AOL has announced that it has named Dave Harmon Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Harmon will oversee all aspects of AOL’s global human resources efforts, including talent acquisition, development and retention, employee relations, compensation and benefits, HR systems and processes, organizational effectiveness and leadership development, and strategic consulting to support AOL’s global ad-supported Web business.
“AOL is undergoing a fundamental transformation, and I’m delighted to have Dave Harmon in the role of creating a people strategy to support this transformation,” said Randy Falco, AOL Chairman and CEO. “During his time at AOL, Dave has demonstrated the skills and insights needed to create a strong, inclusive, performance-based culture and attract and retain the kind of talent we’ll need to compete as a global, ad-supported digital media company.”
“I’m excited at the opportunity to align our talent with AOL’s new global strategy, and to work with the company’s many skilled, creative and dedicated employees,” said Harmon. “People make the difference in this market, and our team is committed to making sure AOL attracts, retains and develops the best, diverse talent to succeed as a global Web business.”
Harmon has more than 17 years experience in the human resources field including corporate, international and field-based human resources.
Prior to his current position, Harmon served as Senior Vice President of AOL’s HR Solution Center, responsible for international HR, talent acquisition, HR technologies, employee relations, global mobility, immigration, compliance, payroll and the HR call center. Harmon joined AOL in 2003 as Vice President, Human Resources.
Before coming to AOL in 2003, Dave was Vice President, New Business Development, for Footstarworks, a division of Footstar. Previously, Dave held Human Resource and operational positions at Footstar, Pepsi-Cola and Cooper Industries.
Harmon has a B.A. in Marketing and Psychology from Skidmore College, and an MBA from Clarkson University with a concentration in Economics. He has additional graduate degrees/certificates in Operations Management and Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.