November 30, 2021 Talk Details

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Arlette Guthrie, Senior Vice President, HR, will welcome attendees to Career Day and what makes our culture unique at The Home Depot.


Giving Back with The Home Depot Foundation: Heather Prill, Senior Manager, National Partnerships

Join Heather Prill and a local Atlanta nonprofit focused on Veteran housing to peek “behind the apron” and lean into one of our core values, Giving Back, with an open dialogue centered around the incredible work brought to life by The Home Depot Foundation.

Painting, Gardening, and... Coding? Why Retail Tech is Cool: Tia Likely, Senior Director, Technology

You’ve heard of our stores, supply chain, and website – but what about the technology that powers it all? Tune in to learn with Technology Senior Director Tia Likely to hear what a career in software engineering looks like at America’s favorite home improvement retailer.

Meeting Customer Expectations with a Focus on One Supply Chain: Lisa Backlin, Vice President, Supply Chain

At The Home Depot, we’re meeting customer’s shifting expectations to shop whenever, however, and wherever they want by building and enhancing supply chain capabilities across 150 networks and a variety of formats for both DIY and professional customers. Tune into this session led by Lisa Backlin, Vice President, to learn what it’s like to work in Supply Chain at The Home Depot.

The Interconnected Customer Experience Journey: Jordan Jordan, Product Management Senior Manager and Estelle Afshar, Online Data Science Senior Manager

As the world changes, so do we. Tune into this panel talk to learn how we have embraced the digital transformation to provide customers, vendors, and associates with a seamless interconnected experience from store to app to online.


A Fresh Coat of Paint: How The Home Depot Refreshed the Customer Shopping Experience: Felicia Rives, Director, Technology

Prior to the pandemic, this Home Depot team was focused on how to enhance the functionality of buy online, pickup in store capabilities for the paint department. When the pandemic hit, a new layer of complexity was added – including shifting customer behaviors. Join Technology Director Felicia Rives to learn how her team partnered cross-functionally and rose to the challenge to drive innovative technology solutions.

Living our Values: Entrepreneurial Spirit: Kelly Bradley, Merchant

From social media to patio furniture – learn how this orange-blooded Home Depot associate took innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, one of our core values, to the next level while building her career across departments at The Home Depot.

Why Merchandising Matters at The Home Depot: Joe Downey, Senior Merchant, Arianna Jackson, Senior Merchant

Tune into this talk to hear why merchandising matters at the world’s largest home improvement retailer and how our associates collaborate to ensure customers have access to the best quality products in the right place at the right time, at the right price.


Tools to Optimize Your Operations Career: Katy Faulder, Senior Director, Operations Process

Tune in to learn what tools it takes to build a meaningful career in Operations at America’s favorite home improvement retailer, led by Katy Faulder, Senior Director, Operations Process.

How Core Values Turn a Cool Job Into a Rewarding Career: Chuck Binder, Divisional Pro Director

A great job is something we all strive for. A great job that turns into a rewarding career is a dream we can all make a reality. Learn how this happened for Chuck Binder, Divisional Pro Director with our Outside Sales & Services organization.

How Data Tells a Story in Home Depot Stores: Travis Harry, Director, Digital and Insights

Join leader Travis Harry, Director of Digital and Insights, In-Store Experience, to understand the power of data and how it not only tells a story of challenges to overcome, but paves the path for opportunities to innovate with game changing solutions. Travis will share various examples of how his team has used data to bring customers best-in-class experiences at Home Depot stores nationwide.

Getting Creative with Brand Marketing at The Home Depot: Lisa Destefano, Vice President, Brand Marketing

Tune into this session for a behind the apron look into how our creative organization designs and brings to life the brand of the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In this talk, you’ll learn from Lisa Destefano, Vice President, Brand Marketing on how her team supports marketing initiatives from a creative standpoint.


Entrepreneurial Spirit in Tech: Panel with Kristin Hare and Heather Creighton: Moderated by Amanda Jurek, Manager – OrangeMethod & OrangeWorks

Join moderator Amanda Jurek from The Home Depot to get to know more about our in-house technology training team, OrangeMethod, and our innovation center with Georgia Tech, OrangeWorks. Amanda will moderate a panel with two graduates from our OrangeMethod and OrangeWorks programs to showcase how these innovative programs pave the path for associates to live out our value of entrepreneurial spirit.

Why a Strong Product Culture Matters: Adi Sthanunathan, Director, Online Product Management

Discover what a career in product management looks like at a Fortune 18 company, also diving into the importance of building a strong product culture through collaboration and ideation.

Getting to Know The Home Depot’s Brand Advocate Program: Panel with Mike Newsome, Bridgett Smith, and Rawan Hanna

Join a panel talk with leaders across our Brand Advocate Program to explore how to make an impact with a career in our Brand Advocate Program, designed to drive a best-in-class online customer retail experience and expand business.

Career Mobility with the Assurance & Advisory Management (AMP) Program: Panel with Rob Grabowski, Allison Easter, Rachel Caldes, and Carson Topping. Moderated by Michelle Pyne, AMP Manger

Join this panel of current associates and graduates from our Assurance and Advisory Management (AMP) Program. This immersive, two-year rotational leadership program for Senior Analysts allows participants to support high-visibility projects that impact the entire company. Learn from this panel how the AMP program led them to where they are today and how you can apply.