Written by Clark Atlanta University
Beth Simonetti, executive vice president and chief human resource officer at TD SYNNEX, will speak at Claflin University from 2 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Orange and Maroon Room at Corson Hall.
A “Q &A” session is scheduled after her remarks. Simonetti’s Claflin includes meetings with University administrators, faculty, and School of Business students to discuss career, internships, and partnership opportunities. Simonetti’s presentation and “Q &A” session can be seen live via zoom (see link below).
“This visit by TD SYNNEX’s chief human resource officer (CHRO) to Claflin marks a significant opportunity for our students to engage a C-suite executive which could lead to myriad opportunities for our students and the University,” said Dr. Nicholas J. Hill, dean of Claflin’s School of Business. “We are hopeful Beth will gain insight into our outstanding legacy of student success while our faculty, staff, and students get a chance to show why Claflin is a premiere liberal arts university and a U.S. News and World Report Top 10 Best Historically Black College/University (HBCU). We want to showcase the campus community and our high-achieving scholars, as we explore partnerships that will provide mutual benefits for TD SYNNEX and Claflin University.”
TD SYNNEX is a $62B global technology business with over 23,000 employees in over 40 countries. Simonetti has seen the company through numerous acquisitions, including the $10B Technology Solutions division of Avnet, followed by the purchase of Tech Data by Apollo Global Management and going back public with the merger of SYNNEX. With over 50 mergers and acquisitions in her portfolio, Simonetti has developed expertise working with boards and executives to integrate and align leadership teams, organizational structures, compensation, and talent management strategies. She is focused on driving strategic business goals, culture transformation, aggressive financial targets, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity & Including (DE&I) objectives. Simonetti has brought her expertise to both public and private boards, working closely with the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees.
Simonetti’s early career was leading human resources (HR) through exponential growth at Cardinal Health, as they went from $3B to $65B in revenue and 3,000 to 65,000 employees over 12 years. Just prior to her current role with TD SYNNEX, she led HR for Baker & Taylor, a $2+B, privately held distribution business.
Simonetti received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her master’s from Ohio State University. In April 2022, Simonetti also completed the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business Executive Women’s Director program.
She has been the recipient of multiple HR recognitions including Human Resources Person of the year in Tampa Bay and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Moffitt Cancer Center Hospital in Tampa, Fla.