Tom Palladino has held numerous HR leadership positions in companies that included Conoco Phillips, Starbucks Coffee, Wells Fargo, Capital One, First Data and Green Plains Renewable Energy. His interest in HR analytics started in 1998 while he was consulting for Starbucks. He helped design a methodology that would identify employee attributes that correlate with business performance. His HR analytics model was initially applied to new subsidiaries in Asia and Europe enabling the company to inculcate select Starbucks values with local values to create a ”performance-driven brew”. Later, Mr. Palladino’s protocol was successfully applied throughout the United States.
In his HR leadership positions, he consistently applied analytics to identify high-leverage HR practices that delivered the highest possible business results. In 2012, Mr. Palladino started Refined Analytics and has delivered powerful diagnostics and solutions to companies that include RE/MAX, Micron, PepperJax Grill and other organizations around the world.
Today, he focuses on clients in India, China and Indonesia. He is also on the faculty of a university based in Iowa where he teaches human resources, change management and Lean Six Sigma.
Mr. Palladino has a bachelor’s degree in labor relations from Cornell University and a graduate degree in dispute resolution from Creighton University. He resides in Omaha, Nebraska.