Business 100 - 2013

OBrien Dermot

Dermot J. O’Brien/ADP, Inc.

Dermot J. O’Brien is the chief human resources officer for ADP, a human-capital-management provider that ranked 255th on the 2013 Fortune 500 list. He joined the company in April 2012 and leads its global human-capital strategy for 60,000 people. He was previously executive vice president of human resources at TIAA-CREF.

Dermot started his financial services career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent nine years in various roles, including head of HR for Japan. He is a founding member of the Human Resource-50 Group, and also serves on the CT Partners Advisory Board and helps develop the institute’s agenda and priorities. He volunteers with Junior Achievement, teaching children the basics of financial literacy. A native of Dublin, he holds a degree in finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.

Dermot is the son of the late Dermot O’Brien, 1957 All-Ireland GAA captain for County Louth and well-known Irish entertainer.