Chief Talent Leader & CEO, Center for Talent Solutions
Derrick Barton is one of the world’s leading experts in the practical implementation of talent practices. When the best companies have to solve big talent issues, they call Derrick. His pragmatic approach helps organizations like Baylor Healthcare, General Electric, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, John Deere, EMC, DOD, FEMA, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Unilever implement “real” solutions needed to deliver over 601 Million dollars of incremental results. Derrick is the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for TALENT SOLUTIONS - the elite partner equipping organizations to make sure TALENT joins, engages, contributes, innovates and stays.
Derrick has a wealth of experience gained through leadership roles within manufacturing, telecommunications, and the high tech business segments. He has provided thought leadership for the Human Capital Institute and Center for Human Capital Innovation and headed up the HR, Training, and OD functions within multiple Fortune 100 Companies. His upcoming book - Engaging TALENT: A Field Guide shows the work he did with 50,000 leaders to improve talent results and increase organization performance. He truly has seen what it takes to impact global talent results by working with top business leaders and frontline managers from virtually every part of the world.
Derrick is a BGSU graduate with BSBA and MOD degrees. Delivering pragmatic, straightforward messages have become his trademark.