Coming on board amid unprecedented change brought on by present global circumstances, Martha Delehanty joins Commvault to expand employee recruitment, retention and professional development.
As chief people officer, Delehanty will be based in the enterprise software company’s Tinton Falls headquarters and report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Mirchandani, Commvault said on Thursday.
Delehanty has decades of human resources experience, Commvault said. Following a series of promotions to more senior roles, she most recently served as senior vice president, Human Resources at Verizon where she was responsible for developing and instituting policies that affected more than 100,000 employees across all of the telecommunications company’s customer segments.
“To ensure Commvault has the talent it needs to continue to simplify, innovate and execute, my focus will be to ‘get ‘em, build ‘em and keep ‘em,’” said Delehanty in a prepared statement. “I look forward to realizing this goal by strengthening the link between our human resources plans and our business outcomes. At the same time, I will be working to guide and coach our team members so that, whatever their background or role at Commvault, they are confident that it is a place where they can build a fantastic, life-changing career—even during this pandemic.”
Amid COVID-19, Delehanty is helping Commvault employees navigate the personal and professional impacts of life during a pandemic, the company said.
“We at Commvault are committed to helping our employees, customers and partners manage the COVID-19 crisis,” Mirchandani said in a prepared statement. “Having global accountability for many aspects of human resources at Verizon, Martha combines a broad set of skills with the ability to think creatively about talent processes.
“With Martha now responsible for every aspect of Commvault’s teams worldwide, we are better positioned than ever to ready our customers to take on their greatest data challenges and grow our business around the world,” he continued.
Commvault describes Delehanty as an advocate for young women in STEM, and says she has helped to increase participation in the Girls Who Code, Black Girl Code Built by Girls, and WiTNY (Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York) programs. She also currently serves on the board for 180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit concerned with ending domestic violence.