and mentoring professionals, athletes, and students. She appreciates the opportunity to engage with others, empowering women and girls to seize their moments and share their passions with the world. In October 2018, Rhonda participated in the first ever Serengeti Girls Run, as part of a fundraiser for female-empowerment programs.