David Perna is the global solution leader for HR and Talent Advisory and a consultant in the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services. With 20 years of experience advising public and private sector organizations, he helps companies achieve market advantage through renewal and development of organizational HR and talent strategies.

David works with senior leaders in financial services, healthcare, consumer goods and technology to design, implement and sustain large-scale organizational transformations. His expertise includes strategic planning and operational strategy development, workforce skilling and sourcing, organizational analysis and design, process improvement, HR transformation and global talent strategy.

Transformation and talent strategy leader focused on leveraging emerging talent trends, HR technologies and analytics

  • At Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart company, David served as executive managing director, Americas region leader, and global practice leader for HR and Talent Advisory.
  • He has accrued an extensive background in strategy consulting, with deep experience in a broad range of HR initiatives, including digital HR and global talent strategy, HR operations, organizational design, strategic workforce planning, employee experience, culture and more.
  • While previously at Accenture, David served as managing director, HR transformation leader, a strategy practice leader responsible for solution development, client portfolio management and client delivery.

David earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Cornell University and a master’s degree in psychology from Marymount University. He further completed an executive program on analytics-powered strategy at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

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