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David A. Thaeler

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

David A. Thaeler

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Background & Experience

As chief people officer, David is responsible for overseeing the global human resources function at Haskell. In this role, he leads the teams responsible for driving the company’s human capital management strategy – including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, team member relations, culture and engagement programs – to support the company’s continued growth, innovation and profitability by enhancing leadership and talent practices to create a work environment that fuels Haskell’s differentiation in the market for our team members and our clients.

Capitalizing on the Haskell culture of creating things that matter and building on its strong foundation of trust and authenticity, David and his team were instrumental in promoting team member learning and engagement, resulting in company recognition as a Training Global Top 100 organization for nine years in a row, as well as numerous regional best places to work awards. David was named to the 2017 Human Resource Executive magazine’s HR Honor Roll and brings a wealth of human resources management expertise to Haskell after having spent 18 years in various human resources leadership functions at two multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies with over 100,000 employees — an emerging publicly traded telecommunication company and an academic healthcare system that was recognized four years in a row as a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work For.


In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources, David also holds a dual master’s degree in Labor & Human Resources Management and Public Policy from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

Professional Affiliations

David is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); HRPS Strategic Network (HRPS), Association of Talent Development (ATD) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), served on the board of directors of the Guardian Catholic Schools, Second Harvest Food Bank and various regional diversity councils in addition to serving as an advisory board member for several private service firms.


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